Archive - Jun 29, 2012

Archive - Jun 29, 2012


The Paradox of Death and Deathlessness: An Experiential Inquiry from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor

For your consideration:

At one point, shortly after my sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), I very carefully reviewed the string of memories from just before my SCA until I woke up in the hospital. In doing this, I was very careful to not add anything to the string of memories or to subtract anything. Specifically, I did not add interpretation or elaboration.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat to Make Sure Life is More than a Dream

DALLAS -- It turns out a children’s song may be a lifesaver when it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas have been working with several local fire departments to improve how they perform CPR.

The five-year project found some local fire departments had one thing in common when performing CPR.

“One of the things that we found is that they were going a little bit too fast in their chest compressions,” UTSW Emergency Medicine Expert Dr. Ahamed Idris explained.

Dr. Idris says chest compressions should be about 100 per minute. To help first responders, a metronome was even placed on the equipment they use during CPR.

To help keep the proper pace it’s suggested that chest compressions be performed to the beat of the familiar nursery rhyme.

North Richland Hills, Texas, Cleared in Failure to Use Onsite AED to Save 12-Year-Old Girl

DALLAS--The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that the city of North Richland Hills cannot be sued by the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died as a result of sudden cardiac arrest at an area water park. The case stated: 

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