Archive - Apr 2011

Archive - Apr 2011


April 6th

Sudden Death in NCAA Athletes Higher than Previously Estimated

New calculations of young athletes' risk might influence guidelines for health screenings

DALLAS, April 4, 2011 -- About one in 44,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes suffers sudden cardiac death each year, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The death rate — higher than many estimates for young athletes — could influence health screening guidelines for youths in organized sports, researchers said.

April 5th

Two Hockey Players Suffer SCA on Same Day

The one treated immediately with a defibrillator survived

ONTARIO--Ottawa paramedics are calling for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be made available at public places after two incidents involving hockey players Tuesday night.

Saving Lives Can Be a Hairy Proposition

TORONTOApril 6 -- With the postseason beginning next week, many NHL players are set to support a great cause by growing out their playoff beards - and they want hockey fans to join them.

April 4th

Josh Miller Hearts Act of 2011 Introduced in the House

Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) today introduced the "Josh Miller Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools Act of 2011," or the Josh Miller HEARTS Act (H.R. 1377), a grant program for placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools. The bill calls for the Secretary of Education to make grants to local educational agencies to purchase AEDs for use in elementary and secondary schools and to provide training. To be eligible, local educational agencies would have to raise at least 25 percent of program costs through other non-Federal sources. Schools that do not already have an AED on school grounds or have not received funds through the Rural Access to Emergency Devices Act will be considered the highest priority. The bill also calls for appropriations to support the program for fiscal years 2012 through 2017.

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