Before we start to discuss this topic, let's understand that basic precautions are meant to reduce the risk of transmission of blood-borne and other pathogens from different sources. They are the basic level of infection control precautions that are to be used while taking...
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have released performance and quality measures for preventing sudden cardiac death in adults. The report was published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular...
A Wisconsin teen beat the odds, walking out of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin just over a week after his heart stopped on a basketball court. It took quick thinking, quick acting and a bit of "right place, right time" to keep Michael Saxby, 16, alive.
Most cardiologists in the United States are men, and many female cardiologists report discrimination in the workplace, a new survey finds. The poll included more than 1,300 male and almost 1,000 female cardiologists. The findings revealed that the percentage of women reporting...
Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency helped save a 17-year-old's life and was recently reunited with the teen, Jalen Hart, who went into cardiac arrest in March. Christmas holds new meaning for Sonya Hart and her two sons because nine months ago, doctors weren't...
Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at Oakwell Academy, an elementary school she co-founded in College Station, Texas, on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was...
Hospitalized patients have a higher risk of cardiac arrest and transfers to intensive care if they're in wards when other patients have recently suffered similar emergencies, a new study suggests. "This should serve as a wake-up call for hospital-based physicians," said...
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