Archive - Aug 30, 2016

Archive - Aug 30, 2016

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Defibrillators Could Save Many More Lives If Associated with Basic Life Support Education

ROME, ITALY--Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) fail to save lives when the public does not have basic life support education, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2016. The study found that public access defibrillation (PAD) programs are unevenly deployed across France, with an obvious impact on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival rate.

“The survival rate of OHCA remains extremely low,” said Dr. Nicole Karam, an interventional cardiologist at the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, on behalf of the Paris Sudden Death Expertise Centre led by Professor Xavier Jouven.

Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Rarely Associated with Exercise

ROME, ITALY--Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is rarely associated with exercise, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr. Gherardo Finocchiaro, a cardiologist at St. George’s University of London, UK.(1) Nearly 80% of patients in the study had no symptoms and only one in five had been diagnosed with HCM before their death.

CPR Training Might Become High School Graduation Requirement

SACRAMENTO, CA--California Gov. Jerry Brown has a month to sign a new bill that would make CPR training a high school graduation requirement.

The CPR in Schools legislation would require schools to teach students hands-on CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

Dr. John Maa is chair of the advocacy task force for the California American Heart Association.

"The provision of immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double a victim's chance of survival," says Maa. "What this bill will do is train a new generation of lifesavers in the community to be to respond to cardiac arrest at the scene."

The bill would go into effect during the 2018-2019 school year.

San Francisco, San Diego and Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School Districts already require CPR in schools.

Use of AED Revives Carrollton Teen Who Collapsed at School

CARROLLTON, TX--A seventh grader from Carrollton is recovering after she went into cardiac arrest and collapsed during volleyball practice, and the fast actions by her coaches helped save her life.

"One of the last things I remember is hearing breathing in my ear and looking over at my friend and that's it," Amanda Marquez said.

As she lay lifeless on the gym floor, her family says three coaches and the principal at Creek Valley Middle School sprang into action, doing CPR, dialing 911 and using an automated external defibrillator – or AED – to jump start her heart.

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