advanced life support

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ad·vanced life sup·port (ALS),

(ad-vanst' līf sŭp-ōrt'),
Definitive emergency medical care that may include defibrillation, airway management, and use of drugs and medications. Compare: basic life support.
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Advanced Life Support

A generic term for resuscitation manoeuvres that extend beyond basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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advanced life support

Emergency medicine A generic term for resuscitation efforts that extend beyond basic CPR
Advanced life support methods
Advanced ventilatory support,
eg tracheal intubation, pharyngotracheal lumen airway, esophageal obturator airway, transtracheal catheter ventilation
IV access
Correction of acidosis
Diagnostic tests,
eg EKG, arterial blood gases
Treat arrhythmias,
either with drugs or electroconversion
Advanced perfusion support.
Cf Basic life support.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices are used to treat arrhythmias and are considered as a standard treatment option in many countries.
With its proprietary products the company is changing the way electrophysiologists diagnose and treat arrhythmias. Biosense Webster, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Medical SA, Waterloo, Belgium, is the European authorized representative of Biosense Webster, Inc.
EZ STEER Bi-Directional Catheters are four mm, and indicated for catheter-based atrial and ventricular electrophysiological mapping procedures to treat arrhythmias. The bi-directional design provides two curves in one catheter for economic and procedural versatility.
Ninety-five per cent of the patients were taking medications for heart failure, such as ACE-inhibitors or beta-blockers, and 40 percent were using mechanical devices to boost their hearts' ability to pump or to treat arrhythmias. The average age of the patients was 59; 28 percent were women.
Urgent resuscitation required airway and ventilatory support followed by agents to increase blood pressure and treat arrhythmias. Commonly recommended therapies are the same as those used for chloroquine poisoning and include inotropes, sodium bicarbonate, potassium and diazepamb (6).
The company developed and licensed medical software used to acquire data and analyze electrical impulses of the heart to detect and help treat arrhythmias.
Beta-blockers, are used extensively to treat arrhythmias in nonpregnant patients and may also be effective in pregnant women.
There are several kinds of drugs used to treat arrhythmias. One or more drugs may be used.
* Cardioverter defibrillators and pacemakers are among the devices that treat arrhythmias, while drugs such as beta blockers and calcium channel blockers may also help.
The CryoCor System has been approved in Europe for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter, the two most common and difficult to treat arrhythmias, since 2002.