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Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Dec 12, 2017

Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death of young athletes who die while competing or training.

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Dec 12, 2017

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Courtesy of The Topeka Capital Journal - When Emma Baker went into cardiac arrest during a school spelling bee nearly five years ago, her family had no idea she had heart disease.

Importance of Athletic Screening

Dec 12, 2017

Importance of Athletic Screening

Courtesy of Siouxland's News Channel - Athletic screenings help prevent the occurrence of sudden death or cardiovascular disease progression in young athletes.

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Dec 9, 2017

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Courtesy of The Daily Times - For any student athlete taking part in or looking to play sports, having a healthy heart ensures that passion can be long lasting.

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Dec 9, 2017

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Courtesy of MSN - Wake County paramedics Greg Rodevick and Rich Eldridge ran across the PNC Arena court last Saturday, heading toward N.C. State guard Markell Johnson and his apparent knee injury.

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Dec 8, 2017

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Courtesy of The St. Augustine Record - A late-fall evening sky, inky blue-purple in color, was suddenly pierced by orbs of lavender, violet and grape. Dozens of balloons were released at the same time, untethered from the hands that held them, up into the heavens above.

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Dec 7, 2017

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Courtesy of SiLive - When a person is in cardiac arrest, anything is better than nothing.

How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Dec 7, 2017

How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Courtesy of NJ.com - It was Sean's 13th birthday. Fifteen minutes into warmups, Sean collapsed on the field. He was a victim of an undetected heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Dec 6, 2017

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Paris Byrd, the St. Johns County girl who died after collapsing during basketball tryouts Tuesday at R.J. Murray Middle School had an enlarged heart, to medical examiner's preliminary report found.

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Dec 5, 2017

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Courtesy of Fox 12 Oregon - It was an emotional reunion at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Tuesday, as 14-year-old Quillen Franklin returned to the school for the first time since collapsing in cardiac arrest just over two weeks ago.

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Dec 5, 2017

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Courtesy of Cape Breton Post - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has unveiled extensive changes to player safety protocols four years after the sudden on-ice death of a 16-year-old prospect from Nova Scotia.

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Dec 5, 2017

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Courtesy of The Post and Courier - Minutes into a college basketball game, a player collapses.

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Dec 4, 2017

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Cardiovascular Business - Recent research provided sobering news on Americans’ ability to respond to cardiac arrest, which has about a 10 percent survival rate when occurring outside the hospital, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Dec 3, 2017

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Courtesy of The Buffalo News - Hollywood has sensationalized the image of cardiac arrest patients being miraculously revived after crossing emergency department thresholds, but science tells a very different story.

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Dec 1, 2017

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Courtesy of Pune Mirror - Students of Caelum High School in Undri and their parents were in for a shock on Thursday morning, when a 10-year-old collapsed at the assembly and was declared dead an hour later.

A Football Physical Saved His Life. Now Vance WR is a Star and Could Play in College

Nov 30, 2017

A Football Physical Saved His Life. Now Vance WR is a Star and Could Play in College

Courtesy of The Charlotte Observer - Vance High senior Jaylen Riley, to this day, isn’t sure why his brother kept insisting he take a special physical offered to athletes by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools four years ago.

Healthy Schoolboy Died 'After Being Hit in Chest by Football and Suffered Concussion of the Heart' Inquest Hears

Nov 28, 2017

Healthy Schoolboy Died 'After Being Hit in Chest by Football and Suffered Concussion of the Heart' Inquest Hears

Courtesy of Mirror - A healthy schoolboy died after being hit in the chest by a football when out playing with his friends, an inquest heard.

Cardiac Screening For Student Athletes

Nov 28, 2017

Cardiac Screening For Student Athletes

Courtesy of Levittown Tribune - For those of you with any family history of heart disease, you may want to consider a cardiac screening.

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Nov 28, 2017

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Courtesy of Florida Today - "I died doing something I've been doing every day of my life," Lexi Sima told a couple hundred of her schoolmates at Viera High School Tuesday afternoon.

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Nov 27, 2017

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Courtesy of Somerset Live - A footballer who nearly died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a competitive match says that he owes his life to the fact that there were people at the game who had been trained in CPR.