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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.

Young Student Saved by Defibrillator after Collapsing in Playground in Cardiac Arrest ‘Back at School’

Nov 26, 2017

Young Student Saved by Defibrillator after Collapsing in Playground in Cardiac Arrest ‘Back at School’

Courtesy of The Irish Sun - Hero school principal Tim O Tuachaigh was able to help save the nine-year-old pupil’s life because a GAA club next door had one of the devices

A Heart Condition Ended His College Basketball Career. It Took Transferring to Discover it.

Nov 26, 2017

A Heart Condition Ended His College Basketball Career. It Took Transferring to Discover it.

Courtesy of The Washington Post - On the September night his basketball career ended, Jaylen Brantley arrived at his mother’s home in Springfield, Mass., for a family dinner that seemed to have only one rule: There would be no discussion of the sport that had defined his life for 24 years.

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Nov 25, 2017

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph - Three weeks ago, the athletic nine-year-old was rehearsing for the end of year concert at his Sylvania Heights dance school. He landed a perfect no-handed cartwheel and then promptly collapsed. He had no pulse.

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Nov 22, 2017

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of USA Today - A Hanna (North Anderson, S.C.) basketball player collapsed and apparently went into cardiac arrest at a game Monday evening but was revived by an athletic trainer who used a defibrillator, according to school officials.

UMass’ Jaylen Brantley Wants to Raise Awareness for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Push for more EKGs

Nov 22, 2017

UMass’ Jaylen Brantley Wants to Raise Awareness for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Push for more EKGs

Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette - Somewhere on another campus, there could be a Division I athlete who has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and doesn’t realize it.

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Nov 16, 2017

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Courtesy of West Haven Patch - A teen was saved by the quick actions of her coach and emergency crews after a sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer practice at Quinnipiac.

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Nov 16, 2017

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Courtesy of Gears of Biz - The preliminary findings of a study from Denmark suggest that children and young adults with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death of young people without it.

Screening and Breakthrough Offering Hope for Cardiomyopathy

Nov 11, 2017

Screening and Breakthrough Offering Hope for Cardiomyopathy

Courtesy of ABC Action News - Losing a child to an undiagnosed heart condition is, in so many words, heartbreaking. But doctors may be close to preventing one type of heart disease before it even starts.

How to Checkmate Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

How to Checkmate Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Nation - Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart beat stops suddenly for some time.

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Ozarks First - Quick action saves the life of a northern Missouri high school student.

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Nov 7, 2017

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - In an article published in The Signal, a publication of The College of New Jersey, Maximillian C. Burgos tells the story of football player Anthony Cortazzo, who collapsed during a routine track practice in high school, nearly dying from sudden cardiac arrest.

More Cardiac Arrest Victims Could Survive with Dispatcher CPR Instruction, Rescue Breaths for Children

Nov 7, 2017

More Cardiac Arrest Victims Could Survive with Dispatcher CPR Instruction, Rescue Breaths for Children

Courtesy of Medical Express - More people will survive cardiac arrest if emergency medical dispatchers give chest compression-only CPR instructions over the phone and if infants and children receive chest compressions with rescue breaths.

CPR and AEDs Save Lives—But What Should Come First?

Nov 2, 2017

CPR and AEDs Save Lives—But What Should Come First?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - CPR coupled with AED use has proven to be a life-saving combination when it comes to students suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Nov 1, 2017

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Courtesy of Florida Today - As Shawn Sima sat next to his daughter’s hospital bed, he started to feverishly research. How could this happen? Here she was a happy, healthy 16-year-old cheerleader, and just like that — Lexi Sima fell off a treadmill at a Viera gym and into cardiac arrest.

New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Oct 30, 2017

New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Beloit Daily News - It’s hard to predict sudden cardiac arrest.