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How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Dec 7, 2017

How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Courtesy of NJ.com - It was Sean's 13th birthday. Fifteen minutes into warmups, Sean collapsed on the field. He was a victim of an undetected heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Dec 6, 2017

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Paris Byrd, the St. Johns County girl who died after collapsing during basketball tryouts Tuesday at R.J. Murray Middle School had an enlarged heart, to medical examiner's preliminary report found.

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Dec 5, 2017

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Courtesy of Fox 12 Oregon - It was an emotional reunion at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Tuesday, as 14-year-old Quillen Franklin returned to the school for the first time since collapsing in cardiac arrest just over two weeks ago.

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Dec 5, 2017

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Courtesy of Cape Breton Post - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has unveiled extensive changes to player safety protocols four years after the sudden on-ice death of a 16-year-old prospect from Nova Scotia.

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Dec 5, 2017

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Courtesy of The Post and Courier - Minutes into a college basketball game, a player collapses.

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Dec 4, 2017

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Cardiovascular Business - Recent research provided sobering news on Americans’ ability to respond to cardiac arrest, which has about a 10 percent survival rate when occurring outside the hospital, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Dec 3, 2017

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Courtesy of The Buffalo News - Hollywood has sensationalized the image of cardiac arrest patients being miraculously revived after crossing emergency department thresholds, but science tells a very different story.

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Dec 1, 2017

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Courtesy of Pune Mirror - Students of Caelum High School in Undri and their parents were in for a shock on Thursday morning, when a 10-year-old collapsed at the assembly and was declared dead an hour later.

A Football Physical Saved His Life. Now Vance WR is a Star and Could Play in College

Nov 30, 2017

A Football Physical Saved His Life. Now Vance WR is a Star and Could Play in College

Courtesy of The Charlotte Observer - Vance High senior Jaylen Riley, to this day, isn’t sure why his brother kept insisting he take a special physical offered to athletes by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools four years ago.

Healthy Schoolboy Died 'After Being Hit in Chest by Football and Suffered Concussion of the Heart' Inquest Hears

Nov 28, 2017

Healthy Schoolboy Died 'After Being Hit in Chest by Football and Suffered Concussion of the Heart' Inquest Hears

Courtesy of Mirror - A healthy schoolboy died after being hit in the chest by a football when out playing with his friends, an inquest heard.

Cardiac Screening For Student Athletes

Nov 28, 2017

Cardiac Screening For Student Athletes

Courtesy of Levittown Tribune - For those of you with any family history of heart disease, you may want to consider a cardiac screening.

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Nov 28, 2017

Mayfield, Altman Push for Mandatory CPR Training in High Schools

Courtesy of Florida Today - "I died doing something I've been doing every day of my life," Lexi Sima told a couple hundred of her schoolmates at Viera High School Tuesday afternoon.

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Nov 27, 2017

Footballer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch Owes Life to Bystander Who Gave Him CPR

Courtesy of Somerset Live - A footballer who nearly died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a competitive match says that he owes his life to the fact that there were people at the game who had been trained in CPR.

Young Student Saved by Defibrillator after Collapsing in Playground in Cardiac Arrest ‘Back at School’

Nov 26, 2017

Young Student Saved by Defibrillator after Collapsing in Playground in Cardiac Arrest ‘Back at School’

Courtesy of The Irish Sun - Hero school principal Tim O Tuachaigh was able to help save the nine-year-old pupil’s life because a GAA club next door had one of the devices

A Heart Condition Ended His College Basketball Career. It Took Transferring to Discover it.

Nov 26, 2017

A Heart Condition Ended His College Basketball Career. It Took Transferring to Discover it.

Courtesy of The Washington Post - On the September night his basketball career ended, Jaylen Brantley arrived at his mother’s home in Springfield, Mass., for a family dinner that seemed to have only one rule: There would be no discussion of the sport that had defined his life for 24 years.

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Nov 25, 2017

Teacher’s CPR Skills Saved Nine-Year-Old Cooper Appleyard’s Life

Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph - Three weeks ago, the athletic nine-year-old was rehearsing for the end of year concert at his Sylvania Heights dance school. He landed a perfect no-handed cartwheel and then promptly collapsed. He had no pulse.

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Nov 22, 2017

S.C. Basketball Player Revived from Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of USA Today - A Hanna (North Anderson, S.C.) basketball player collapsed and apparently went into cardiac arrest at a game Monday evening but was revived by an athletic trainer who used a defibrillator, according to school officials.

UMass’ Jaylen Brantley Wants to Raise Awareness for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Push for more EKGs

Nov 22, 2017

UMass’ Jaylen Brantley Wants to Raise Awareness for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Push for more EKGs

Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette - Somewhere on another campus, there could be a Division I athlete who has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and doesn’t realize it.

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Nov 16, 2017

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Courtesy of West Haven Patch - A teen was saved by the quick actions of her coach and emergency crews after a sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer practice at Quinnipiac.

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Nov 16, 2017

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Courtesy of Gears of Biz - The preliminary findings of a study from Denmark suggest that children and young adults with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death of young people without it.