The sound, called agonal breathing
, is present in about half of people who have a cardiac arrest, and patients who breathe this way often have a better chance of surviving - so they should respond to urgent medical attention.
"Here, we demonstrate that a support vector machine (SVM) can classify agonal breathing
instances in real-time within a bedroom environment," reads the abstract of the study on the SVM.
The patient had agonal breathing
when EMS arrived, so they administered naloxone (4 mg intranasal and 4 mg intravenous).
Graham Marvell "At this stage it was his breathing pattern which alarmed me the most, which I believed to be agonal breathing
which I've seen many times in cardiac arrest.
He suffered from several episodes of the agonal breathing
pattern and generalized tonic-clonic movement prior to admission.
To diagnose Brugada syndrome, typical ECG findings need to be present, along with one of the following: a personal history of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, the presence of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation during an electrophysiological study, a family history of sudden cardiac death or a coved-type ECG, or agonal breathing
The call handler believed Ms Melling was breathing - but she was actually suffering with agonal breathing
- a form of irregular, gasping breath that should be treated as a critical emergency.
DAY " He added it was also possible what Mr McManus had described was agonal breathing
- gasping breaths which can be seen around the time the heart stops.
"Law enforcement officers are generally given good training on how to capture, control, and restraint an individual, but are given little, if any, training on post-restraint issues such as how to identify breathing problems, including agonal breathing
," said Dr.
"We are pleased this has been rectified by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust with the introduction of an agonal breathing
tool, however we believe this needs to be made compulsory within all NHS ambulance trusts to protect the safety of other patients."
Pat later learned that gasping, also called agonal breathing
, is relatively common in victims of cardiac arrest.
NEW ORLEANS -- Tweaking emergency dispatcher assessment protocols to incorporate a few simple questions regarding agonal breathing
markedly increases the rate of cardiac arrest detection over the phone, Ahamed H.