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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs

SCAD: The Dangerous Heart Attack that’s Striking Healthy Young Women

SCAD heart attack

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.

Defibrillator Delivery by Drone May Cut Response Time Saving Lives and Brain Function after Cardiac Arrest

Drone capable of delivering medical supplies

Drones are being used for everything from delivery of pizza and purchases from Amazon to providing temporary internet service in remote areas, use in oil fields and offshore drilling rigs, managing traffic in the UK, and catching rhino poachers in Africa. The military has many used for drones such as collecting intelligence, although military uses are closely guarded technology. Now the delivery by drone of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in remote areas may cut response time, saving lives and brain function after a cardiac arrest.

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