Navigation Links
Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
Date:8/27/2007

nts who suffered cardiac arrest, four had known heart or lung disease or were severely developmentally disabled, Rea's group reported.

The remaining question is what, if anything, should be done by schools to prepare for these rare events. The idea that has gotten the most attention is training school personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation using AEDs. AEDs are used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest.

Rea was noncommittal about what should be done. "It is a loaded question," he said. "When a tragic event occurs in a school, it has far-reaching effects. Although these events are extremely uncommon, you have to decide if you want to be prepared for even the most uncommon event. It's a decision that individual schools or school districts have to grapple with."

One expert thinks these findings show the need for expanding CPR training and the availability of AEDs in schools.

"It is estimated that over 350,000 individuals die of sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Improved cardiac arrest recognition and emergency activation, early CPR, and early defibrillation, including the use of AEDs, can significantly increase the chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest."

This study provides important community-based data on the incidence, circumstances and outcome of cardiac arrest in the school setting, Fonarow said. "This study found that half of the student cardiac arrests were not associated with physical exertion or sports participation, and student risk was similar for elementary school, middle school, high school and college," he said.

The majority of cardiac arrests in schools occurred among adults, Fonarow noted. "The finding supports the assertion that school-based CPR and AED programs would benefit not only students, but faculty, staff members, as well as school
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
3. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
4. New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
5. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
6. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
7. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
8. Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
9. New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
10. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
11. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... 10 Once-daily Keppra XR(TM) (levetiracetam) extended-release tablets ... mg--enabling doctors to simplify patients, treatment plans by ... day. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090410/NY97244 )According to ... and Neurology , patients are more likely ...
... embracing new ways of communicating the latest aesthetic enhancement options by turning ... ... (Vocus) April 10, 2009 -- The founder and director of the Arizona ... exploring new and innovative ways of reaching out to patients in the ...
... The Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals and ... for 2008. Sutter Health,s combined 2008 systemwide income from ... other services was $463 million, compared to $471 million ... $277 million in investment income and changes in net ...
... one of 14 given recent warning, will remain on the ... Bowing to the pleas of hospice experts, the U.S. Food ... from the market an unapproved liquid morphine painkiller given to ... the FDA,s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told the ...
... MISSION VIEJO, Calif., April 9 The Ensign Group, ... its Mt. Ogden Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ogden, ... and Medicaid Services, Special Focus Facility program.(Logo: ... small part of what we,re accomplishing as we strive ...
... NEW YORK (April 9, 2009) -- A newly discovered gene ... according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical ... Cancer Research , may lead to more accurate tests ... different type of fusion than researchers have found in cancer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Keppra XR(TM) Dosage Strength Offers Simplified Treatment Option for People Living With Partial-Onset Seizures 2Health News:New Keppra XR(TM) Dosage Strength Offers Simplified Treatment Option for People Living With Partial-Onset Seizures 3Health News:New Keppra XR(TM) Dosage Strength Offers Simplified Treatment Option for People Living With Partial-Onset Seizures 4Health News:Scottsdale, Arizona Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Reaches Out to Patients with State-of-the-Art New Website 2Health News:Scottsdale, Arizona Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Reaches Out to Patients with State-of-the-Art New Website 3Health News:Sutter Health Announces 2008 Financial Performance 2Health News:Sutter Health Announces 2008 Financial Performance 3Health News:FDA Reverses Stance on Removal of Morphine Painkiller 2Health News:The Ensign Group Successfully Graduates Third Nursing Home From CMS Special Focus Program 2Health News:Gene fusion discovery may lead to improved prostate cancer test 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ... CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose ... Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ... to prospective corporate partners and investors at 9:00 ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research ... market intelligence, the United States ... device markets will expand moderately through 2022, with ... In particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) ... rapid growth of these markets. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast ... Summary,Although the past decade has seen the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... May 24, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Pharmaceuticals ... Report (Global) http://www.reportlinker.com/p0503954/Pharmaceuticals-Industry-Report---Top-500-Pharmaceuticals-Industry-Report-Global.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pharmaceu ... Report Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. ...
... Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX ... Patou, M.D., chief medical officer, is scheduled to present at ... on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at noon BST. Dr. Patou ... A live audio webcast of Pacira,s presentation can ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceuticals Industry Report - Top 500 Pharmaceuticals Industry Report (Global) 2Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceuticals Industry Report - Top 500 Pharmaceuticals Industry Report (Global) 3Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceuticals Industry Report - Top 500 Pharmaceuticals Industry Report (Global) 4Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: