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Young boy's life saved by CPR after sudden cardiac arrest
New Delhi: Timely intervention by doctors saved a 18-year-old boy's life from sudden cardiac arrest. The teenager had lost his mother and 12-year-old sister to similar malfunction of the heart. The doctor said after giving emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the teen's grandfather rushed him ...
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AHA: Florida lifeguards helped save man's life after cardiac arrest
HCM could have caused Bourne's heart to stop. Vigorous physical activity can trigger arrhythmias, which can lead to cardiac arrest in people with HCM. Bourne received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, because his risk for another cardiac arrest remained high. The pocket-watch-size ...
Implantation of world's smallest pacemaker in Super Speciality Hospital
Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology, GMC, Jammu under the guidance of renowned cardiologist and electro physiologist Dr T.S Kler conducted the first leadless percutaneous permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient, who was admitted to the hospital after cardiac arrest with abnormal heartbeats.
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New leadless pacemakers carry reduced risks of complications and are less invasive
In a standard system, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin just below the collarbone. A lead (wire) extends to the patient's heart. The new leadless pacemaker does not have any wires. It also is miniaturized so the electronics, battery and delivery system are contained in one unit the size of a large ...
Bystanders use defibrillator to help save boy in cardiac arrest
An automated external defibrillator stationed at the school was used, paramedics wrote in a news release issued Monday. The boy was playing indoor soccer when he collapsed, paramedics said. A cardiologist who was there started CPR while others retrieved the school's defibrillator. They then gave ...
Common genetic variant linked to AFib risk in Latinos
"While Latino individuals are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than whites, despite having a higher burden of risk factors, they are more likely to suffer complications if the condition does develop," said Darbar, professor medicine and pharmacology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of ...
Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke
The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, reveals for the first time that MÄ ori and Pacific people develop Atrial Fibrillation (AF) an irregular heartbeat - a key risk factor for stroke - a decade earlier than other New Zealanders. And when they ...