Navigation Links
Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival
Date:10/23/2008

Heart association says cooling body, checking arteries lowers risk of further injury

THURSDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a heart beating again is only the first step in saving a life after a sudden cardiac arrest, a new report shows.

An advisory, published in the Oct. 23 issue of Circulation, said that health-care providers must move more quickly after resuscitation or risk the losing the patient to the original cause of the heart failure.

"Although we have become better at restarting the heart, we are only beginning to learn and implement the best ways to keep patients alive and minimize brain damage after their heart is re-started," Dr. Robert W. Neumar, head of the heart association's statement writing committee and associate director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

A 2006 report on cardiac arrest resuscitation found that of more than 20,000 people whose hearts were re-started, the in-hospital mortality rates were 67 percent for adults and 55 percent for children.

Brain injury, heart dysfunction, systemic inflammation and the underlying disease that caused the cardiac arrest all contributed to this high death rate. Collectively, these symptoms are known as post-cardiac arrest syndrome.

Among the treatments the advisory statement said may hold hope for improving the prognosis of these patients:

  • Giving adults mild therapeutic hypothermia -- the cooling of the body to 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (89.6 to 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) for at least 12 to 24 hours. This can improve survival and lower the risk of brain damage.
  • Performing coronary angiography, an X-ray of the heart arteries, to look for artery blockages in patients resuscitated after a heart attack (as determined by an electrocardiogram). This could lead to lifesaving treatment, such as artery-opening angioplasty or the use of clot-bus
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Speedy Mini-Stroke Care Pays Off
2. Speedy Procedures Demonstrate Excitement and Continued Interest in Novel Multi-Electrode Ablation System
3. SSM Health Care Upgrades Patient Care With Speedy Document Management Implementation
4. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
5. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
6. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
7. Billy Graham Home After Hospitalization:
8. Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
9. Going on After Loss
10. Discover The Mutter Museum After Dark
11. Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 DON’T PAUSE is a ... uncomfortable bloating, hot flashes, mood swings, burning tongue menopause ... Dr. Shoreh Ershadi. The AntiAging Institute of California is now ... allows women to try this revolutionary product. For a limited ... get a third bottle at no charge. , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can dramatically ... a daily basis, according to a new study. ... might help detect and ease flare-ups for people with ... colitis and Crohn,s disease), the researchers said. Trillions ... effect on human health isn,t well understood, the Massachusetts ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... San Francisco, Ca (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... in business with their Anniversary Futon Sale. The Futon Shop ... mom and pop shop, which has grown from a few ... States over 33 different kinds of futon mattresses. , ... mouth in the beginning and the desire to sleep on ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In an election ... it’s no surprise that Americans may not be sleeping well, ... according to a new poll conducted by US-Mattress . ... from across the country, “Which Political Party Do You Side ... that those registered as Independents tout a higher rate of ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and ... factors, scientists are still searching for answers. , "Right ... and we don,t know why people develop brain tumors," ... Brain Tumor Association. "It,s frustrating for the brain tumor ... funds research to pursue answers to these questions, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AntiAging Institute of California Now Offers DON'T PAUSE for Menopause with a Special Promotion 2Health News:Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says 2Health News:Organic Mattress Manufacturer Celebrates 38 Years Of Being In Business 2Health News:Organic Mattress Manufacturer Celebrates 38 Years Of Being In Business 3Health News:New Study Shows the Growing Number of Independent Voters Have a Greater Propensity for Sleeping Well vs. Democrats or Republicans 2Health News:New Study Shows the Growing Number of Independent Voters Have a Greater Propensity for Sleeping Well vs. Democrats or Republicans 3Health News:Brain tumor causes and risk factors elude scientists 2
... Amilpar,(BOVESPA: AMIL3, Bloomberg: AMIL3 BZ and Reuters: ... today its consolidated,results for the fourth quarter 2007 ... financial information is presented on a consolidated basis,and ... Law and the,Accounts Chart of the Agencia Nacional ...
... 11 Onyx,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) ... Brothers Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 19,at ... a live webcast of,the presentation at:, http://cc.talkpoint.com/LEHM002/031808a_jw/default.asp?entity=OnyxPharmaceu ,tic ... on 15 minutes early in order to,register and ...
... new study in the,Journal of the American Medical ... (methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus), a simple,skin or nasal swab, ... Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at,Hospital Admission and ... 10, March 12, 2008)., The findings of ...
... 11 Eli Manning, NFL Most,Valuable Player 2008 ... New,York Giants, will address a National Press Club ... national challenge to encourage Americans to be,more active., ... the President,s Council on,Physical Fitness and Sports, Manning ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: RBN ) announced today that it will ... the period ended February 29, 2008, after,market close on ... conference,call will be held at 2:00 p.m., EDT on ... Chief Executive Officer, and Christopher M. Hix,Vice President and ...
... Center have teased out two distinct sets of risk ... are two completely different kinds of the disease. , ... caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually ... behaviors and marijuana use, rather than tobacco and alcohol. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Amilpar Revenues Increase by 32% and EBITDA Doubles in 2007 2Health News:JAMA Article Provides False Support for CDC's Do-Nothing Position on MRSA 2Health News:Researchers ID behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers 2Health News:Researchers ID behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic ... quarter of fiscal year 2014 financial results after the ... conference call will follow on the same day at ... will be hosted by Dan Myers , President ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  The American ... is supporting its mission to help address audit ... and exclusive agreement to be the information technology ... As the leading provider of billing and business ... unmatched HME industry expertise to support this important ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... MEMPHIS, Tenn. , July 24, 2014  In ... time, one in 25 patients has at least one ... and Prevention. What,s more, many of these infections prove ... are causing an alarming number of patient deaths per ... of industry conversation. Consequently, a stronger ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alimera Sciences To Release Second Quarter 2014 Results 2Brightree Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner and IT Lead on HME Audit Key 2Employees, Equipment and the Environment: Top Infection Prevention Focuses in Hospitals 2Employees, Equipment and the Environment: Top Infection Prevention Focuses in Hospitals 3
... Paper Reports Value of Specific Nutritional Products is Dependent on ... ... Researchers at,Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (Amex: ILI ), today received ... the annual Congress of the,European Society of Parenteral and Enteral ...
... - Southern,Research Institute and Gallo Research Center ... testing Naltrexone-derived,pyridomorphinan (SoRI-9409) will be published in ... Psychiatry. The publication is available online,today at ... new compound that,causes selective and long-lasting reduction ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Interleukin Genetics Wins International Award for Outstanding Research Published in the Journal, Nutrition 2Interleukin Genetics Wins International Award for Outstanding Research Published in the Journal, Nutrition 3Novel Compound Shows Promise for Treatment of Alcoholism 2Novel Compound Shows Promise for Treatment of Alcoholism 3Novel Compound Shows Promise for Treatment of Alcoholism 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: