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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 4 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 24, 2012 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Certain factors may increase the risk of developing an arrhythmia, including Coronary Artery Disease, previous heart surgeries, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, obesity, etc.  Narrowed arteries, heart attack, abnormal valves, and other physical heart damage are risk factors for almost every kind of cardiac arrhythmia. High blood pressure increases the risk of more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 3 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 23, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Ventricular fibrillation is perhaps the most deadly arrhythmia of all.  In V-fib, as it is commonly called, chaotic impulses cause the ventricles of the heart to quiver instead of actively pumping blood.  In a study published by the American Heart Association and titled “Evidence for multiple mechanisms in Human Ventricular Fibrillation”, researchers concluded that more...

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Why When and How to Stop Smoking by Whitey O’Dell

By at April 28, 2012 | 7:43 am | 1 Comments

Cigarette smoking has long been debated by the common folk as a good thing by some and a bad thing by others. Fortunately, today we have an endless amount of science and evidenced based facts that prove the dangers, cost, and downfalls of cigarette smoking. My goal in this article is to introduce you to the immediate dangers of smoking, long term effects of smoking, how more...

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How to Provide Breaths | Respiratory Arrest | CPR St. Louis

By at February 26, 2012 | 7:06 am | 0 Comment

This CPR St. Louis video shows exactly how to give rescue breaths for someone in respiratory arrest. Watch as Nurse Kimberly from CPR St. Louis demonstrates the correct technique as per the American Heart Association (AHA) 2010 guidelines.Please Share This Video if it helped you! Thank more...

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How to Get CPR Certified | St. Louis MO

By at November 25, 2011 | 6:41 am | 0 Comment

CPR Classes In St. LouisYou do not need to be a doctor, nurse, dentist, or healthcare professional to take a CPR class. In fact, cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest, both life-threatening conditions, happen frequently outside of healthcare facilities. Members of the St. Louis community can play a big part in the American Heart Association’s Chain of more...

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