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Resuscitation science, technology and emergency dispatch services leaders commit to help double out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivalby 2028Apr 23, 2019
The American Heart Association states more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the U.S. annually. Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition with about a 10-minute life expectancy without immediate CPR from a bystander. With emergency medical service (EMS) providers,[…]Read more...
Apr 23, 2019
Study Highlights: Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries than younger patients.Older patients were more likely to survive heart attacks if they had[…]Read more...
Apr 23, 2019
Study Highlight: Standing up from a seated position and walking across a room may help predict which heart attack survivors over age 75 will require repeat hospital stays within a month.Read more...
New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart diseaseApr 22, 2019
Study Highlight: Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when[…]Read more...