Ventricular Fibrillation News
California Boy Struck By Baseball Lives After Hero Couple Takes Action
An 8-year-old Rohnert Park, Calif., boy nearly died of cardiac arrest after being struck by a baseball pitch Sunday. A husband and wife watching the youth league game were credited with saving his life The boy, who was not identified, had stopped breathing and had no pulse, but emergency crews
Smokers' Risk of Sudden Death Drops After Quitting
Smokers are at risk for sudden cardiac death , but quitting can reduce that risk over time to levels seen among those who never smoked, a new study found. Over a follow-up of 30 years, the risk of sudden cardiac death was significantly greater among smokers when compared with those who never
Procedure Boosts Outcomes in Implantable Defibrillator Patients
Catheter-based cardiac tissue clearing cuts recurrence of a dangerous heart arrhythmia, study finds.
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off
European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device.
Heart Device Might be Useless for Women
A Study Finds Devices Implanted After a Heart Attack May Not Save Women's Lives
Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest
It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim.
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation
THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --News media periodically report on people dying after being shocked by Tasers, better known as "stun guns." But instead of immediately dropping to the ground, people often take as long as 13 minutes to collapse, new research shows. And though the cause of death is
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --The use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places such as subways can save lives, new research from Germany shows. A study of AEDs installed in Munich subways found they saved the lives of 12 people suffering heart attacks since the AEDs'
Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk
TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- People treated for heart attack who experience abnormal heart rhythms during artery-opening procedures such as angioplasty may be at increased risk of death, a new study suggests. The finding could challenge current cardiac care guidelines, experts say. The study
Sudden Death Arrhythmias Hard to Detect
Roger Moore, Elton John Have Type of Arrhythmia Suspected in Death of Breslin's Daughter