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Heart and pacemaker

ICD vs. Pacemaker: What’s the Difference?

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and pacemakers are both medical devices that treat irregular heart rhythms, known as…

AED & CPR

What CPR Stands For & How To Perform It

What is CPR? The American Heart Association has identified CPR as an essential link in the chain of…

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High-Quality CPR: Overview & Components To Measure It

What is High-Quality CPR? High-quality CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation that meets performance metrics set by international resuscitation…

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Explained: The Power of a Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Defibrillation is the only therapy to treat someone in cardiac arrest. Every minute that a person in…

Race & Socioeconomic Standing Affect Bystander CPR & AED Use

Socioeconomic Factors Impact Bystander CPR & AED Use

Why Poorer Communities Struggle with Bystander CPR and AED Use A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s…

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Hands-Only CPR: What It Is & How To Perform It

Imagine being out enjoying a day at the mall when you suddenly hear someone scream. You turn…

TTM Therapeutic Hypothermia

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) After Cardiac Arrest: An Overview

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) is a technique that is sometimes used after cardiac arrest to lower a patient’s…

The Bystander Effect

What is the Bystander Effect?

The bystander effect refers to a psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer assistance…

Call 911, Start CPR, and Use an AED

Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR): Meaning, Challenges & Outcomes

For people who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the first line of help is often the person…

Avive School AED

Study Indicates AEDs are Saving Lives in Schools

Placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools is an efficient way to curb out-of-hospital sudden cardiac…

why cpr is important

10 Reasons Why CPR is Important

CPR is a critical life-saving procedure. Being CPR certified means you know how to quickly and properly administer…

AED Signage Placement

AED Signage Requirements and State AED Laws

When a cardiac emergency happens, bystanders need to take immediate action by calling 911, initiating CPR, and…