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Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Apr 10, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Courtesy of Pierce County Herald - It was Dec. 26, 2016, and the town of Warren resident had just collapsed from cardiac arrest. She would learn later that irreversible brain damage can occur after about five minutes of cardiac arrest.

It Saved 'Biggest Loser' Life; It Could Save Yours

Apr 9, 2017

It Saved 'Biggest Loser' Life; It Could Save Yours

Courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger - When "The Biggest Loser’s" Bob Harper went to a gym for a workout in February, he had little idea his life would soon depend on a piece of technology.

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Apr 7, 2017

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Courtesy of Brand South Africa - A mutation in a gene has been identified by South African researchers as the cause of heart disease and cardiac arrest. It affects the young who are sporty and athletic.

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Apr 6, 2017

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Courtesy of The Daily Evergreen - The 11-year head coach of the WSU women’s basketball team, a mother to twins and survivor of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Daugherty’s life has taken several interesting twists.

Sudden Cardiac Death Survival, Bystander CPR And AEDs: A Call To Action For Every American

Apr 6, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Death Survival, Bystander CPR And AEDs: A Call To Action For Every American

Courtesy of U.S. News & World Report - Heart disease kills more people than all types of cancer combined. Every year, nearly 450,000 Americans die suddenly from cardiac arrest.

Tragic Teenager Who Beat Cancer As Baby And "Hated Drugs" Had Taken Ecstasy Before Her Death - Inquest Told

Apr 5, 2017

Tragic Teenager Who Beat Cancer As Baby And "Hated Drugs" Had Taken Ecstasy Before Her Death - Inquest Told

Courtesy of Mirror - Sherie-Lea James's last words to here mum were, "I'm loving life - I love you mum" - before suffering a fatal cardiac arrest hours later

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.