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Former St. Augustine, Wofford Football Player Tarek Odom Dies at 24

Jan 10, 2018

Former St. Augustine, Wofford Football Player Tarek Odom Dies at 24

Courtesy of St. Augustine Record - Tarek Odom, a St. Augustine High graduate and the Times-Union’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, died suddenly on Tuesday night.

ICDs Life-Saving—but Risky—for Children with Brugada Syndrome

Jan 10, 2018

ICDs Life-Saving—but Risky—for Children with Brugada Syndrome

Courtesy of Cardiovascular Business - Roughly 1 in 4 children with Brugada syndrome treated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) received life-saving shock therapy.

Fast-Acting Coach Saves Reagan HS Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Stopped Breathing

Jan 9, 2018

Fast-Acting Coach Saves Reagan HS Student Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Stopped Breathing

Courtesy of KSAT - A coach is being credited with helping save a Reagan High School student who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday morning.

CPR: Learn to Stop, Assist and Revive

Jan 8, 2018

CPR: Learn to Stop, Assist and Revive

Courtesy of The Australian - I was driving home from my morning swim when I suddenly went offline. I was in cardiac arrest, a state technically known as “deceased”.

Girl Saved by Firefighters, Nurses After Falling Into Cardiac Arrest

Jan 8, 2018

Girl Saved by Firefighters, Nurses After Falling Into Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Fox News - Quick action by first-responders is being credited with saving the life of a young girl who collapsed on the sideline of a basketball tournament in Kentucky on Saturday.

A Second Chance

Jan 5, 2018

A Second Chance

Courtesy of Marshall Independent - Without immediate treatment, nine out of 10 victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) lose their life.

Mother Seeks Answers after Son Dies on Flight Home for Christmas

Jan 2, 2018

Mother Seeks Answers after Son Dies on Flight Home for Christmas

Courtesy of ABC News - Griffin Gutwa appeared to be a fit and healthy 18-year-old freshman embarking on his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon, but that dream ended days before Christmas, when Gutwa died on board Delta flight 1687.

Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Dec 31, 2017

Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch - Bounding carefree up and down basketball courts since the age of 3 or 4, Nick Bapst couldn’t have imagined the nightmarish episode on Oct. 25 that would change his life forever.

Basketball Player Takes Screening to Heart

Dec 29, 2017

Basketball Player Takes Screening to Heart

Courtesy of The Pantagraph - Cara Levingston felt fine when it was her turn to undergo a free heart screening. Fine, however, became apprehension when she learned there were two holes in her heart.

CPR Training Prepares Students for Dire Emergencies

Dec 28, 2017

CPR Training Prepares Students for Dire Emergencies

Courtesy of Viera Voice - Sudden cardiac arrest is when an electrical disturbance occurs in the heart, stopping blood flow to the body. Death can ensue within minutes. If performed quickly enough, CPR can increase the chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Dec 26, 2017

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Courtesy of Siouxland's News Channel - "With every 20 millimeter increase in blood pressure, you essentially double your risk of having a heart attack, or stroke, or sudden cardiac death," said Dr. Pierson.

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Dec 24, 2017

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Courtesy of Athens Banner-Herald - As children were lining up to go back inside after recess, Ace lay unresponsive on the ground. He had gone into cardiac arrest.

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Dec 21, 2017

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - 20-year-old Nick Bapst went into sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in late October.

Why AEDs Should Be A Standard Component of Your Workplace

Dec 21, 2017

Why AEDs Should Be A Standard Component of Your Workplace

Courtesy of Daily Local News - Do your workers engage in confined space work, strenuous labor, or highly remote work? Does your company have an onsite gym? Do you have an aging workforce?

4 Big Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dec 20, 2017

4 Big Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Knowridge Science Report - Ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) causes most sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs). V-fib is a type of arrhythmia.

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Dec 20, 2017

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Schools have the choice to add an extra layer of protection when it comes to the safety of their athletes.

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Dec 19, 2017

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Sutherland and Pendergrass got together recently at the Independent Mail to talk about their shared experience of suffering a heart attack on the field of play and how the incidents have changed their lives.

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Dec 19, 2017

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Courtesy of The New Indian Express - Most people are unaware that they suffer from heart disease because the signs and symptoms are not very specific.

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Dec 19, 2017

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Courtesy of Herald Mail Media - A handful of faculty and staff members at Martinsburg High School were recognized at Monday night's Berkeley County (W.Va.) Board of Education meeting for their efforts to revive a 17-year-old student who suffered a medical emergency last week.

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Dec 16, 2017

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Courtesy of Trib Live - Little, a Plum sophomore, still is getting used to the short-circuiting of a promising football and wrestling career after getting diagnosed last month with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can cause sudden cardiac arrest.