Navigation Links
Researchers plot locations where AEDs could save more lives
Date:5/2/2013

TORONTO, May 2, 2013Prompt use of an automated external defibrillator, or AED, can greatly increase the survival rates of people who suffer a cardiac arrest.

Yet a new study has found that publicly registered AEDs in Toronto are not in the best positions to help victims of cardiac arrest. In fact, less than one in four of all cardiac arrests had an AED close by (within 100 metres is the required distance). The average distance to the nearest AED was closer to 300 meters.

Current guidelines suggest areas associated with the highest risk of cardiac arrest should be targeted for AED deployment, after they have been placed in obvious high-traffic areas such as transportation hubs or major sports venues. But it's not clear how to identify these "cardiac hot spots."

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital have developed a new mathematical formula to optimize the placement of costly AEDs in areas where they could do the most good. Their results were published in the journal Circulation.

Timothy Chan, an engineering professor at the U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, looked at the locations of all 1,310 public cardiac arrests in Toronto between December 2005 and July 2010 and the locations of all 1,699 AEDS registered with Toronto Emergency Medical Services.

He found that 304 cardiac arrests occurred within 100 metres of at least one AED (23 per cent). One hundred metres was chosen as the yardstick because it's the approximate distance a bystander could transport an AED in a 1.5-minute walkthe maximum recommended by the American Heart Association.

There were almost three times as many public cardiac arrests in downtown Toronto as the rest of the city 3.5 per square kilometer per year vs. 0.4 said Professor Chan, who worked on the study with Dr. Laurie Morrison of St. Michael's Hospital. Almost half of all downtown cardiac arrests were near an existing AED compared to o
'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Gene Mutation Linked to Migraines, Researchers Say
2. Discovery of New Cause of Congenital Hydrocephalus Opens the Door to Collaborative Research Study, Hydrocephalus Association Commends Researchers
3. Northwestern Medicine researchers work to improve heart attack response time
4. NYU and NYU Langone researchers devise method for enhancing CEST MRI
5. Medicaid-insured children have limited access to dermatologists, SLU researchers find
6. Federally funded research & development centers employed more than 3,000 postdoctoral researchers
7. 5 honored with AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers
8. Researchers observe an increased risk of cancer in people with history of non-melanoma skin cancer
9. Researchers identify new pathway, enhancing tamoxifen to tame aggressive breast cancer
10. Deficiency in p53 anti-tumor protein delays DNA repair after radiation, Moffitt researchers say
11. Wayne State researchers seek calcium channels to target cancer tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 Join local United Methodists as ... to raise funds to provide healthcare for the 512 ... will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 9 ... on 86 Vaughn Road in Nashville. , Raise the ... area without reliable medical care. The nearest clinic is ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 The pharmaceutical business has a ... manufacturing plants. This is primarily due to the decade-long ... has forced facilities to produce and perform well beyond ... have been forced to expand production, change product portfolios ... , Most of these facilities have remained in a ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 With the summer dry season ... are scrambling to make sure they have enough water. ... be aware that when Earth loses water and becomes ... become dehydrated. Kleyne calls this “body drought” and suggests ... about weather, body drought and dehydration on her Sharon ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Dr. Jeff Farmer now offers ... The mini implant is placed into the bone, usually without ... fitted and snapped into place. For those having trouble with ... could be the solution. Thousands of patients around the world ... any adhesives. It is all made possible by mini dental ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 Wimbledon Health ... vascular, echocardiogram and NCV testing, ... affiliated physicians in observance of National Doctor’s Day. ... around our office, but on this day, we like ... important role they play in healing patients, promoting overall ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hike2Heal and Rethink Church Raise Funds To Provide Healthcare for Ugandan Children with 3rd Annual Raise the Roof 5K on April 18 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Aging Aseptic and Biological Manufacturing Facilities: Design and Renovation for Compliance Webinar, April 16, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Aging Aseptic and Biological Manufacturing Facilities: Design and Renovation for Compliance Webinar, April 16, 2015 3Health News:As California Dry Season Approaches, Risk of Body Drought Increases, Warns Fresh Water Advocate 2Health News:As California Dry Season Approaches, Risk of Body Drought Increases, Warns Fresh Water Advocate 3Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Farmer A Murfreesboro Dentist Announces New High Tech Dentistry 2Health News:Wimbledon Health Partners Recognizes National Doctors’ Day 2
... involved in the HIV/AIDS campaign plan to hold a ... to protest the government's Drug Policy which is seen ... ,The organisers will be delivering a petition to ... that will limit affordable AIDS medications worldwide., ,"At ...
... often respond differently to diseases and drugs probably because of ... and females//. ,Mice, which share 99 percent of ... of the study of gene activity in its brain, fat, ... been published in August issue of the journal Genome Research. ...
... Britain’s oldest mother after undergoing IVF treatment//. ... Patricia Rashbrook, gave birth to a boy, weighing about ... Hospital in Brighton, by caesarean on Wednesday. It was ... grown-up children from a previous marriage, had considered In-vitro ...
... published in the journal, Human Mutations, claims that researchers ... induced hearing loss (NIHL). Researchers at the University of ... recycling could be implicated. ,The study led by ... study of 1,000 men who were exposed to high ...
... One-year-old James Hynes, from Dundrod, UK has undergone what ... Germany//.,Doctors told his parents earlier in the year that ... public campaign, the NHS agreed to fund the surgery. ... and he agreed to perform the surgery privately.,The Eastern ...
... legislation to regulate doctors, due to be published within the ... in order to publish heads of bill for new legislation ... Medical Practitioners Bill can be published later this year. ... promised and postponed for many years, it is finally expected ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:3/30/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) will present at the ... ET on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Goldman Sachs ... Scott Foraker , vice president and general manager of ... of the presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar ... of the webcast will also be available on Amgen,s website ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... MORGANTOWN, W. Va. , March 30, 2015 ... (BRNI) and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards ... new study entitled, "PSEN1 Variant in a Family ... severe disease, genetically confirmed to have a known ... with the drug Bryostatin 1. Genetically confirmed Alzheimer,s ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 News Highlights: , ... at the 2015 @NatHurricaneCon , .@TheAACE and @LillyDiabetes ... manage your #diabetes before emergencies strike ... educational and scientific arm of the American Association of ... Diabetes to share the My Diabetes Emergency Plan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amgen To Present At The Goldman Sachs Key Debates In Biosimilars Conference 2Severe Alzheimer's Patient Responds to Bryostatin Treatment 2Severe Alzheimer's Patient Responds to Bryostatin Treatment 3Severe Alzheimer's Patient Responds to Bryostatin Treatment 4Severe Alzheimer's Patient Responds to Bryostatin Treatment 5Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 2Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 3Preparation Is Personal for Those with Chronic Illnesses 4
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 6 Exelixis,Inc. ... for the first quarter,ended March 31, 2008., ... were $27.9 million,compared to $28.1 million for the ... consistent with 2007, but reflect the completion of,revenue ...
... DIEGO, May 6 TriLink BioTechnologies (TriLink), ... has been awarded a,Phase II Small Business ... continue its investigation of modified dNTPs to ... studies demonstrated that TriLink,s,unique dNTP modifications enhanced ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exelixis Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Exelixis Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Exelixis Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Exelixis Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Exelixis Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6TriLink Awarded a Phase II Grant for a Second Hot Start PCR Project 2
... portable, digital A-scan system which provides easy-to-use ... high frequency, low noise probe and fast ... application of the probe along the visual ... display, storage of 5 different user profiles, ...
... A-Scan offers so many features ... Besides,its compact and lightweight console, ... and easy operation.,Furthermore, it has ... manual gate.,NIDEK is proud of ...
... Artemis is the world's first very high ... 3D Arc-scanning technology, Artemis provides microscopic resolution ... cornea and anterior segments of the human ... (VHF) ultrasound eye scanner. In use, the ...
ISYSTEM-ABDv2™A/B Scan unit. True Geometry With Stepped Zoom, Pan, Freeze Frame, Post Image Processing....
Medicine Products: