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Arizona research saves lives of cardiac arrest victims

Survival rates for victims of cardiac arrest are increasing dramatically – all because of research being done right here in Arizona. You can learn about that and how to do CPR at the next session of Mini-Medical School 2.0 at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Mini-Medical School 2.0 is a community lecture series held by the downtown Phoenix medical school that covers various cutting-edge health topics. The lecture take places on Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the College of Medicine – Phoenix campus. The event is free.

The second spring session, on April 1, will feature a lecture from Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, who has been the medical director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma for the Arizona Department of Health Services. He has been instrumental in studies conducted by the university’s Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center. Dr. Bobrow will discuss the increasing survival rates from cardiac arrest. Attendees also will have the opportunity to learn chest compression-only CPR on mannequins.

To register, please click here.

 

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Jury rules in favor of Taser in suit

A jury in St. Louis has sided with Scottsdale-based Taser International in a civil lawsuit claiming the company failed to properly warn of its devices’ dangers.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the circuit court jury deliberated seven hours before delivering a verdict Thursday in the week-and-a-half-long trial.

The suit was filed on behalf of Colin Fahy of St. Louis, who was 17 when he went into cardiac arrest after police officers stunned him with a Taser at his home during a 2007 domestic disturbance call. He suffered long-term brain damage.

Lawyers for Fahy cited studies on pigs in 2005 and 2006 showing a Taser shot to the chest could interfere with a heart’s rhythm.

But lawyers for Taser said none of the studies showed resulting cardiac arrest.