Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthy

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unforgiving condition that doesn’t choose its victims, whether they’re children or adults. It’s not modest either, taking the lives of around 200,000 teens and children on a yearly level, according to statistics. However, there is hope to be found, since these deaths can be prevented if you learn to […]

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More people might survive cardiac arrest if more bystanders tried hands-only CPR

With hands-only CPR emerging as an alternative to the traditional method – chest compressions coupled with mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths – Swedish researchers decided to investigate the impact of the simpler method. They found that when rates of either type of CPR increased, the chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest doubled. “In this nationwide study […]

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Many sudden cardiac deaths linked to prior silent heart attacks, reveals study

In the study, almost half, 42.4%, of people who had no prior knowledge of coronary artery disease, but died of sudden cardiac arrest, showed signs of having had a prior silent heart attack. The study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology A heart attack occurs when the circulation of blood is blocked, but sudden […]

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IMA Pune begins unique initiative to impart CPR training

Any society, club, school or college who want the training can now contact IMA Pune’s doctors and they will come and deliver training at your doorstep. Dr Sanjay Patil, President of IMA Pune, said, “One of our doctor’s relative was saved because the person got timely CPR. This incident triggered us all to start providing […]

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Low levels of calcium in the body can lead to a two-fold risk of cardiac arrest

Lead investigator Dr Sumeet S. Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and colleagues believe that their findings may pave the way for much-needed new diagnostic and treatment strategies for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The researchers recently reported their findings in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. SCA is when the heart suddenly […]

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Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest

Heart Attack  It occurs when blood flow to heart is blocked A blocked artery prevents oxygen rich blood from reaching a section of the heart Symptoms may be immediate.  It may include intense discomfort in the chest, shortness of breath, cold sweats and vomiting. It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is […]

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Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrest

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrest

A doctor from Pune has started a campaign on cardiac arrest on social media. The doctor through WhatsApp messages, tweets and Facebook posts has appealed to people that they should learn to identify cardiac arrest and should learn to impart cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr Suhas Hardas, a cardiologist from Pune, through his trust named ‘Hardas […]

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Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume, reveals new research

‘Women with intermediate or higher risk should be evaluated’

A 38-year follow-up from the Framingham Heart study evaluated the incidence of sudden cardiac death in women compared with men. The study revealed that women had a lower sudden cardiac death (SCD) rate than men at all ages. The risk of sudden death among women with coronary heart disease is one-half that of men with […]

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