The Drone That Saves Lives [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 18:48

The Defikopter drone could transform emergency paramedical care by airdropping defibrillators and first aid equipment.


Athlete Dies 6 Times During Honeymoon

By | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 18:40

A few days after his wedding, Andrew Britton developed myocarditis -- a lethal heart inflammation that induced clinical death on six separate occasions.

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Researchers Record Signatures Of Consciousness In Clinically Dead Brain

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 17:40

The near-death experiences of cardiac arrest survivors may be explained by surges of highly synchronized brain activity exceeding that of the conscious mind.

Flying Samaritans: 48% Of In-Flight Medical Emergencies Handled By Physician Passengers

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:03

A new study estimates that 44,000 in-flight emergencies occur worldwide each year.


Young At Heart: Researchers Identify A Protein That Could Help Treat Age-Related Heart Failure

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:00

In a new study, researchers describe how a protein called GDF-11 rejuvenated the hearts of old mice.

The Belgian headquarters of U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

FDA Issues New Heart Warning For Z-Pak

By | Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:44

10 months after a report was published indicating that there is some risk to the drug, the FDA makes a statement.

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Ban on Indoor Smoking Cuts Heart Attack, Stroke Hospitalization

By | Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:24

Ban on indoor smoking can lower the incidence of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths, reports MedPage Today.


People More Likely to Receive CPR in Rich, White Neighborhoods

By | Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:47

The chances of getting a life-saving CPR depend on the location where you get a cardiac arrest.


Teen Girl Dies From Cardiac Arrest After Drinking Two Monster Energy Drinks: Lawsuit

By | Mon, 10/22/2012 - 17:15

The lawsuit states that the two cans amounted to the equivalent of 14 cans of Coca Cola, and that caffeine can be lethal at 200 to 400 milligrams of caffeine.

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Canada Uses Zombie Apocalypse to Teach CPR

By | Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:54

When the zombie apocalypse occurs, hopefully you'll know what to do.


Longer CPR Times May Boost Survival Rates of Heart Patients

By | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 10:58

An extra 9 minutes can help improve people's survival rates.

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Cardiac Arrest May Happen More Frequently in Young People Than We Thought

By | Fri, 08/31/2012 - 11:15

For cardiac arrest in young people, the new numbers differ greatly from the widely accepted older statistic.