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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.

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.

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

BEAT IT – Screening For Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Maltese Adolescents

Oct 7, 2017

BEAT IT – Screening For Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Maltese Adolescents

Courtesy of Independent - A project aimed at preventing sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents was launched at Mrieħel Secondary School, St Theresa College.

Schools Urged To Plan For Cardiac Arrest

Sep 12, 2017

Schools Urged To Plan For Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Scoop Health - AEDs in schools raises awareness that sudden cardiac arrest may happen to anyone, and it may occur on school grounds or during school activities.

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Sep 3, 2017

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Courtesy of SBS - person having a cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive if someone intervenes using CPR in the crucial first minutes but too many Australians wouldn't realise what was wrong or what to do.

AEDs Save Lives In Sports Clubs

Sep 1, 2017

AEDs Save Lives In Sports Clubs

Courtesy of Irish Health - A new study has shown that automated external defibrillators (AEDs) do save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres.

Triathlete Dies In Ironman's Swim Leg

Aug 7, 2017

Triathlete Dies In Ironman's Swim Leg

Courtesy of SunStar - A SERIES of “unfortunate” events that included the death of a triathlete, injuries and a power failure marked the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines yesterday.

A Rugby-Mad Teen Has Had To Give Up The Game – Because Playing It Could Kill Him

Jul 22, 2017

A Rugby-Mad Teen Has Had To Give Up The Game – Because Playing It Could Kill Him

Courtesy of Wales Online - Frank Arentz has been told he could die if his heart rate rises above 180 beats per minute.

Mumbai Kids Prone To Excess Weight And Obesity

Jul 12, 2017

Mumbai Kids Prone To Excess Weight And Obesity

Courtesy of The Times of India - India is already the third most obese country in the world and recent trends show that in another eight years it will go higher up in the rank.

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Jun 27, 2017

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Courtesy of The Irish Times - GAA player Cathal Joyce woke up at the sideline, surrounded by paramedics, and was so weak he couldn’t lift his arms and didn’t know what was happening.

Shocking Moment ‘Fit And Healthy’ Teenager, 19, Collapses And Dies Moments After Doing Eight Press-Ups At The Gym

Jun 26, 2017

Shocking Moment ‘Fit And Healthy’ Teenager, 19, Collapses And Dies Moments After Doing Eight Press-Ups At The Gym

Courtesy of The Sun - THIS is the shocking moment a 19-year-old described as “fit and healthy” died in a gym during a workout after doing push-ups.

Health Minister Supports Prescreening Of Student Athletes

Jun 22, 2017

Health Minister Supports Prescreening Of Student Athletes

Courtesy of Jamaica Information Service - Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says he is in full support of efforts to encourage the prescreening of student athletes in sports.

1,000 Cases Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Singapore Each Year — That's Equivalent To Three Cases A Day

Jun 19, 2017

1,000 Cases Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Singapore Each Year — That's Equivalent To Three Cases A Day

Courtesy of The New Paper - About 1,000 cases of sudden cardiac death occur among Singaporeans every year.

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Jun 18, 2017

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Courtesy of Daily Mail - A footy player has been revived on the field after going into cardiac arrest when hit in the face by a ball.

KSAFA Bars Player After Discovering Heart Condition

Jun 17, 2017

KSAFA Bars Player After Discovering Heart Condition

Courtesy of The Star - Since the death of Olympic Gardens player Okeem Forth from a reported heart failure, the Kingston and St Andrew Football (KSAFA) has now mandated that all youth players in its competitions be medically screened and at least one player has been barred after it was discovered that he has an underlying heart condition.

HEART Foundation Of Jamaica Marks CPR Week June 18-24

Jun 15, 2017

HEART Foundation Of Jamaica Marks CPR Week June 18-24

Courtesy of Jamaica Information Service - The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week from June 18 to 24 under the theme ‘Prepare, Respond, Revive’.

Defibrillator Drones To Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

Jun 13, 2017

Defibrillator Drones To Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

Courtesy of The Telegraph - Defibrillator-carrying drones promise to dramatically boost survival rates for people suffering cardiac arrest after a new study found they could reach patients four times faster than an ambulance.

Save A Life!

Jun 11, 2017

Save A Life!

Courtesy of The Barbados Advocate - BARBADIANS OF all walks of life are being encouraged to pursue training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators.