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How Devices In Public Places Can Restart Hearts

Feb 15, 2017

How Devices In Public Places Can Restart Hearts

Courtesy of Sat Press Releases - If cardiac arrest does occur, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or “AED” for short, can be life-saving.

Student Athletes Afraid To Get Screened

Feb 15, 2017

Student Athletes Afraid To Get Screened

Courtesy of The Gleaner - Consultant Cardiologist of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr Marilyn Lawrence-Wright, says many athletes are shying away from being screened because of the fear that they might be dropped from their teams.

Understanding The Heart: Heart Attack, Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Heart Failure

Feb 15, 2017

Understanding The Heart: Heart Attack, Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Heart Failure

Courtesy of Crozer-Keystone Health System - Not all heart health issues are the same, even though the terminology is frequently used interchangeably by the public and the media.

Yes, Athletes Can Have Heart Disease. No, That Doesn't Mean You Should Stop Exercising

Feb 15, 2017

Yes, Athletes Can Have Heart Disease. No, That Doesn't Mean You Should Stop Exercising

Courtesy of Ottawa Citizen - People who are extremely fit also get heart disease, says leading Ottawa heart doctor Andrew Pipe. But that does not make it less important to stay in shape to remain healthy.

Sturbridge Student Grateful After Defibrillator Used To Save Her Life

Feb 14, 2017

Sturbridge Student Grateful After Defibrillator Used To Save Her Life

Courtesy of CBS Boston - On this Valentine’s Day, a Sturbridge student shared the story about her heart, which stopped two years ago when she went into cardiac arrest.

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunite With Responders At Countywide Event

Feb 13, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunite With Responders At Countywide Event

Courtesy of Lompoc Record - It was the day after Mother’s Day 2016 that Sherrie Brummett went through the scariest experience of her life.

Families Push For Lifesaving AEDs In All Schools After Child's Death

Feb 13, 2017

Families Push For Lifesaving AEDs In All Schools After Child's Death

Courtesy of WSB-TV - Families who have lost young children to sudden cardiac arrests say a Georgia law does not go far enough.

Cardiac Arrest Victim Honors OC Fire Authority Paramedics For Saving Her Life

Feb 11, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Victim Honors OC Fire Authority Paramedics For Saving Her Life

Courtesy of ABC 7 - Irvine resident Stephanie Gavshon was reunited with the Orange County Fire Authority paramedics responsible for saving her life after a sudden cardiac arrest six months ago.

I 'Died' Twice And Was In A Coma For Almost A Month But Now I Want To Play Again

Feb 11, 2017

I 'Died' Twice And Was In A Coma For Almost A Month But Now I Want To Play Again

Courtesy of Daily Record - Shepherd suffered a heart attack, cardiac arrest and two strokes last September but his dream of pulling on the gloves again keeps him focused on the road to recovery.

Understand Your Risk For Cardiac Arrest

Feb 10, 2017

Understand Your Risk For Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the American Heart Association - Cardiac arrest may be caused by almost any known heart condition. Most cardiac arrests occur when the diseased heart's electrical system malfunctions, producing an abnormal rhythm such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

Lora D’Alesio ‘Was Dead For MINUTES’ After Cardiac Arrest

Feb 10, 2017

Lora D’Alesio ‘Was Dead For MINUTES’ After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Marshalltown - Lora D’Alesio had just arrived home from work with a colleague when she collapsed. Paramedics rushed to revive her, and place her in an induced coma for three days.

Easton Company Says Its New App Improves Survivability Of Cardiac Arrests

Feb 10, 2017

Easton Company Says Its New App Improves Survivability Of Cardiac Arrests

A Bridgeport Hospital study has shown that a newly released app, the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application or “Carmaforlife,” can help improve the survivability of cardiac arrests.

Heart Screening For Teens, How Much Can It Really Show You?

Feb 9, 2017

Heart Screening For Teens, How Much Can It Really Show You?

Courtesy of WSBT 22 - We now know what caused a New Prairie High School student's death last month. An autopsy shows 17-year-old Mark Mayfield died from a heart attack.

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

Feb 8, 2017

Editorial: From Heartbreaking Event, A Heartwarming Result

ONCE YOU hear Gwyneth’s story, it is impossible to forget it. On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin was running around the track with some classmates at A.G. Wright Middle School. The school year was winding down and she was about to turn 13.

How Tragic Death Of N.J. Student Helped Save Another

Feb 8, 2017

How Tragic Death Of N.J. Student Helped Save Another

Sarah Magaldo, strapped to a climbing harness, had climbed roughly one-third of the way up a tree in her Adventure Education class at Watchung Hills Regional High School when she felt ill. She had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

Reducing Risk In Sports: Keep Your Athlete’s Heart Healthy

Feb 8, 2017

Reducing Risk In Sports: Keep Your Athlete’s Heart Healthy

Courtesy of USA Today - Before sports participation even begins, all athletes should have a pre-participation exam by their primary care physician to determine readiness to play and uncover any conditions that may limit participation.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is A Leading Killer Of College Athletes

Feb 7, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is A Leading Killer Of College Athletes

Courtesy of The Washington Post - Basketball fans attending Loyola Marymount University’s game against the University of Portland in March 1990 thought they were in for a spirited semifinal game. But then the unthinkable happened: 23-year-old Hank Gathers, a 6-foot 7-inch superstar, collapsed on the court.

Hannah's Big Heart Story

Feb 6, 2017

Hannah's Big Heart Story

In December of 2016 my eight year old daughter (Hannah) had open heart surgery to repair an Atrial Septal defect. This event forever changed both of our lives.

Clark Memorial Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Feb 6, 2017

Clark Memorial Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Clark Memorial Hospital is offering a free Heart Health Assessment, 7 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 15. The 30 minute assessment includes BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, blood glucose, full cholesterol screening and one-on-one education.

Free Heart-Health Screenings For You

Feb 6, 2017

Free Heart-Health Screenings For You

As a part of WUSA9's commitment to get you heart-healthy this month, we along with several area hospitals will be providing FREE health screenings.  Events will be held on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 in various locations in the DC metro area.