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Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Dec 31, 2017

Grove City’s Nick Bapst Survives Scary Cardiac Arrest as Ashland Basketball Player

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch - Bounding carefree up and down basketball courts since the age of 3 or 4, Nick Bapst couldn’t have imagined the nightmarish episode on Oct. 25 that would change his life forever.

Basketball Player Takes Screening to Heart

Dec 29, 2017

Basketball Player Takes Screening to Heart

Courtesy of The Pantagraph - Cara Levingston felt fine when it was her turn to undergo a free heart screening. Fine, however, became apprehension when she learned there were two holes in her heart.

CPR Training Prepares Students for Dire Emergencies

Dec 28, 2017

CPR Training Prepares Students for Dire Emergencies

Courtesy of Viera Voice - Sudden cardiac arrest is when an electrical disturbance occurs in the heart, stopping blood flow to the body. Death can ensue within minutes. If performed quickly enough, CPR can increase the chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Dec 26, 2017

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Courtesy of Siouxland's News Channel - "With every 20 millimeter increase in blood pressure, you essentially double your risk of having a heart attack, or stroke, or sudden cardiac death," said Dr. Pierson.

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Dec 24, 2017

First Responder Team Saves Student’s Life at Fowler Drive Elementary

Courtesy of Athens Banner-Herald - As children were lining up to go back inside after recess, Ace lay unresponsive on the ground. He had gone into cardiac arrest.

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Dec 21, 2017

Diagnosed with HCM, Ashland University Basketball Player Stays Positive

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - 20-year-old Nick Bapst went into sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in late October.

Why AEDs Should Be A Standard Component of Your Workplace

Dec 21, 2017

Why AEDs Should Be A Standard Component of Your Workplace

Courtesy of Daily Local News - Do your workers engage in confined space work, strenuous labor, or highly remote work? Does your company have an onsite gym? Do you have an aging workforce?

4 Big Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dec 20, 2017

4 Big Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Knowridge Science Report - Ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) causes most sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs). V-fib is a type of arrhythmia.

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Dec 20, 2017

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Schools have the choice to add an extra layer of protection when it comes to the safety of their athletes.

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Dec 19, 2017

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Sutherland and Pendergrass got together recently at the Independent Mail to talk about their shared experience of suffering a heart attack on the field of play and how the incidents have changed their lives.

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Dec 19, 2017

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Courtesy of The New Indian Express - Most people are unaware that they suffer from heart disease because the signs and symptoms are not very specific.

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Dec 19, 2017

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Courtesy of Herald Mail Media - A handful of faculty and staff members at Martinsburg High School were recognized at Monday night's Berkeley County (W.Va.) Board of Education meeting for their efforts to revive a 17-year-old student who suffered a medical emergency last week.

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Dec 16, 2017

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Courtesy of Trib Live - Little, a Plum sophomore, still is getting used to the short-circuiting of a promising football and wrestling career after getting diagnosed last month with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Dec 12, 2017

Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death of young athletes who die while competing or training.

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Dec 12, 2017

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Courtesy of The Topeka Capital Journal - When Emma Baker went into cardiac arrest during a school spelling bee nearly five years ago, her family had no idea she had heart disease.

Importance of Athletic Screening

Dec 12, 2017

Importance of Athletic Screening

Courtesy of Siouxland's News Channel - Athletic screenings help prevent the occurrence of sudden death or cardiovascular disease progression in young athletes.

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Dec 9, 2017

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Courtesy of The Daily Times - For any student athlete taking part in or looking to play sports, having a healthy heart ensures that passion can be long lasting.

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Dec 9, 2017

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Courtesy of MSN - Wake County paramedics Greg Rodevick and Rich Eldridge ran across the PNC Arena court last Saturday, heading toward N.C. State guard Markell Johnson and his apparent knee injury.

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Dec 8, 2017

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Courtesy of The St. Augustine Record - A late-fall evening sky, inky blue-purple in color, was suddenly pierced by orbs of lavender, violet and grape. Dozens of balloons were released at the same time, untethered from the hands that held them, up into the heavens above.

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Dec 7, 2017

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Courtesy of SiLive - When a person is in cardiac arrest, anything is better than nothing.