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The main difference between respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest is that respiratory arrest occurs when a person stops breathing while cardiac arrest occurs when a person's heart stops beating (or only quivers ineffectively). In respiratory arrest, there is still blood flow and a pulse for the [...]

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If someone in your family has suffered a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest, or sudden cardiac death, it's only natural to wonder whether you might also be at risk. According to simple statistics, a family history of heart disease makes it more likely that you will also develop heart disease, [...]

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Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States every year, but there are a lot of things you can do to prevent it before it occurs. If you have a personal or family history of heart disease—including coronary artery disease, being overweight, or hypertension—or even if [...]

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While mouth-to-mouth breaths have been included in CPR guidelines since the 1960s, overwhelming evidence suggests that bystander mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may do more harm than good. There are three main reasons for this: The first is that the thought of giving rescue breaths makes bystanders [...]

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The state of Maryland has AED requirements that affect schools, swimming pools, dental offices, and any facility that wishes to acquire an AED. Understanding Maryland’s automated external defibrillation requirements will help you stay in compliance with the law and be prepared to save a [...]

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A heart murmur—the swishing sound of turbulent blood flow in the heart—may sometimes be detected during a sports physical exam and introduce doubt as to whether you should continue to play sports. The answer to the question, "Can you play sports with a heart murmur?" depends on: Whether [...]

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In 2001, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the General Services Administration (GSA) of the United States developed guidelines for the design of public access defibrillation programs in federal buildings, based on recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the [...]

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AED requirements in Oregon state that an automated external defibrillator (AED) must be placed in certain facilities, including schools, swimming pools, health clubs, dental offices, and places of public assembly. Oregon state AED law also provides immunity protection to certain people involved in [...]