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New Source Of Dangerous Electrical Instability In The Heart

May 3, 2017

New Source Of Dangerous Electrical Instability In The Heart

Courtesy of Science Daily - Sudden cardiac death resulting from fibrillation -- erratic heartbeat due to electrical instability -- is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Is It A Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest Or Heart Failure?

May 3, 2017

Is It A Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest Or Heart Failure?

Courtesy of CapeCod.com News - When it comes to heart disease, understanding the differences between heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure isn’t easy.

Dual Heart Tests Best For Young Athletes

May 2, 2017

Dual Heart Tests Best For Young Athletes

Courtesy of WebMD - Young athletes should be screened with two common heart tests, not just one -- or early signs of life-threatening heart defects may be missed, researchers report.

Chiles Student Dies Days After Medical Emergency

May 2, 2017

Chiles Student Dies Days After Medical Emergency

Courtesy of Tallahassee Democrat - Davion Mikel Stephens, the Chiles special needs student who was rushed to a hospital after falling on the school's tennis courts last week, died Tuesday.

Kids Susceptible To Cardiac Arrest

May 2, 2017

Kids Susceptible To Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Journal Gazette - Two off-duty police officers and a nurse who happened to be in the stands helped save the life of a young player who collapsed during a Little League Baseball game.

Runner Out Of Hospital After Cardiac Arrest At Minimarathon

May 2, 2017

Runner Out Of Hospital After Cardiac Arrest At Minimarathon

Courtesy of WLKY - A runner who went into cardiac arrest at the finish line of Saturday's mini-marathon is out of the hospital.

Teenage Footballer Dies Of Cardiac Arrest After Match

May 1, 2017

Teenage Footballer Dies Of Cardiac Arrest After Match

Courtesy of S TV News - Tributes have been paid to a talented teenage footballer who collapsed and died of a suspected cardiac arrest mid-way through an under-15s match.

Automated Chest Compression Devices: 10 Things You Need To Know To Save Lives

Apr 27, 2017

Automated Chest Compression Devices: 10 Things You Need To Know To Save Lives

Courtesy of EMS 1 - Automatic CPR devices have been available for several decades now, yet they haven’t received widespread acceptance as the standard of care for cardiac arrest management. Here are 10 things you need to know about automatic CPR devices:

Charleston Catholic Student Donates Automated External Defibrillators To School

Apr 27, 2017

Charleston Catholic Student Donates Automated External Defibrillators To School

Courtesy of Charleston Gazette-Mail - Izak Young remembers Leland Brown II as a friend who felt like an older brother. Young was devastated the day in May 2014 that Brown died of sudden cardiac arrest at age 15, while playing basketball at his St. Albans home with friends.

Female Rugby Player, 23, Collapses And Dies After Training Match

Apr 26, 2017

Female Rugby Player, 23, Collapses And Dies After Training Match

Courtesy of Daily Mail - A rugby player who collapsed and died after suffering a head injury during a training match had suffered two other similar injuries in the nine months before her death.

Defibrillator At Meridian Lanes Credited With Helping Save Young Man's Life

Apr 26, 2017

Defibrillator At Meridian Lanes Credited With Helping Save Young Man's Life

Courtesy of Meridian Press - When Rick West was bowling at Meridian Lanes in February, he noticed commotion several lanes away. “There was a bunch of people standing around somebody on the floor, and all I could see was the feet,” he said.

Sudden Cardiac Death In Young People

Apr 26, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Death In Young People

Courtesy of The Hippocratic Post - Every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young (aged 35 and under) people in the UK die from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. In 80% of cases, there will have been no signs or symptoms.

Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiac Arrhythmias

Apr 25, 2017

Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiac Arrhythmias

Courtesy of Medical Express - Researchers who studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest have found that the more alcohol consumed the higher was the likelihood of developing abnormal heart rhythms called cardiac arrhythmias.

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Apr 25, 2017

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Salisbury Journal - AN Amesbury woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while out shopping says she would not be here today if it was not for the efforts of everyone who came to her aid.

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Apr 25, 2017

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Courtesy of ABC Action News - 13-years-old and already 6 feet 1 inch tall. You bet Alvin Williams Junior dreamed of playing in the NBA.

Health Matters: Screening Your Child's Heart

Apr 24, 2017

Health Matters: Screening Your Child's Heart

Football, baseball, and basketball are just a few sports kids enjoy throughout adolescence. But before they start to play, doctors recommend children have their heart health checked in addition to their yearly physical.

Why Do Fit And Healthy People Suffer Cardiac Arrests?

Apr 24, 2017

Why Do Fit And Healthy People Suffer Cardiac Arrests?

Courtesy of Spectator Health - Sudden cardiac death in athletes or young fit people is often caused by an underlying heart condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (where the heart is abnormally enlarged), but up to half of all sudden cardiac deaths are found to have a completely normal heart at post-mortem examination and are classified as ‘autopsy negative sudden unexplained deaths’.

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Apr 22, 2017

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Courtesy of Boston Herald - A Medford man who fell 20 feet after he was startled by barking pit bulls, spent 90 minutes in cardiac arrest, and survived two nights in freezing temperatures has made a miraculous recovery a year later, with the help of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Your Resting Heart Rate

Apr 20, 2017

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Your Resting Heart Rate

Courtesy of The Starting Line - Running is a very simple sport. Getting out the door and moving is the important part, especially for a beginner. Using measurement devices is a choice, not a requirement.

Irregular Heartbeat Can Lead To Other Health Complications

Apr 20, 2017

Irregular Heartbeat Can Lead To Other Health Complications

Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun - Three to five million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat. That number is expected to increase significantly in the next decade. If left untreated an irregular heartbeat can cause life-altering complications over time.