How Long Does Your Heart Have to Stop For Before You Can't Be Treated?

The question of how long someone's heart would have to be stopped for before you can safely say that regardless of what you do, you're not going to be able to revive them is avery tricky question. It's not as simple as saying after 10 or even 20 minutes there's no hope. For instance, there are countless people who… »11/04/13 6:20am11/04/13 6:20am

If Your Heart Stops For 96 Minutes, Pray This Machine Is At Your Side

Ninety six minutes. Eleven shocks by defibrillator. Two dozen rescuers pounding his chest in shifts to bring vital oxygen to his limp body. A helicopter, even. That's what it took to revive 54-year old Howard Snitzer this month. Oh, and a little celebrated thing called a capnography machine that let everyone know that… »5/17/11 8:24pm5/17/11 8:24pm

TongueSucker Makes CPR a Whole Lot Easier for Rookie First Aiders

Designed by students at the Royal College of Art in London, Tongue Sucker is a simple gadget to help people untrained in first-aid administer CPR during emergencies, as well as solving the hygiene problem for people unwilling to get up close and personal with a stranger in order to save his or her life. The idea,… »10/09/07 7:13am10/09/07 7:13am