October 05, 2019
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Healio’s top stories on sudden cardiac arrest

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October marks Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness on one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

In recognition, Healio presents the latest findings in coronary intervention and arrhythmia disorders.


Cardiogenic shock protocol improves survival

A protocol developed by the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative improved outcomes for patients with acute MI and cardiogenic shock, according to findings presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions. Read more.


Optimal CPR includes 107 compressions per minute

In CPR, the optimal chest compression rate is 107 compressions per minute and the optimal chest compression depth is 4.7 cm, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. Read More


Novel risk model may predict sudden cardiac death in pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

A novel risk stratification model estimated the risk for sudden cardiac death at 5 years in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. Read More


Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates doubled with bystander CPR

Bystander-performed CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidents before the arrival of emergency personnel doubled the survival rate compared with no CPR, according to findings published in Circulation. Read More


Smart devices may detect cardiac arrest

A proof-of-concept system with smart devices such as an Amazon Echo and Apple iPhone was able to effectively identify agonal breathing associated with cardiac arrest, according to a study published in NPJ Digital Medicine. Read More


Sudden cardiac death risk elevated in adults with HIV hospitalized for HF

Risk for sudden cardiac death is markedly increased in adults with HIV who are hospitalized with HF. In particular, risk was increased in those with lower left ventricular ejection fraction, lower CD4 count and higher viral load, according to data published in the JACC Heart Failure. Read More