When Should CPR Terminate?

There is a wealth of information regarding proper CPR administration and AED use for cardiac arrest victims.  However, we are yet to adopt a hard and fast rule regarding how long CPR should be continued on a cardiac arrest victim, or even determine if such a rule would ultimately be beneficial to patients, families and

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The Merry Christmas Coronary

The holidays are upon us!  The celebrations, traditions and delicious treats bring joy and merriment to so many each year.  However, while excitement abounds, there is also a dangerous threat lurking in the shadows – The Merry Christmas Coronary. During the Christmas and New Years holiday season, cardiac deaths typically increase by 4-5%, with the

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Common Questions about Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Is there a link between Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Heart attacks and Sudden Cardiac Arrest are two separate and distinct heart conditions.  A heart attack is caused by a blocked artery that prevents blood from reaching a portion of the heart.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is caused by an electrical malfunction within the

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