Archive - Sep 22, 2015

Archive - Sep 22, 2015

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces You Can Save a Life at School AED Grant Program

Thanks to a generous grant from The Hillsdale Fund, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is offering $500 grants to elementary and secondary schools to enable them to acquire recertified automated external defibrillators to help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest in school settings. Schools may also opt to apply the grants toward new AEDs. The lifesaving devices will be provided by Enerspect Medical Solutions, a partner of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, which carries all AED brands.

Research Team Identifies New Genetic Cause for Heart Arrhythmia

COLUMBUS, OH-- Scientists at The Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have identified a new genetic cause for congenital heart arrhythmia. The results of their research are published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The mechanism is due to defects in the regulation of the primary sodium channel, which controls the flow of sodium ions across the heart cell membrane. When these channels don’t work properly, it promotes abnormal heart rate (arrhythmia) and symptoms of heart failure.

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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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