AUSTIN, TX--Michael DeMarco, 42, doesn't recall much about the morning of Feb. 14, 2014, but it's a Valentine's Day his daughter, Aly Demarco, 13, won't soon forget.
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Mike Nichols, esteemed director/writer/producer and husband of Diane Sawyer, has died. ABC reports he died suddenly on Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest. He was 83.
Nichols' death was announced by ABC News President James Goldston.
A new report by the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Surveillance Group, involving an evaluation of trends between 2005 and 2012, suggests that rates of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have improved in the multiple geographically diverse sites participating this performance improvement registry. The study is the largest conducted to date in the United States.
CHICAGO, IL--Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. Among many other topics, they investigated using automated external defibrillators in infants.
CHICAGO, IL--A doctor who presented research on the importance of CPR during the American Heart Association’s resuscitation conference in Chicago proved her point hours later, saving a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby.
Monique Anderson, MD, was talking with another doctor about the importance of fast response to cardiac emergencies while leaving a reception Sunday night when they saw a middle-age man face down on the ground.
Anderson and three other doctors ran to him, rolled him over and saw that his face was ashen. He was not breathing and had no pulse.
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CHICAGO, IL--Sixty percent of Bystanders tested for attaining full recoil failed to get the force on the breast bone below 1.5 pounds during a recent study of a cohort whose age distribution approximately matched that of cardiac arrest victims, according to research by Fernando Perez, MD, and Robert H. Trenkamp, Jr., EMT-P, presented at the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium.
Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)—small devices placed in a person's chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks—haven't thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover. But given changes in healthcare, there may be a new reason to do so.