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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.

Acadia Hockey Player Thanks Those Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest During Game

Mar 22, 2017

Acadia Hockey Player Thanks Those Who Saved His Life After Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of CBC News Nova Scotia - Brendan Childerley and his family want to thank the people they say saved his life on Feb. 23.

Cardiomyopathy Explained: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Mar 21, 2017

Cardiomyopathy Explained: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Courtesy of BT.com - Cardiomyopathy is a condition that can affect babies, children and adults of all ages, and sometimes symptoms go unnoticed.

Why Peel Region Residents Are Being Credited With Saving Lives

Mar 21, 2017

Why Peel Region Residents Are Being Credited With Saving Lives

Courtesy of CBC News - When Darlene Fournier rushed to help a man whose heart had stopped during a recreational volleyball game earlier this month, she didn't have time to think about anything other than what to do to get the man breathing again.

Watchung Hills High School Students Honored For Saving Classmate's Life

Mar 20, 2017

Watchung Hills High School Students Honored For Saving Classmate's Life

WARREN, NJ –  Two Watchung Hills students who helped to save a classmate's life were recognized at the meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday.

What You Need To Know About Cardiac Arrest In Schools

Mar 20, 2017

What You Need To Know About Cardiac Arrest In Schools

Good4Utah.com - It may be shocking to see a young, seemingly healthy child go into sudden cardiac arrest.

Vice-Principal, Teacher Team Up To Help Cardiac Arrest Victim At Brampton High School

Mar 20, 2017

Vice-Principal, Teacher Team Up To Help Cardiac Arrest Victim At Brampton High School

Courtesy of BramptonGuardian.com - In what was a remarkable seven-day stretch in Peel recently, 14 bystanders leapt into action to try to save lives using CPR and publicly available AEDs.

Moderate Exercise May Benefit Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Mar 17, 2017

Moderate Exercise May Benefit Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Courtesy of Stanford Medicine - Moderate exercise may not only be safe for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart disease most commonly associated with sudden death in athletes, but could provide important health benefits as well, according to a study published in JAMA today.

Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return After Heart Health Scare

Mar 15, 2017

Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return After Heart Health Scare

The Spurs star forward had been ruled out indefinitely following a test that showed a minor case of arrhythmia over the weekend.

Boy, 10, Learns CPR To Save Others After Cardiac Arrest

Mar 14, 2017

Boy, 10, Learns CPR To Save Others After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of 2 News (WDTN) - Two months after fighting for his life in a hospital after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, 10 year-old Poukihi Awai is now learning how to save the lives of others.

Michigan Medicine Launches Study Of Life-Saving Resuscitation Treatment For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Mar 14, 2017

Michigan Medicine Launches Study Of Life-Saving Resuscitation Treatment For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan - Even when rapidly treated, less than 10 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive, according to the American Heart Association.

Spurs Player's Heart Problem Leads To Screening Young Athletes

Mar 14, 2017

Spurs Player's Heart Problem Leads To Screening Young Athletes

The benching of a Spurs player with a heart condition is causing some doctors to repeat their recommendation that young athletes be screened for heart problems.

10 Measures To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Mar 13, 2017

10 Measures To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Knowridge Science Report - A new report presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to help stakeholders in the effort to prevent sudden cardiac death.

Motivation To Move: Tech-Savvy Teaching Tool Takes Health To The Heart

Mar 12, 2017

Motivation To Move: Tech-Savvy Teaching Tool Takes Health To The Heart

Courtesy of Independent Record - Last week about 25 Capital High School freshmen in Lisa Waterman’s physical education class sweated as they biked, ran on treadmills, or took to the elliptical machines to the sounds of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Strapped to their arms were individual heart monitors.

The Signs Of Heart Disease – Something Everyone Should Know

Mar 12, 2017

The Signs Of Heart Disease – Something Everyone Should Know

Courtesy of Morningside Maryland - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number killer in the United States. Recent data shows one-third of heart disease’ victims die, before the disease is diagnosed.