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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.

Athletic Trainers' Society Of New Jersey Urges Sports Programs To Prepare Guidelines For Emergency Planning And Management Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletics

Feb 21, 2017

Athletic Trainers' Society Of New Jersey Urges Sports Programs To Prepare Guidelines For Emergency Planning And Management Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletics

Courtesy of PR Web - Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. In addition, it is a time to prepare your organization for the possibility of a cardiac emergency.

NH Athletic Trainer Saves Basketball Player's Life After Cardiac Arrest

Feb 21, 2017

NH Athletic Trainer Saves Basketball Player's Life After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of NH1 - An Epping High School athletic trainer saved a young man's life with the help of a bystander at a basketball game Monday.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Looks For 'Angel Of Mercy'

Feb 21, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Looks For 'Angel Of Mercy'

Courtesy of Click On Detroit - It was supposed to be a day of football and fun. On Sept. 12, 2009, Notre Dame fan Keith Trost and his daughter, Mary Kate, were at the Big House to watch the Irish take on the Wolverines. A last second touchdown gave Michigan the win, but the real drama was yet to come.

Team Approach To CPR Advocated

Feb 19, 2017

Team Approach To CPR Advocated

Courtesy of The News-Gazette - One minute John Chandler was driving back from the farm bureau feeling just fine. The next thing he remembers was waking up in the hospital.

Chelmsford's Zoll Medical Helping Schools Save Lives With Defibrillator Donations

Feb 19, 2017

Chelmsford's Zoll Medical Helping Schools Save Lives With Defibrillator Donations

Chelmsford-based defibrillator manufacturer Zoll Medical Corp. will help schools meet that requirement by donating one of its AED Plus defibrillators to a school each month until the law goes into effect.

Heart Health Screening Event

Feb 17, 2017

Heart Health Screening Event

Join us for our annual heart screening event to learn your numbers and gain access to valuable heart health information. This is a FREE event.

Brugada Syndrome – All You Need To Know About This Heart Rhythm Disorder

Feb 17, 2017

Brugada Syndrome – All You Need To Know About This Heart Rhythm Disorder

Courtesy of Z News - Medical doctors warned that people with a family history of Brugada Syndrome - a heart rhythm disorder - have 70 percent higher chances of developing the same life threatening problem

High Fat Diet Can Mess With Your Immunity, Leading To Cardiac Arrest

Feb 16, 2017

High Fat Diet Can Mess With Your Immunity, Leading To Cardiac Arrest

It has been known since ages that high-fat diet leads to increase in cholesterol content of the body, which further may lead to heart related problems.

Longmont Fire Team Receives Rare Visit From Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Feb 16, 2017

Longmont Fire Team Receives Rare Visit From Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Courtesy of Times Call Local News - The Hess family — Ben, his wife, Kelly, and their six children — visited Fire Station No. 1 to bring buckets of snacks and express their thanks to the team of first responders who revived him on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 30.