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Vo's Little Pros: Jakob's Heart

Apr 4, 2017

Vo's Little Pros: Jakob's Heart

Courtesy of KSBY.com - "If you continue to do these things, you could die." Those the words a mother never wants to hear.

Knowing CPR Saves Lives

Apr 4, 2017

Knowing CPR Saves Lives

Courtesy of The Paris Post-Intelligencer - Sudden cardiac arrest kills someone every 1.7 minutes, resulting in 350,000 deaths a year.

Here’s Why People Die Each Year In Gyms

Apr 4, 2017

Here’s Why People Die Each Year In Gyms

Strenuous exercise raises short-term risk of heart attack and cardiac arrest. Making sure your fitness club has a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Apr 4, 2017

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Courtesy of Inquirer.Net - Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at the Cardio-Connect Asia Pacific Meeting in Hong Kong on why young people, including athletes, die suddenly, without showing any previous symptom related to a heart problem.

First Responders Save Surfer Dave

Apr 4, 2017

First Responders Save Surfer Dave

Courtesy of We Are Green Bay - Dave Schroeder never dreamed his morning surfing would end with him in the hospital and on the six o'clock news. But thanks to CPR skills his friend didn't even have, Schroeder can tell his story.

Remembering Tom Hardman: TH96

Apr 3, 2017

Remembering Tom Hardman: TH96

As the current first-class fixture between Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Bradford MCCU draws to a close on Tuesday at Headingley, spare a thought for a player no longer with us.

New York To Provide Defibrillators For Youth Baseball Teams

Apr 3, 2017

New York To Provide Defibrillators For Youth Baseball Teams

Courtesy of ABC Action News - Little Leaguers playing in any of the parks in New York City this spring will be given a free automated external defibrillator, thanks to a new law.

Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Apr 3, 2017

Trial Starts For Delaware High School Students Charged In Death Of Classmate

Courtesy of Philly Voice - Three Delaware high school students are expected to stand trial starting Monday on charges connected to the death of fellow classmate Amy Francis-Joyner.

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Apr 2, 2017

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Courtesy of The Sun - Rehana Browne, 26, was a fit and healthy young women when she went for a routine workout and, half an hour in, her heart stopped and she went into cardiac arrest

Sudden Death

Mar 31, 2017

Sudden Death

Courtesy of the Leadership newspaper - Sudden death is often described as an unanticipated death which has different causes. It comes as a shock, like a bolt from the blue.

Early Diagnosis May Prevent Unexplained Sudden Death

Mar 30, 2017

Early Diagnosis May Prevent Unexplained Sudden Death

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun - Recent media reports of otherwise healthy young people dying suddenly and inexplicably prompt painful questions about how or whether these deaths could have been prevented.

Spectrum Health Cardiomyopathy Program Named National Center Of Excellence

Mar 29, 2017

Spectrum Health Cardiomyopathy Program Named National Center Of Excellence

Courtesy of EurekAlert! - The Spectrum Health Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program has been designated a national Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA).

School Nurse, Annie Young, Saves Young Boy In Cardiac Arrest

Mar 29, 2017

School Nurse, Annie Young, Saves Young Boy In Cardiac Arrest

Annie Young, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High in Dallas, TX. was in the middle of paperwork when two runners from a last period gym class came barreling into her clinic yelling about a collapsed student.

Specialist Heart Centre Treatment Linked To Better Cardiac Arrest Survival

Mar 29, 2017

Specialist Heart Centre Treatment Linked To Better Cardiac Arrest Survival

Courtesy of OnMedica - Direct admission to a specialist heart centre after a cardiac arrest is linked to higher chances of survival than being taken to the nearest general hospital, reveals research* published today in the European Heart Journal.

Only 17 States Require At Least Some Schools Install AEDs

Mar 28, 2017

Only 17 States Require At Least Some Schools Install AEDs

Courtesy of Cardiovascular Business - Although research has shown automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can increase survival after cardiac arrest, only 17 of 50 U.S. states required at least some of their schools install AEDs as of February 2016, according to a database analysis.

Health Trust Admits Negligence In Discharging Teenage Patient Despite His Mother’s Desperate Pleas

Mar 28, 2017

Health Trust Admits Negligence In Discharging Teenage Patient Despite His Mother’s Desperate Pleas

Steven Brazier, 19, died from a cardiac arrest in February 2014 after his mental health deteriorated under the care of the Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Conventional CPR Best For Cardiac Arrest

Mar 28, 2017

Conventional CPR Best For Cardiac Arrest

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council made the statement to clarify misconceptions that compression-only CPR, also known as 'hands-only CPR', is an acceptable alternative when being trained in basic life support and First Aid.

Thyroid Levels May Be Linked To Cardiac Arrest

Mar 24, 2017

Thyroid Levels May Be Linked To Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of CBC News - People with higher levels of thyroid hormone in their bloodstream may be at greater risk of sudden cardiac death, even if those levels aren’t abnormally high, a new study suggests.

How To Act Fast In The Event Of A Cardiac Arrest

Mar 24, 2017

How To Act Fast In The Event Of A Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Sur in English - With just a pair of hands and two fingers you can save a life: a fact that emphasises the necessity of taking swift action when someone is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

How We Found The Gene For A Rare Heart Disease And Why It Matters

Mar 23, 2017

How We Found The Gene For A Rare Heart Disease And Why It Matters

After 20 years of research scientists at the University of Cape Town have identified the mutations in a gene called CDH2, or cadherin 2, that’s responsible for an inherited form of heart muscle disease that affects the right side of the heart in a condition known as cardiomyopathy.