Jan 26, 2017
For one Colorado man, the power of social media helped him to locate the good Samaritans who saved his life during a Florida half-marathon almost two weeks ago.
Jan 24, 2017
Even a fit and healthy professional athlete can suffer from sudden cardiac arrest—but a look at Olympic skater Paul Wylie’s story may help to shed some light on what you need to know about the latest advancements in implantable heart devices that protect against sudden cardiac arrest and treat other irregular heart rhythms.
Jan 16, 2017
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.
Jan 10, 2017
Courtesy of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (7/7/15) - In November 2013, young actress Ellie Whelan was performing in front of a packed auditorium at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology when she collapsed onstage.
Jan 3, 2017
ST. LOUIS, Mich. (WJRT) - (1/3/17) - Hugs, handshakes and a lot of smiles as the city of St. Louis honors the people responsible for saving 16-year-old Maverick's life.
Dec 31, 2016
Courtesy of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle - On Dec. 7, 2016, my 28-year-old son Nich was snow boarding at Big Sky Resort. As he was coming off a lift, he collapsed due to what is called “sudden cardiac death.“′
Dec 24, 2016
Zylstra’s heart stopped beating during the first day of basketball season Nov. 7. He suffered ventricular fibrillation, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance, 15 minutes into the opening practice. He had about a 1-in-10 chance to survive. Story courtesy of Modesto Bee
Dec 21, 2016
The beloved 26-year-old former Vancouver Giants player who is considered a top player in the AHL, collapsed Nov. 19 during a game against the Manitoba Moose.
Dec 20, 2016
ST. LOUIS (WJRT) - (12/20/16) - Just in time for Christmas, a Mid-Michigan family has a lot to be thankful for.
Dec 18, 2016
Runner James Bailey has thanked strangers who saved his life when he collapsed after a sudden cardiac arrest. The 33-year-old's heart stopped beating when he was just a mile into his run, on Newcastle Road in Congleton.
Read more at http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/jogger-given-cpr-by-passers-by-after-suffering-a-cardiac-arrest/story-29992570-detail/story.html#1xWlZkSKpdd0XUbe.99
Dec 16, 2016
Maverick Giles was practicing with teammates just before 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 when his heart went into arrest and he stopped breathing, St. Louis Police Chief Richard Ramereiz said in a press release Friday.
Dec 7, 2016
Maine West High School sophomore gymnast Rayna Davis had heart surgery after a routine sports physical detected a heart murmur, which turned out to be a hole in one of her ventricles. She has since returned to competition.
Oct 18, 2016
Michael was born with an obsession for sports, especially football, but unfortunately was also born with a rare heart disease called "Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)”. Michael was on his way to a great athletic future, setting his sights on nothing less than a career in the NFL when, during a football practice at Texas A&M, Michael's "WPW" symptoms occurred and almost took his life.
Oct 8, 2016
Girl, 17, fitted with life-saving pacemaker after school sceening spots major heart defect
Oct 6, 2016
At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, the Division of Cardiology is committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disorders that afflict pediatric patients. In 2010, we participated in a pilot study utilizing EKG screening in high school students in Hillsborough County in which more than 600 students were screened with height, weight, blood pressure and an EKG.
Mar 15, 2016
King McClure was told by doctors after being diagnosed with a heart condition last summer that he could never play basketball again.
Feb 9, 2016
Five months ago, a Minnesota teen’s heart stopped for 20 minutes and he stopped breathing after he suffered a full cardiac arrest during cross-country practice. Now, the 16-year-old— who was honored Tuesday by the American Heart Association and his high school for his incredible recovery— is ready to get back on the track.
Sep 10, 2015
Emily Orta can't remember when she nearly lost her life on the soccer field last year, but it came as a shock to her parents, coach, teammates and everyone who knew her.
Jun 19, 2014
Courtesy of The New Yorker - Around midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2002, Kayla Burt, a sophomore guard on the University of Washington’s women’s basketball team, had just finished watching movies with friends and was getting ready for bed.