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Reducing Risk In Sports: Keep Your Athlete’s Heart Healthy

Feb 8, 2017

Reducing Risk In Sports: Keep Your Athlete’s Heart Healthy

Courtesy of USA Today - Before sports participation even begins, all athletes should have a pre-participation exam by their primary care physician to determine readiness to play and uncover any conditions that may limit participation.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is A Leading Killer Of College Athletes

Feb 7, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is A Leading Killer Of College Athletes

Courtesy of The Washington Post - Basketball fans attending Loyola Marymount University’s game against the University of Portland in March 1990 thought they were in for a spirited semifinal game. But then the unthinkable happened: 23-year-old Hank Gathers, a 6-foot 7-inch superstar, collapsed on the court.

Hannah's Big Heart Story

Feb 6, 2017

Hannah's Big Heart Story

In December of 2016 my eight year old daughter (Hannah) had open heart surgery to repair an Atrial Septal defect. This event forever changed both of our lives.

Clark Memorial Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Feb 6, 2017

Clark Memorial Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Clark Memorial Hospital is offering a free Heart Health Assessment, 7 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 15. The 30 minute assessment includes BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, blood glucose, full cholesterol screening and one-on-one education.

Free Heart-Health Screenings For You

Feb 6, 2017

Free Heart-Health Screenings For You

As a part of WUSA9's commitment to get you heart-healthy this month, we along with several area hospitals will be providing FREE health screenings.  Events will be held on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 in various locations in the DC metro area.

Michigan Schools Prepare For Cardiac Emergencies This Week With Drills

Feb 6, 2017

Michigan Schools Prepare For Cardiac Emergencies This Week With Drills

Courtesy of Local News 3 - LANSING, Mich. – Children and adults in Michigan can be kept safer when schools are prepared to provide CPR and use a defibrillator in response to cardiac emergencies.

Healthy Living: Emergency Response To Cardiac Arrest Changes

Feb 6, 2017

Healthy Living: Emergency Response To Cardiac Arrest Changes

Courtesy of The Bulletin 225 - There has recently been a significant change in the way emergency medical responders in Connecticut treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest. The change comes as the result of new national recommendations on what produces the best outcomes for patients.

Life-Saving Starts Immediately With Cardiac Arrest

Feb 5, 2017

Life-Saving Starts Immediately With Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of News Local - It’s the kind of training that 14-year-old Malcolm Greenbury hopes he’s never going to have to use. But the high school student knows that CPR training is a valuable knowledge. Change text size for the story Print Report an error It’s the kind of training that 14-year-old Malcolm Greenbury hopes he’s never going to have to use. But the high school student knows that CPR training is a valuable knowledge.

Defibrillators Proving To Be Invaluable Assets

Feb 3, 2017

Defibrillators Proving To Be Invaluable Assets

Courtesy of the Community Voice - Cardiac means heart and arrest means to stop. Any time you see that term “arrest” paired up with a body system it will refer to the system ceasing its function.

Maryland Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Shares Powerful Message For Heart Health Month

Feb 2, 2017

Maryland Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Shares Powerful Message For Heart Health Month

Courtesy of NBC Washington - Growing up, Starr Mirza was the picture of good health, but knew something wasn't right. Then, at 23 years old, Mirza went into cardiac arrest.

Premier Health Offering Free Heart Screenings In February

Feb 1, 2017

Premier Health Offering Free Heart Screenings In February

February is American Heart Month and to raise awareness, Premier Health is offering free heart screenings.

Glencoe Receives Device For Treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Feb 1, 2017

Glencoe Receives Device For Treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Hutchinson Leader - The Glencoe Regional Health Services emergency department recently received a Physio-Control LUCAS 2 mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation device through a grant administered by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care.

Cumberland Rescue Director: Learn CPR, Be Part Of The ‘Chain Of Survival’

Feb 1, 2017

Cumberland Rescue Director: Learn CPR, Be Part Of The ‘Chain Of Survival’

Courtesy of The Valley Breeze - It was just an ordinary Wednesday morning at Fore Court, until the unthinkable happened: While playing tennis with a group of friends, a member experienced sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA. He was clinically dead.

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Feb 1, 2017

Shock As High School Athlete Dies From Cardiac Arrest Aged 17 After Battling The Flu For Five Days

Courtesy of DailyMail.com - Kayla Linton of Baltimore, Maryland, went into cardiac arrest and died on Saturday after getting the flu last Tuesday, her mother said. She was only 17.

February Offers Opportunities For Better Heart Health

Jan 31, 2017

February Offers Opportunities For Better Heart Health

Though it's not February quite yet, the month is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease – it’s a chance to get screened and learn what you can do to lower your risk of disease.

To Your Health: The Difference Between A Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

Jan 31, 2017

To Your Health: The Difference Between A Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Times Leader - You may have heard the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” used interchangeably, whether from a friend, your favorite medical drama or a movie. But they’re terms for two very different medical conditions that affect the heart.

Patient Care, Research And Community Service Unite Around Rare Disease

Jan 30, 2017

Patient Care, Research And Community Service Unite Around Rare Disease

Courtesy of the University of Kentucky - In 2015, identical twins Gardner and Jon Wes Adams, then in their mid-20s, both nearly died when their hearts suddenly stopped beating.

Little Naomi Off To Florida For Heart Op

Jan 29, 2017

Little Naomi Off To Florida For Heart Op

Courtesy of Nation News - FIVE-YEAR-OLD Naomi Alleyne, who has an abnormally fast heartbeat, will be undergoing corrective surgery in Florida tomorrow.

CPR Classes Boost Heart Health

Jan 27, 2017

CPR Classes Boost Heart Health

Courtesy of Superior Telegram - In a single school day, more than 300 Superior Middle School students learned hands-only CPR.

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

Jan 26, 2017

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

For one Colorado man, the power of social media helped him to locate the good Samaritans who saved his life during a Florida half-marathon almost two weeks ago.