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Electronic CPR Board, AutoPulse, Helps Save Lives

In CPR, Health and Safety, Medical Technology by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

This is something that I haven’t heard about until I found this article.  It makes sense, though, as there aren’t many more than a few thousand around worldwide.  Firefighters in Sandy, Oregon are convinced, having used the device to save a life, that it’s one of the best purchases the department has made, and it cost them $15,000.  But they’re …

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‘Silent’ Heart Attacks more Deadly, Common than thought

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A study was recently conducted using new imaging technology.  It found that “silent” heart attacks may not only be far more common than suspected, but also more deadly.  Some studies estimate that these heart attacks, often painless, affect 200,000 people in the United States each year.   Duke University’s Dr. Han Kim suspects the numbers may be far higher. Unrecognized …

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Defibrillators may Cut Sudden Death Risk

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Heart defibrillators that are implanted soon after a heart attack can reduce a patient’s risk of sudden death in the days following initial treatment, a study sponsored by device maker Medtronic Inc. has found. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, or ICDs, are 98 percent effective at terminating abnormal heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac death, but are not approved for …

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Grand Rapids, MI medical device firm launches three new products on global market

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, the home of ProCPR, is also the home to much growth in the medical field.  My grandpa, when he was being treated for cancer, would only go to Ferguson Hospital downtown.  He was a doctor, himself, and trusted the doctors at that hospital more than anywhere else.  It was a world-class, renown hospital for many years. I …

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Student Fitted with Bionic Hand

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A student who had his hand ripped off in an accident has become the second person in the UK to be fitted with a revolutionary bionic replacement. It’s things like this that I think would help a lot of people out.  I know my life might be different today if this were available thirty or so years ago.  My father …