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  • Back from the Dead: Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

    08/02/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 29, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death.At some point, everyone's heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at bringing the clinically dead back to life. However, more patients could be saved if medical professionals put existing knowledge about the treatment of cardiac arrest to better use, argues critical care physician Sam Parnia, 41, who is leading a revival of research in this field at...
  • Lieberman, Kerry make last-ditch appeal on scaled-back climate bill

    07/12/2010 9:45:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2010 | Darren Goode & Ben Geman
    The Senate sponsors of a sweeping climate change bill are drafting a scaled-back version focused on electric power plants in a bid to salvage a role for greenhouse gas curbs in the Senate energy debate. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week will start circulating a draft of their narrowed plan as they try to convince Democratic leaders to include a carbon pricing component in a broad energy package that may hit the Senate floor next week. “I am very optimistic that we can pass something here that deals with energy and gets us started in the...
  • Man Survives 47 Minutes in Cardiac Arrest

    11/24/2009 2:32:31 PM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 920+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2009
    Man Survives 47 Minutes in Cardiac Arrest Doctors Wouldn't Give Up on N.Y. Man, Delivering 4,500 Chest Compressions and 8 Defibrillator Shocks to Save Him (WCBS)  What happens if your heart stops beating? Is it possible to survive? CBS station WCBS in New York recently met a Brooklyn man who lived after his heart quit for 47 minutes, and it's all thanks to a team of doctors who refused to give up until they brought him back from the dead. "These doctors did not stop," Joe Tiralosi said, fighting through tears to find the words to describe his experience....
  • City Pushes Cooling Therapy for Cardiac Arrest (NYC)

    12/03/2008 10:25:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 541+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 4, 2008 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Starting on Jan. 1, New York City ambulances will take many cardiac arrest patients only to hospitals that use a delicate cooling therapy believed to reduce the chances of brain damage and increase the chances of survival, even if it means bypassing closer emergency rooms. The move by the city’s Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service, after a year of preparation, indicates a shift away from the prevailing view among emergency workers and the public that how fast critically ill patients reach the hospital is more important than which hospital treats them. It amounts to an endorsement by the Bloomberg...
  • New CPR advice: chest compressions only

    03/31/2008 1:31:01 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 60 replies · 2,319+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 31, 2008 | Suzanne Hoholik
    New CPR advice: chest compressions only Heart Association hopes simpler guidelines save lives Monday, March 31, 2008 4:00 PM By Suzanne Hoholik THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Hands-only CPR When you see an adult collapse: * 1. Call 9-1-1. * 2. Start hard, fast compressions at the center of the chest. Trade off with someone if you get tired. If no one else is around, continue compressions until paramedics arrive. In an effort to get more bystanders to perform CPR, the American Heart Association issued new guidelines today changing the way it teaches the lifesaving technique by eliminating mouth-to-mouth breaths. When an...
  • Mother Demands Justice against Abortionist for Letting Daughter Die As He Was Killing Her Child

    10/01/2007 4:08:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 393+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/07 | Peter J. Smith
    HYANNIS, Massachusetts, October 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Massachusetts woman is demanding the authorities take action against an abortionist, who destroyed her daughter's unborn child while she died of cardiac arrest on his operating table. Operation Rescue reports that Eileen Smith has initiated legal action against abortionist Rabin Osathanondh in order to prevent her daughter's cruel death from being merely "swept under the rug" as frequently occurs after abortion tragedies. Smith's 22-year old daughter, Laura Hope Smith, walked into Osathanondh's Women Health Clinic in Hyannis on September 13, 2007, as a healthy young woman engaged to be married before she...
  • Still smiling, man who had 28 heart attacks in one day

    11/26/2005 7:00:28 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    www.timesonline.co.uk ^ | November 26, 2005 | Nigel Hawkes
    AN ENGINEER has survived 28 cardiac arrests in a single afternoon, after he was resuscitated on each occasion using a defibrillator. Jeff Kerswell, 54, from Whipton, Devon, remembers little about it but his doctors and paramedics certainly will. “The consultant took pictures and X-rays of his chest and a picture of the two of us together to show there was a happy ending,” Heather Kerswell, the patient’s wife, said yesterday. “He couldn’t believe it. He wants to use [the picture] in his research and teaching.” Mr Kerswell, a shower engineer, was at work when he began having chest pains. “I...
  • Prayer need for 15 yr old soccer player

    08/17/2005 5:48:34 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 70 replies · 750+ views
    8/17/05 | Self
    Prayers needed for Ciera Trevino, a 15 yr old Dallas girl, known for being a very good soccer player. She collapsed at her school volleyball practice on Tuesday and went into a coma. Her dad, a Dallas Firefighter/EMT, was picking her up and saw her faint. She was Careflighted to Medical City, where she remains in a coma. No cause known. Family requests prayers. Great kid. Great family.
  • Patients Iced Down to Avoid Brain Damage

    05/24/2005 7:15:34 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 736+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 23 May 2005 | Lauran Neergaard
    <p>May 23, 2005 - For 24 hours, Hamilton Loeb lay unconscious inside a cold blue suit that put his brain on ice. Four times, his heart had stopped beating and he was shocked back to life. Then doctors essentially refrigerated him, in a bid to avert the brain damage that too often cripples survivors of cardiac arrest.</p>
  • Soldiers Shouldn't Be Guinea Pigs

    04/12/2005 6:20:24 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 649+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2005 | Hackworth
    Soldiers shouldn't be guinea pigs Posted: April 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The presidential commission looking into the cluelessness of U.S. intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq recently issued its report to banner headlines that should cause every member of the American military to take a long second look at the need for – not to mention the safety of – the big-bucks "emergency" anthrax vaccination program still being pushed by the Department Of Defense. Because the acknowledgment of this disastrous intelligence failure rips the guts right...
  • Israeli device provides heart monitoring at home

    12/29/2004 11:23:56 AM PST · by ddtorque · 3 replies · 334+ views
    [An Israeli] company, CardioMeter, has developed an innovative diagnostic tool, also called CardioMeter, which can evaluate a person's cardiovascular system in minutes, and assess the risk of a cardiovascular event such as a stroke or heart attack. The test, which takes just 90 seconds, is non-invasive and completely painless, and tests the functionality of three main physiological functions of a patient's cardiovascular system - arterial flow, which gives an indication of how well blood is flowing through the arteries; autonomic nervous system, which gives a picture of how the heart's control system is functioning; and arterial stiffness, which shows the...
  • Antibiotic May Trigger Cardiac Deaths

    09/09/2004 1:14:55 AM PDT · by Aracelis · 22 replies · 1,291+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 9, 2004 | AP
    A widely used antibiotic long considered safe dramatically increases the risk of cardiac arrest, particularly when taken with some popular drugs for infections and high blood pressure, a huge study found.The drug is erythromycin, which has been on the market for 50 years and is prescribed for everything from strep throat to syphilis. The new study shows the need for continuing research on the safety of older medicines, including how they interact with newer drugs, said researcher Wayne A. Ray, a professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.In patients taking erythromycin along with other drugs...