Archive - Jan 2018

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January 19th

Robert H. Trenkamp, Jr.: An Advocate Who Made A Difference

Robert H. Trenkamp, Jr., 74, of Skidaway Island, Georgia, suffered sudden cardiac arrest at his daughter's home in Zurich, Switzerland, over the Christmas holidays. Since he was an staunch advocate for improving survival from cardiac arrest, his family was well versed in the critical importance of CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). They immediately gave him pedal CPR and used the AED that was by his bedside. Emergency Medical Services arrived within minutes and he was lifeflighted to one of the best heart hospitals in Europe, where he received state-of-the-art cardiac care.

January 18th

AI Digital Assistant Can Help Dispatchers Identify Cardiac Arrest

When someone goes into cardiac arrest outside a hospital, time is critical: The chance of survival decreases about 10 percent with each minute. The first step–recognizing that it is cardiac arrest—is challenging for emergency dispatchers who have to make sense of symptoms relayed by a panicked friend or relative.

January 13th

Without CPR and an AED, This Patriots Fan Would Have Died

Now the family is trying to find the military medic who helped save his life.

On November 26, after leaving the Patriots/ Dolphins game, my dad, Edward K. Casabian, Jr., 75, went into sudden cardiac arrest while boarding the Providence-bound train. He was with my cousin, Ed Patriquin, an obstetrician from Davis, California, and my 11-year-old son, Luke. After seeing several pre-season games over the years, this was Luke's first regular season game—something he had been angling for, for quite some time.

January 11th

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Have Trouble Returning to Work, Social Life

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get it pumping again.

January 8th

SCA Survivor

A week before Christmas in 2017 I developed extreme chest pain. I took an aspirin, a zantac in case it was indigestion and a package of alka selzer. I lost my husband two months ago and had he been there I would have sent him to the store for GasX. I was reluctant to call an ambulance because that is for really serious stuff. I had never called one before. I had been nauseas and had dry heaves twice. I think that is why I decided to call because I had heard in a CPR Class that nausea could be a symptom of a heart attack. I called 911 told them my story and they dispatched an ambulance. It seemed like it took a long time for them to get to my house. No lights no siren. They came in and one guy was hooking me up to leads and the other was sitting at my table asking me how to spell my name etc. I was irritable with him and it was hard to talk. We went out to the ambulance and he said it didn't look like anything to worry about but I could go to the hospital and get checked out.

January 6th

I need to purchase AED for home use ...Help please

I am a wife to my wonderful husband, a 78-year-old at an increased risk of SCA. He suffered a heart attack 35 years ago left him with stable but low 32% efficiency. He lately developed VT, only one occurrence 29 seconds long. His cardiologist recommended an implant defibrillator ICD but he is refusing and does not want to add complications. I am scared for him. I went and received my CPR training and I want to buy AED for home. We travel a lot so we will take it with us. I am new to this site am looking for recommendations. Where and what should I consider a good option for a home use AED?.......thanks

January 4th

The Year in Review

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation distributes e-newsletters about twice a month as a free service to individuals and organizations striving to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Following are links to selected 2017 newsletters that reported on key research, news and developments throughout the year.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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