Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 11, 2017
Penn study finds men are more likely to receive CPR in public than women
When it comes to your likelihood of receiving bystander CPR if you experience a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in public, it turns out your gender may play a lifesaving role.

Landmark DAWN study presented at SVIN meeting with New England Journal of Medicine release
Dr. Raul Nogueira and Dr. Tudor Jovin, principal investigators of the DAWN study announce their results today at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) 10th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Sixth-graders can learn, perform hands-only CPR
Students as young as sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively and should be targeted for training, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Men more likely to receive bystander CPR in public than women
Men are more likely to receive bystander CPR in public locations compared to women, and they are more likely to survive after the life-saving measure, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines
Standard guidelines for stroke treatment currently recommend clot removal only within six hours of stroke onset.

Latinos less aware of automated external defibrillators
Latinos are less likely to know what an automated external defibrillator (AED) is and who can use it, which could affect outcomes of sudden cardiac arrests in Latino neighborhoods, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.
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