The American Heart Association commonly known as AHA is the leading non-profit organization working in the United States to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases. AHA organization also fosters efforts made for the availability of proper cardiac diseases treatments and works for the reduction of resulting disabilities and deaths due to these cardiac, vascular diseases.
The American Heart Association’s motto is “learn and live” which clearly reflect their aim and objectives. Having headquarters in Dallas, Texas AHA is volunteering on a national level to build a society free of cardiovascular diseases. Since its inception in 1994, the organization is working on a charitable basis and ranked 5th among 100 charitable organizations in America. (more…)
Arteriosclerosis is the most common disease for aging men and women of today’s urban lifestyle. What is it? Have you heard this before? You certainly know about it by another name but never cared about it. It is the hardness of arteries caused due to the excess of cholesterol plaque in blood. Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of men and 50 percent women having age over 50 are patients of arteriosclerosis.
The more shocking fact is that 50 percent of these women and 35 percent of the men die due to this arteriosclerosis. There are several programs designed to prevent diseases related to heart or to at least enable the patient to sustain against any disability caused by cardiac disease or to protect them against death. (more…)
A new method of performing CPR has been taught to first aid res-ponders and the whole community of paramedics in the Washington State. Well, it’s not a new style or a different way of performing it, it’s an immense emphasis on administering CPR immediately. In this new update person performing CPR should keep giving compression’s to the victim without any pause in between the compression.
To elaborate it further you may call it that this new way is kind of Hands-Only CPR taught to these health care professionals. This speeds up the process of blood flow while the victim is unconscious reducing the damage caused to the brain due to insufficient blood. They are naming it as High-Performance CPR. (more…)
As it’s a proven fact that timely and appropriately administering CPR to a person who collapsed with a cardiac arrest can save the victims life. We are now giving a true story of someone who cheated death with timely CPR. To uncover the fact that age and fitness make less prone to cardiac diseases, but you may be victimized even if you are fit and young.
Brett Maclean, a Nation Hockey League player, was a super-fit young man who loves to stay active physically but unfortunately, his life twisted with an uncertain event. He suddenly collapsed on the ice when he was playing in a summer-picker match at Owen Sound. This Phoenix Coyote did workout prior to the event, but that does not seem to affect him as it was his part of life being an athlete. (more…)
There has been much debate lately over the optimal amount of time to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and whether or not the longer duration of CPR can increase survival rates. How long is CPR performed? How long should it be done and does the amount of time CPR is performed have any bearing on achieving spontaneous circulation or survival rates?
There are no clear-cut guidelines regarding how long CPR should be continued. The original thinking behind performing CPR suggested that prolonged CPR often resulted in permanent brain damage and, even if patients survived, they faced life-altering neurological issues as a result. On the contrary, a new study suggests that those who receive continued CPR and achieve spontaneous circulation managed as well as those who were resuscitated quickly. As a matter of fact, the study suggests CPR can keep blood circulating for up to 30 minutes without brain damage. (more…)
A randomized, controlled trial of 69 CPR providers in the United Kingdom recently showed the increased efficacy of using real-time feedback by way of an infant resuscitation manikin.
Resuscitation manikins are commonplace in many CPR training classes. In adult classes “Resuscitation Annie” has been used since 1960 and has helped an estimated 400 million learn CPR. She is fondly referred to as the “Mother of CPR.” In addition to the adult manikin, many training seminars utilize a child and infant manikin. Sometimes, the entire Resuscitation Family can be found on the site. More recently, the traditional Resuscitation Annie has been replaced with a high-tech, instant feedback manikin to help train providers. (more…)