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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.

Pakistani Taxi Driver In Coma In Dubai Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

May 28, 2017

Pakistani Taxi Driver In Coma In Dubai Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of ARY News - A Pakistani taxi driver has been in an unconscious state in a hospital in Dubai for over a month after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in April.

‘Rate Of Heart Attacks Can Be Reduced’

May 26, 2017

‘Rate Of Heart Attacks Can Be Reduced’

Courtesy of The Nation - Concerned with the rise in sudden deaths caused by heart diseases in the country, a United States-based cardilogist, Dr Kamar Adeleke, has resolved to reduce the figure.

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

May 21, 2017

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Guardian - Bevan Moody was playing for Waitohi against Nelson in a first division match when he collapsed and stopped breathing.

Some 10,000 Belgians Die Each Year Of Cardiac Arrest

May 16, 2017

Some 10,000 Belgians Die Each Year Of Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Brussels Times - Around 10,000 Belgians die each year as a result of cardiac arrest, the Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA) said Tuesday at the launch of the eighth week of the heartbeat, devoted this year to this affliction.

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

May 13, 2017

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

Courtesy of Daily Star - The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed 620,000 people in the UK could be at risk of sudden death.

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

May 12, 2017

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

Courtesy of Mmegi Online - Top cardiologist, Professor Kiran Bhagat says cardiac arrest can be prevented if sport codes conduct regular medicals for their athletes.

Newborn Heart Screening Program Rolling Out Across Ontario

May 12, 2017

Newborn Heart Screening Program Rolling Out Across Ontario

Courtesy of CBC News | Ottawa - A simple handheld screening test is set to help babies born in Ontario with serious heart defects.

Columbia Asia Hospitals, Patiala Conducts A 3-Day Cardiology Camp: Doctors Advocate Greater Caution Against Adverse Lifestyle Risk Factors, Advice Regular Heart Screenings 

Apr 26, 2017

Columbia Asia Hospitals, Patiala Conducts A 3-Day Cardiology Camp: Doctors Advocate Greater Caution Against Adverse Lifestyle Risk Factors, Advice Regular Heart Screenings 

Courtesy of MenaFN - Regular screening and checkups is the key to keep cardiac arrests or cardiac failures at bay.

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Apr 7, 2017

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Courtesy of Brand South Africa - A mutation in a gene has been identified by South African researchers as the cause of heart disease and cardiac arrest. It affects the young who are sporty and athletic.

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Apr 4, 2017

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Courtesy of Inquirer.Net - Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at the Cardio-Connect Asia Pacific Meeting in Hong Kong on why young people, including athletes, die suddenly, without showing any previous symptom related to a heart problem.

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Apr 2, 2017

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Courtesy of The Sun - Rehana Browne, 26, was a fit and healthy young women when she went for a routine workout and, half an hour in, her heart stopped and she went into cardiac arrest

Sudden Death

Mar 31, 2017

Sudden Death

Courtesy of the Leadership newspaper - Sudden death is often described as an unanticipated death which has different causes. It comes as a shock, like a bolt from the blue.

Salt: The Forgotten Killer

Mar 22, 2017

Salt: The Forgotten Killer

Courtesy of The Gleaner - Each year, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica joins with the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) to commemorate Salt Awareness Week. This year, the week is being celebrated from March 20-26 under the theme Salt: The Forgotten Killer.

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Mar 10, 2017

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer - KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is warning schools, parents and student athletes not to conceal illnesses in order to have the student participate in sports.

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Mar 9, 2017

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.

£2.3m For Young People Sudden Cardiac Death Research

Feb 16, 2017

£2.3m For Young People Sudden Cardiac Death Research

Courtesy of BBC News - Kristian Hough was 19 when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on holiday on the Isle of Skye and survived, and tests and his family history suggest CPVT.

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.

UWI Research Days Seek To Regularise ECG Tests For Student-Athletes

Jan 24, 2017

UWI Research Days Seek To Regularise ECG Tests For Student-Athletes

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer - Last year, the Jamaican sporting community was shocked by the passing St George's College football captain, Dominic James due to cardiac failure, and other mishaps related to unknown heart conditions were reported in student athletes.

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Jan 16, 2017

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Courtesy of the News Letter - The father of a young man heralded for his exceptional resolve in the face of a nightmarish disability known as locked-in syndrome has given his backing to a medical charity’s awards programme.