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When you've just started a running habit—or perhaps you're a seasoned runner—feeling your heart hurt can be a scary experience. Fortunately, most causes of chest pain while running are benign, but it's possible that it could be serious or at least something that needs to be looked at by a [...]

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A heart ablation procedure is sometimes used to resolve heart arrhythmias, but if you experience an arrhythmia recurrence, how many times can you have a heart ablation? The area of arrhythmia recurrence and effective techniques to stop them is still the object of study, but research does indicate a [...]

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We talk a lot about cardiovascular disease and the heart, but why is heart health important? Once you understand why it's so important to look after your heart, starting to make dietary and lifestyle changes suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. Why Heart Health Matters Just as the engine of a car [...]

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AED batteries are the source of the electric shock used to reverse sudden cardiac arrest, which is why it's so critical to understand AED battery life and ensure that replacement batteries are available. While battery life varies between manufacturers and models, AED batteries typically last [...]

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For someone who has never experienced sudden cardiac arrest, it's natural to wonder what cardiac arrest feels like. If you have a family history of coronary artery disease, someone in your family had a heart attack or cardiac arrest, or you want to be able to identify and treat heart symptoms [...]

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Heart disease, especially coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s worth assessing if—and how—this group of conditions can be reversed. Medical-oriented websites often stress the impossibility of reversing heart disease and focus on halting or [...]

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Knowing how to find the serial number on your AED can be helpful if you want: additional information about the model you have to register your AED with the manufacturer and local authorities to replace the pads or battery to make a claim regarding a product recall While the exact [...]

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There are several error messages that you might see or hear when using the ZOLL AED Plus, including a failed self-test, a "change batteries" prompt, a "plug in cable" prompt, a "release shock button" prompt, an "analysis halted, keep victim still" prompt, a red "X" in the status indicator window, [...]

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AED survival rates without chest compressions or defibrillation are essentially zero, but with early bystander CPR and a defibrillation shock provided within less than 3 minutes after collapse, the AED survival rate can be as high as 74% for patients with ventricular fibrillation. Studies have [...]

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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 [...]