Category Archives: Cardiology

DXE Medical is on a Mission… to Save More Lives

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I would like to take a few moments to discuss the tremendous mission the team at DXE Medical has joined with our partners and Customers over the past 18 years. If anyone were to ask “Why does it matter?” our team is ready to say,

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TV Myth: Shocking A Flatline Heart Rhythm Will Revive Patient

 

Defibs Dont Shock Flatlines

TV medical shows paint a dramatic scene of a life-saving moment when doctors bring a patient back from the brink using a defibrillator to shock the heart.

Everyone knows the scene when you hear the monitor “Beep… Beep… Beep… Beeeeeeeeeeeee..…..…Clear!!!…… Beep… Beep… Beep… Beep…

These shows have taught us that when a person’s heart stops completely, doctors rush to grab the paddles and shock the person, immediately restarting their heart again.

In reality – this is WRONG and does not happen!! Continue reading TV Myth: Shocking A Flatline Heart Rhythm Will Revive Patient

All Student Athletes Need Cardiac Evaluations

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A majority of Sudden Cardiac Deaths in student athletes are attributed to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart or the “silent killer”. This genetic condition occurring in 1 out of every 500 people causes the muscle in the heart to abnormally thicken and force the heart to work harder to pump blood and can lead to dangerous heart arrhythmias. Continue reading All Student Athletes Need Cardiac Evaluations

New Cardiac Arrest Treatment Could Prevent Brain Damage

David Linder was spending time bowling with his friends, when he collapsed as his heart stopped from sudden cardiac arrest.  His friends called 9-1-1 and then rushed to start performing CPR.  They continued CPR until the Greenville, Texas Fire Department, alongside with an emergency team from American Medical Response (AMR), arrived to bring him to the hospital.  Linder was then brought to the Hunt Regional Medical Center and it was there that he was the first patient to receive their new life-saving treatment called therapeutic hypothermia. Continue reading New Cardiac Arrest Treatment Could Prevent Brain Damage