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Citizen CPR Foundation Brings the Entire Chain of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival to Seattle, WA

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS--The Citizen CPR Foundation will host the first Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in Seattle, Washington December 10th through 13th at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The Summit is the largest gathering in the world dedicated to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) training, response and action. It brings together CPR/ECC/EMS instructors,… Read More

Prearrival care often means the difference between life and death

“Prearrival care” (interventions provided by bystanders before trained medical providers arrive on the scene) can mean the difference between life and death for cardiac arrest victims, according to a landmark article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. “Lay Responder Care for an Adult with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest,” by… Read More

Giant Food Announces the Addition of AEDs to All Stores

Giant in-store pharmacists, managers and associates will be trained in the use of the devices LANDOVER, MD--Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces today that it has installed public access automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all of its 164 stores across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and… Read More

Understanding the Risks for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Athletes — But Not Overstating Them

TORONTO, ON--A runner is in the final stretch of the marathon they’ve trained months for. In the distance awaits their family, friends and some well-earned rest. Suddenly, without warning, they drop to the ground. Medical staff rush to the athlete’s side. “Are you OK?” they ask. “Are you alright?” These medical emergencies often make the news,… Read More

Life Saving T-CPR Course Introduced by PowerPhone

MADISON, CT-- PowerPhone, one of the country's leading providers of public safety telecommunicator training and protocol systems, has announced the expansion of its Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) training options. With telecommunicators being the first link in the response chain, getting CPR started as quickly as possible is often the difference… Read More

Better Science Needed to Support Clinical Predictors That Link Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury, and Death: A Statement from the American Heart Association

Statement Highlights: While significant improvements have been made in resuscitation and post cardiac arrest resuscitation care, mortality remains high and is mainly attributed to widespread brain injury. Better science is needed to support the prediction of outcomes in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. A new scientific statement from the… Read More

Bystander CPR Less Likely for Black Kids in Poorest Neighborhoods

DALLAS, TX--African American children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods are significantly less likely than their Caucasian counterparts in disadvantaged or wealthier areas to receive CPR from a bystander, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart… Read More

Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated

Study Highlights: More patients may be having cardiac arrests in the hospital than previously believed. The health burden of in-hospital adult cardiac arrest is about 38% greater than earlier reports and 18% greater for children, according to one study. DALLAS, TX--Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each… Read More

Philips Ships Two-Millionth AED, Helping to Save Lives Across the Globe

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced shipment of its two-millionth AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which was delivered to a customer in Italy. This achievement marks a major milestone in almost 20 years of Philips innovation in cardiac resuscitation aimed… Read More

Researchers ID Cause and Potential Treatment for Deadly Inherited Arrhythmia

Leading a global network of 28 healthcare institutes, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have discovered key genetic and molecular connections that explain the beginning of an inherited, life-threatening form of heart disease and point toward a way to… Read More