A newly developed breathing tube that emergency medical services use for cardiac arrest victims may boost their chances of survival, according to the U.S National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. View the following website for more info. https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20180829/new-breathing-tube-may-stop-cardiac-arrest-deaths
Young SCA victims are more likely to have a history of CVD and some association with drugs. It is encouraged to get a cardiac evaluation early on to detect any warning signs, if any. The website below provides more insight. https://www.cardiovascularbusiness.com/topics/electrophysiology-arrhythmia/sca-young-linked-drugs-psychiatric-ills
More than half of people experience signs a month prior to their cardiac arrest event— but do not know they’re signs— and ignore them. This site provides at least six warning signs of a cardiac arrest; check it out! https://www.rd.com/health/warning-signs-of-cardiac-arrest/
The human body was not designed to sit stationary for an exceeding amount of hours. The link below provides exercises you can do at your desk or in your car that can help you lower chances of developing cardiovascular afflictions. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2019/04/14/dont-be-a-desk-potato-exercises-you-can-do-at-your-workstation/#195a38fa1623
There is a new study that indicates the chances of survival of sudden cardiac arrest depends on which emergency medical services agency shows up to treat you. Studies show that the probability of surviving to hospital discharge after a cardiac arrest event could range more than 50% for two synonymous patients treated by two different […]
The watch, called the iBeat, is designed for people who know they’re at risk for cardiac arrest and have existing heart afflictions. To find out more about the watch’s features and how it detects your heart rate, click on the link below.
In this new study funded by the National Institutes of Health, neuroscientists have linked bright white lights at night to brain cell death and a higher mortality risk for cardiac arrest patients. To get a better understanding, click the link below for more detail.
Monday mornings used to be the common time when cardiac arrest events occur- not anymore. The biggest contributory factor is stress- among other factors. A new study finds that cardiac arrest occurrences are happening chiefly during the afternoon-not just the morning hours. To read more, visit the website below for more insight. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/health/sudden-cardiac-arrest-changing-peak-time-study/index.html
A recent study conducted in Arizona reveals that opioid overdose can be a direct link to cardiac arrest. Due to the severity of overdoses, this increases the risk of cessation of the heart pumping thus entering a cardiac arrest event. The website below provides in-depth content about the study. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-links-cardiac-opioid-overdoses.html
A standard drug used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pains due to reduced blood flow to the heart) may increase the risk cardiac arrest. Please read this detailed study conducted by scientists who ascertained the relationship between the drug and cardiac arrest. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324711.php