Archive - Jul 2018

Archive - Jul 2018

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July 27th

HeartBeat NOLA Launched to Help Save Lives in New Orleans

New Orleans area musician and sudden cardiac arrest survivor with his wife launch non-profit HeartBeat NOLA.

REDMOND, WA--New Orleans area musician and sudden cardiac arrest survivor, Maurice Trosclair (“Miracle Meaux”), along with his wife Nancy Trosclair, have launched a new, life-saving initiative to benefit the Greater New Orleans Area. Trosclair was a guest at Physio-Control's 3rd quarter kickoff event in Redmond, Washington. In his address, he shared his story of survival and thanked the staff of Physio-Control, manufacturers of the Lucas 3 Chest Compression System, a mechanical device that helped save his life after his sudden cardiac arrest on February 14, 2017.

July 25th

Resuscitation Leaders Call for Paradigm Shift to CPR Competency to Save 50,000 Additional Lives Each Year by 2025

The American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical convene nation’s 30 largest health care systems to drive a new standard of patient care

July 19th

New Study Says Taking a Vacation Could Improve Your Health

Have you been feeling unhealthy lately? A vacation could be the best medicine.

Researchers say what many have long believed to be true: Some time away may actually reduce stress.

The gold standard of long term health studies, the Framingham Heart Study, which tracked workers over 20 years, found vacations can be important for your physical health.

According to the study, men who didn’t take vacations were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, and for women who don’t take a break, the chance of a heart attack went up to 50 percent.

(Heart attacks sometimes lead to cardiac arrest.)

Researchers also find that vacations improve mental health and overall well-being.

July 18th

CPR Could Be Added to the UK National School Curriculum

LONDON--In a landmark move, the UK government has today revealed plans to add CPR to the national curriculum.

The historic announcement sees CPR and first aid added to the curriculum as part of wider Health Education classes. The move could transform survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrests, potentially saving thousands of lives.

Survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrests are shockingly low, with less than 1 in 10 surviving.

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, says evidence suggests “nearly 1 in 4 could survive if all young people are trained with life saving CPR skills.”

Research funded by the BHF found that people were nearly three times more likely to perform CPR if they had received training.

Why Friday the 13th Will Always Be MY Lucky Day

My survivor story:

I am a semi retired self employed businesssman who with my wife own a few laundromats in Lehigh Valley, PA. Due to the normal business functions at both facilities on Fridays getting ready for the weekends, we generally split up and try to get both done simultaneously so as not to drag out the day.

Last Friday of this past week, the 13th, I asked that she join me as a witness to a employee firing I was going to do because of theft of services. I had spent a week pouring over video tapes, gathering evidence and documentation and also had already conferred with the local Slate Belt Regional Police Dept on this subject to verify that I was in fact within my bounds to press charges.

July 17th

Using Epinephrine to Treat Cardiac Arrest: Minimal Benefit, Increased Risk of Brain Damage

WARWICK, UK--A clinical trial of the use of epinephrine (adrenaline) in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest. The research raises important questions about the future use of epinephrine in such cases and will necessitate debate among healthcare professionals, patients and the public.

July 16th

My Story of Survival

4-6 Minutes: The Story of How CPR/AED Training for School Personnel Saved My Life

My Story

On February 1st, 2018, I began my day the same way that most administrators do: with a meeting. In fact, my morning was full of meetings, most of which I made it to, the last of which, I did not.

When I stepped foot into the District Office of Pecatonica School District, a wave of dizziness hit me like a ton of bricks. I tried to speak, but within mere seconds, I passed out. Not only did I pass out, but my heart experienced ventricular fibrillation, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance, and I suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

July 10th

iBeat Heart Watch Detecting Cardiac Arrest, Is Now Available

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--iBeat, a health tech company empowering people to live longer, today announced the release and shipping of its iBeat Heart Watch – a heart and blood flow monitoring smartwatch that will engage the user and can notify first responders for immediate medical aid if something appears to be wrong.

July 9th

Long-Term Survival Worse for Black Survivors of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Study Highlights:

July 5th

Key Discovery Made in Genetic Make-Up of Heart Condition Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

A new study published in Circulation, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association and led by a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital has found evidence that only one of the 21 genes normally associated with Brugada Syndrome, a serious genetic heart condition associated with the risk of sudden arrhythmic death, is a definitive cause of the condition.

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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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