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Why We Should All Know How To Use A Defibrillator To Save Lives

Mar 8, 2017

Why We Should All Know How To Use A Defibrillator To Save Lives

Using a defibrillator can increase sudden cardiac arrest survival chances so why aren't there more life-saving machines around? We look at the campaigns hoping to change this.

Employees Engaging In Preventative Heart Screening

Mar 7, 2017

Employees Engaging In Preventative Heart Screening

Imagine experiencing the fear and uncertainty of learning that your child has a life-threatening heart condition, not to mention the compounded panic and helplessness of being incapable of providing your child with the care he or she needed.

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Mar 7, 2017

How A School Nurse Saved A Lake Highlands Student’s Life

Courtesy of D Magazine - When Virginia Krejci pulled up to her usual spot in the carpool pickup line at Lake Highlands Junior High, she had no idea what was happening to her son.

How To Save A Life – First-Aid Advice You’ll Actually Remember

Mar 7, 2017

How To Save A Life – First-Aid Advice You’ll Actually Remember

Courtesy of The Guardian - What would you do if you saw someone collapse, clutching his chest? Spring into action, or trust that somebody else might?

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Mar 7, 2017

'Hero' Doctor Saves Her Own Son's Life After He Collapses On The Soccer Field

Courtesy of TODAY - Dr. Gina Agredano had just one thought as she fought to save her son’s life after he collapsed on a soccer field and went into cardiac arrest: “He’s not going to die today.”

Survival Rates Are Up In Area Cardiac Arrests

Mar 5, 2017

Survival Rates Are Up In Area Cardiac Arrests

Courtesy of the Texarkana Gazette - LifeNet, Inc. recently released its 2016 Annual Report on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests, a major health problem in the United States. The emergency medical services corporation saw survival rates increase this year to 23 percent, up from 16 percent in 2015.

Newlywed Dies Hours Before She Was Due To Attend Heart Check-Up

Mar 2, 2017

Newlywed Dies Hours Before She Was Due To Attend Heart Check-Up

Courtesy of the Evening Standard - A newlywed died after suffering a cardiac arrest hours before she was due to attend a hospital appointment that had been delayed by NHS blunders.

InFocus: Symptoms Prior To Sudden Arrhythmic Death

Mar 2, 2017

InFocus: Symptoms Prior To Sudden Arrhythmic Death

Courtesy of Emergency Medicine News - Some patients suffer sudden arrhythmic death without any prior symptoms, but a relatively large number of young individuals who die suddenly and unexpectedly experience warning symptoms prior to their arrest.

Curbing Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Mar 1, 2017

Curbing Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Courtesy of Oregon Local News - More than 200 firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, including several in Newberg, have volunteered to be first responders in their off time as part of a pilot program to prevent death by cardiac arrest.

Central EMS Saves More Lives Due To New Technique

Feb 27, 2017

Central EMS Saves More Lives Due To New Technique

Fayetteville, AR -- - Only 12% of people who experience cardiac arrest survive according to the American Heart Association but Central EMS in Fayetteville is working to change that statistic.

Young Athletes And Cardiac Arrest: What’s The Deal?

Feb 27, 2017

Young Athletes And Cardiac Arrest: What’s The Deal?

Courtesy of Washington's Top News - While many people associate heart issues such as heart attacks and cardiac arrest with older adults, young athletes can also be at risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest each year.

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Feb 26, 2017

Always A Defenseman: Teen’s Unexpected Death Inspires Heart Health In North Texas Youth

Courtesy of Plano Star Courier - Saturday afternoon, the North Texas hockey community gathered at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney. Before the competition, the Dallas Penguins of Plano and the McKinney North Stars came together in remembrance of their friend, Ethan May.

5 Things You Need To Know About Eating Disorders & Your Heart

Feb 25, 2017

5 Things You Need To Know About Eating Disorders & Your Heart

Courtesy of SheKnows - When it comes to eating disorders, we are often uneducated as to the extent of their risks.

Mother Saves Son’s Life On Watsonville Soccer Field

Feb 24, 2017

Mother Saves Son’s Life On Watsonville Soccer Field

Courtesy of The Mercury News - After an errant ball struck the 16-year-old on the left side of the chest, he suffered an impact-induced cardiac arrest that could have cost him his life if not for his mother’s quick thinking and focus during the incident.

9 Out Of 10 People Don’t Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Here’s Why

Feb 24, 2017

9 Out Of 10 People Don’t Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Here’s Why

Courtesy of Men's Health - One minute, you’re sitting in your office chair, walking down the street, or even running in a race. The next, you’re on the ground. Dead.

Thankful Family Pushes AED Awareness

Feb 23, 2017

Thankful Family Pushes AED Awareness

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - U-High's Feb. 9 practice was running like any other, but everything changed during a fastbreak drill. "All of a sudden, I'm dribbling up the court, and I see Kai just fall," senior Keondre Schumacher said. "I just freeze, and I see Trey run into the trainers' room."

Research Tackling Sudden Death Heart Condition

Feb 23, 2017

Research Tackling Sudden Death Heart Condition

Courtesy of Medical Press - Over 50,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber carry a faulty gene putting them at high risk of developing heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates by the British Heart Foundation.

Ground-Breaking Research Sheds Light On Accuracy, Cost-Efficiency Of Routine Cardiac Screening In Athletes

Feb 23, 2017

Ground-Breaking Research Sheds Light On Accuracy, Cost-Efficiency Of Routine Cardiac Screening In Athletes

A ground-breaking paper published simultaneously in two leading international heart journals [20 February 2017] casts fresh light on the current debate relating to the accuracy and cost-efficiency of the ECG as a screening tool to identify athletes with potential life threatening heart conditions – also showing promise for the future of a screening programme for all young people across the UK.

Letter: More Must Be Done — By All — To Improve Outcomes In Cases Of Cardiac Arrest

Feb 22, 2017

Letter: More Must Be Done — By All — To Improve Outcomes In Cases Of Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Westerly Sun - In response to the state Association of Fire Chiefs video that aims to inform the public on statewide changes to CPR protocol, more work is needed to save hearts too young to die.

Four Schools Participate In Heart Screening

Feb 22, 2017

Four Schools Participate In Heart Screening

Courtesy of Lynden Tribune - Close to 200 local teenagers were screened for potential heart problems at the sixth community Teen Heart Screen held at Meridian High School Feb. 15.