Archive - Apr 2018

Archive - Apr 2018

April 24th

ATL Makes All Terminals 'HartSafe' with Installation of AEDs

ATLANTA, GA -- To further the effort of making Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson "the safest airport in the world" for cardiac events, officials announced that the airport has completed installation of 285 new Cardiac Science G5 AEDs—one every 75 feet—in every terminal.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport receives an average of 24 medical calls a day and deploys an automated external defibrillator approximately 10 times a month on average. The program will help ensure the safety of travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson by upgrading the AED fleet to the latest technology.

More people travel through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport every year than any other airport worldwide. That includes other major airports such as Chicago O'Hare, Beijing Capital International and London Heathrow. The probability that a traveler might experience a cardiac arrest on any given day is higher than at most public places which have less traffic.

Please vote in favor of PA Senate Bill 521

A Letter to Members of the Pennsylvania State Senate

April 23rd

New Guidance Issued for Treating Cardiac Arrest in Children with Heart Disease

Cardiac arrest occurs at a higher rate in children with heart disease than in healthy children.
The complexity and variability in pediatric heart disease pose unique challenges during resuscitation. A key message is t
he importance of individualizing resuscitation strategies for each patient’s cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.

Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

April 22nd

My story

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April 20th

Memory Loss

It has been seven years now and I still have some short term memory loss issues, is this normal, I was dead for 5 minutes and they had to hit me with the paddles 5 separate times before they got me back to a normal rhythm, I was taken to the hospital and put into a coma for 48 hours on one of those tables that lowers the body temp and moves you around so you don't get bed sores.

It is sort of effecting my job performance, can anything be done to help?

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April 19th

Slippery Rock University Student Brought Back to Life by Classmates, First Responders

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA -- "I'll Be There For You" is the theme song to Frantzi Schaub's favorite television show, "Friends." The junior theatre major at Slippery Rock University was even wearing a "Friends" sweatshirt when his heart stopped during his acting class.

Cardiac Arrest Defeated by Software: Incredible Discovery of the IRCCS of Milan

Brugada syndrome trigger mechanism discovered: a software can electrically reprogram cells and prevent cardiac arrest

April 17th

Allen J. Solomon, MD, Joins SCA Foundation Advisory Council

Allen J. Solomon, MD, has joined the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Advisory Council. Dr. Solomon is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at The George Washington University. He completed his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1984. He then completed his training in Internal Medicine, including a Chief Resident year, at the University of Maryland Hospital. Following this, he completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Georgetown University Medical Center. In 1992, he joined the Division of Cardiology at Georgetown University. He became the Director of the Electrophysiology service, as well as the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program.

Saving Lives with Public Access Defibrillation: A Deadly Game of Hide and Seek

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently surveyed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available for public use on the “Save a Life” AED locator mobile application in and around Southampton, UK, to determine the characteristics of AED signage. They evaluated 201 AEDs and found that 67 percent of sites had no signage, and when signage was provided, it was partially or severely obstructed in 41 percent of sites.

They concluded that current AED signage is poor and limits device effectiveness, since public awareness of the location of AEDs is impeded. They recommend promoting visible signage within the operational radius of each AED.

Survivors and Legislators Call for CPR Training in Pennsylvania Schools

HARRISBURG, PA--The American Heart Association (AHA) held a press conference Monday in the Main Rotunda as part of their annual lobby day. Speakers called for a vote on SB 521 or companion legislation HB 921, which would require every high school student in Pennsylvania to receive training in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before graduation.
 

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