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Though their chief complaint of shortness of breath is the same, these patients develop dyspnea by different means
Know the difference between septic shock and cardiogenic shock and how to treat both in the field
An Apple Watch update can detect abnormal heart rhythms and even call 911 for the user; learn how it works
The analysis found higher numbers of deaths on the hottest days and said the coldest days were fatal to even more people
EMS providers resuscitated Sandridge Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Doug Delk within 10 minutes and transported him to a hospital
The golfer, Steve Levin, has since had Lincolnwood Fire Department members conduct CPR training at his law firm and wants to raise public awareness of CPR
The recently published report may have implications for EMS providers who work long hours and frequent overtime shifts
Researchers evaluated the use of a pre-hospital modified HEART Pathway method for patients who call 911 due to chest pain
New York and Ohio researchers are using dust collected within 72 hours of the collapse of the twin towers in their tests
The foundation’s 40 Under 40 Program seeks to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding younger cardiac arrest patients
The stress-induced condition, sometimes called “broken heart syndrome,” produces the same symptoms as a heart attack and can be fatal
The grants will help form a national collaboration of scientists to focus on improving patient outcomes in heart disease and stroke cases
In addition to creating the 4AlecFoundation to raise awareness for undetected heart disease, Stephanie Kornet also won a national contest by sharing her son’s story
Robert Coonfield’s son was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart
Shawn Betts was helping a woman who had fallen when he suffered supraventricular tachycardia and was diagnosed with a rare heart defect
After having her heart revived twice from a heart attack, Andrea Velez is now raising awareness in relatively young women about heart disease
The 4Alec Foundation will raise money to provide free electrocardiograms, the medical tests that detect problems with the electrical activity of hearts
Brandon Curry-Varner fell ill on his honeymoon two years ago and was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Barbara Fudge said she was speechless when an available heart was ready for her
Dale McNeill, 44, had been in a medically-induced coma and was placed on the heart transplant waiting list
Firefighter-paramedic Dale McNeil was diagnosed with a degenerative heart disease in October; he is currently in a medically-induced coma
For every 1,000 people screened in the study, four children and four parents were identified as being at risk for early heart disease
Gradually increasing the volume of alarm tones will reduce fatigue, tachycardia and potentially long-term physical and psychological disorders
Michael Linley has made a career teaching and saving others, but now he needs an automatic internal cardiac defibrillator
At least 250,000 deaths each year can be attributed to medical care that has gone awry
The balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system keeps our automated body functions working properly
Consider non-cardiac causes, like aortic dissection, when assessing any chest pain patient