Lots of confusion over heart failure v. heart attack
June 18, 2015
Nearly six million Americans currently live with heart failure, yet a recent national survey found potentially dangerous misconceptions and knowledge gaps about the disease. In fact, nearly half of those surveyed got fundamental facts about heart failure wrong and two-thirds of respondents confused signs of heart failure with signs of a heart attack.
Would you know what to do if a coworker's breathing or heartbeat stopped? If you're like 70% of Americans, the answer is no. But the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a vital life-saving tool in many emergencies.
An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images, according to a research study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this “significant public health problem,” according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public Access Defibrillator Placement”).
According to OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working in cold environments places workers at risk for hazards such as hypothermia, immersion hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and chilblains.
Stat PADS, the leading independent provider of Physician Oversight & Medical Direction nationwide, today announced it has awarded Cintas Corporation with its Heart Award, an annual award that recognizes businesses and organizations for their commitment to saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
High pressure jobs with heavy workloads, tight deadlines and restricted decision-making create significant cardiac risk in the people who hold them, according to research published in the medical journal Lancet.
The American Heart Association’s new CPR awareness campaign promises that it only takes 60 seconds to learn the life-saving skill either online or during free in-person sessions at the new state-of-the-art mobile training unit that kicks off its nationwide tour in New York City .