Marathons are hard on the heart, but recent deaths of long-distance racers are the exception rather than the rule
If you saw someone in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If you had ever been trained in CPR, you might remember your ABCs — airway, breathing, chest compressions.
Three recent studies have found that when untrained bystanders perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as part of CPR on people who are in cardiac arrest, it does not improve patient survival rates.
A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan suggests that where you live — and whether neighbors willing to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rush to your aid — can have a significant impact on whether or not you survive a heart attack. The findings, published in the June issue of the Annals of Internal
The sudden death of 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy from a reported cardiac arrest on Sunday morning has left her friends and loved ones scrambling for answers, and the public wondering what could have ended the former Clueless star’s life so abruptly. Initial reports suggests that Murphy died of natural causes, and an autopsy, which
After a heart attack, the muscles in a patient’s heart are often weakened, increasing the risk for future heart complications, including a second cardiac arrest. Yet a new development from a team of Israeli scientists could change that in the future. In a study of rats, the researchers were able to grow a “bioengineered cardiac patch” by