Archive - Oct 2018

Archive - Oct 2018

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program”

PITTSBURGH, PA--Inspired by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivor and board member, Joe Farrell, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program,” an initiative aimed at raising funds for the Foundation to support its mission “To raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and support programs that give ‘ordinary people’ the power to save a life.”

The Foundation works to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of SCA—including post-resuscitation care—through educational and research activities. Its vision is clear: “Survival from sudden cardiac arrest can and must become the norm, rather than the exception.”

October 30th

John Taylor Babbitt Foundation Makes Generous Donation to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA--The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation donated $5,000 to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation at its annual Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

The JTB Foundation was established in memory of John Babbitt, who was 16-years-old when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing basketball in his Youth Ministry league in 2006. The JTB Foundation mission is to increase awareness about the severity and prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy within the young adult community.

Sue Hostler, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Award Recipient, Donates Defibrillator to Penn Hills High School Athletic Department

PITTSBURGH, PA--Five years ago, Sue Hostler, of Bradford Woods, PA, helped save the life of Bob Hallinan, who had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest in an elevator in a remote area of the Philadelphia airport. She had heard about “hands-only CPR,” and so she pushed hard and fast on the center of his chest for 17 minutes, while waiting for professional help.

October 29th

Lund University Researchers Discover New and Better Marker for Assessing Patients After Cardiac Arrest

Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light (NFL) in serum constitutes an even better marker to identify the degree of brain damage after cardiac arrest. This information could form the basis for decisions on continuing life-support treatment.

SCA Foundation Board of Directors Conducts Annual Meeting

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) community benefit organization, conducted its annual Board of Directors meeting on October 26-27th in Pittsburgh. Members came from around the country to discuss board development, review program highlights, and plan for the future. Four of the 10 board members are sudden cardiac arrest survivors and one is a mother who lost her son to SCA.

October 28th

Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Joe Farrell's Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues:

October 23rd

My Story: An Easter Miracle

March 27, 2016 started out just like any other day.It was Easter Sunday 6:30 am.I put water on the stove for coffee and then well....I hit the floor, apparently with enough force to jar my wife from her sleep. Usually she would roll over at this hour and go back to sleep, but not this morning. She instinctively got up to check out whatever it was she had heard and that's when she found me lying in the kitchen floor mostly unresponsive, unable to speak or move. She immediately ran to get her phone, called 911, and upon returning to the kitchen she discovered that I had managed to flip myself over on to my face and she couldn't roll me back over, so she ran out and down the stairs beating on the walls as she went yelling for our neighbor.

Still trying to understand why

Hello all. I had a SCA at the age of 47 on Feb 6 2015. Its been a long struggle and I'm looking for someone who understands.

October 20th

Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken Passes Away at Age 94

DUBLIN, IRELAND--Medtronic announced today that its co-founder, Earl E. Bakken, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2018 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old.

October 16th

October 16th Is World Restart a Heart Day

Today on October 16th, the first edition of World Restart a Heart is taking place to promote bystander CPR worldwide. This initiative, sponsored by the International Committee on Resuscitation and initially conceived by the European Resuscitation Council, focuses on Hands-Only CPR training and the importance of immediate action to help save more lives from cardiac arrest.

Global bystander CPR rates range from five to 80 percent. Research shows that CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival.

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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