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Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk

March 15, 2017

There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofenafter another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest. Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk, researchers in Denmark found. Other medicines from the same group of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), presented an […]


Signs of cardiac arrest can appear weeks before event

February 15, 2016

Sue Chlebek was on her regular three-mile walk with a friend one spring morning when she told her companion she was so short of breath, she must be dominating the conversation. About two hours later, she went into sudden cardiac arrest just seconds after arriving at a hospital emergency room. Doctors shocked her heart back […]


Patient gasping is an indicator of cardiac arrest survival

January 8, 2016

SAN DIEGO — Gasping patients in cardiac arrest tend to have better outcomes. This research finding was shared by Dr. Gordon Ewy at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update 2015. According to Ewy, while breathing comes from the brain, gasping comes from the brainstem. For patients in v-fib cardiac arrest, gasping starts around the two-minute mark, […]



February 2, 2015

In a world first, doctors at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have used computer gaming technology to help better diagnose patients suffering from a heart rhythm disease. This life threatening, electrical disorder kills hundreds of thousands of Americans every year by stopping the heart from pumping blood effectively – causing sudden death.   Read […]


Teen revived after heart stops during basketball game

January 6, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, Calif — A middle school student was recovering after a weekend basketball game nearly turned tragic, when he into apparent cardiac arrest. City officials and the boys’ coach credited the presence of an automated external defibrillator with saving the 14-year-old’s life after he collapsed near midcourt 90 seconds into the second half of […]


Clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest ‘failed to identify deteriorating vital signs.’

November 13, 2014

It was a tragedy of errors. In a blistering report, the feds ripped the Upper East Side clinic where comedian Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest. The report concluded that Yorkville Endoscopy “failed to ensure that patient care services are provided in a manner that protects the health and safety of all patients.” The biggest […]


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