Archive - 2018

Archive - 2018

December 3rd

Revive Solutions Raises $3.4M Seed Round to Develop Life-Saving Cardiac Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Revive Solutions, Inc., a leading developer of a next generation Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) addressing the global public health issue of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (“SCA”), has announced the completion of its $3.4M Seed Financing Round, which was led by new investor, Greenbox Venture Partners, along with new investors Rock Health, HealthTech Capital, Hippocrates VC, and prominent medical device executives and healthcare professionals. Proceeds from this financing will be utilized to complete the regulatory submission for Revive’s product, leading to commercial launch of the product upon FDA approval. To date, the Company has raised over $6M.

November 29th

Competitive Sports Appear Safe for Young Athletes with ICDs

A post-hoc analysis of the ICD Sports Registry—which has already indicated that many patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) can safely participate in vigorous or competitive sports—shows that shocks are not infrequent in young ICD patients who play competitive sports but that these shocks are not associated with serious adverse outcomes. 

Ambulance Response Times Are Worse for Low-Income People

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--A nationwide study of more than 63,000 cases of cardiac arrest found that ambulances on average took nearly four minutes longer to handle calls from low-income areas than high-income communities. 

November 28th

In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kids are Teaching Kids What to Do in Medical Emergencies Through Harpers Heart Heroes; Statewide Campaign Launched

Harpers Heart Heroes

KALAMAZOO, MI--There is a cardiac arrest every second in the United States. Ninety percent of people who have a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital do not survive. If CPR is started right away, survival rates increase to forty percent.

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of high school students who are learning how to do CPR. However, there is no training program for elementary age children. Most of these kids do not know how to tell if someone is unresponsive and may not call 911 or get help.

A study done at The Gagie School in Kalamazoo, indicates that many kids have heard of CPR, but most do not know when or why it is used. After learning about what to do in a medical emergency and watching an American Heart Association CPR video, all of the fourth graders knew how to respond if someone was unresponsive. Additionally, forty percent were able to do effective, hands-only CPR.  

2018 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations Summary Published in Resuscitation and Circulation

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) has initiated a continuous review of new, peer-reviewed, published cardiopulmonary resuscitation science. The second annual summary of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations includes the most recent cardiopulmonary resuscitation science reviewed by ILCOR. The summary addresses the role of antiarrhythmic drugs in adults and children and includes the Advanced Life Support Task Force and Pediatric Task Force consensus statements, which summarize the most recent published evidence and an assessment of the quality of the evidence based on Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation criteria.

November 27th

1,000 Reasons Why You Should Support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Today, #GivingTuesday

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes about 1,000 people outside hospitals each day in the U.S. Sadly, it is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Survival rates are generally dismal, but they improve dramatically when bystanders take action by calling 911, giving CPR and using AEDs. You can help promote awareness, understanding and action by supporting the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today, #GivingTuesday.

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November 26th

Brothers, Age 7 and 10, Perform CPR to Save Grandmother in Cardiac Arrest

It was a Saturday night and seven-year-old Grayson Wu said that he knew something was wrong with his grandma when he asked for a snack and she didn't answer.

"So I looked over and she was, like..." he said.

"Unconscious, on the couch," interjects 10-year-old Kian Wu, rolling his head back and opening his mouth wide to illustrate.

"She looked really dead," adds Grayson. "Spit was going back into her mouth. She was grunting a little."

November 25th

Upstream Exploration Raises Awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Makes Donation to Heartbeat NOLA

METAIRIE, LA--Upstream Exploration LLC (“Upstream” or the “Company”) a privately-held independent oil and gas exploration and production company, recently sponsored a class by Heartbeat NOLA, a local organization focused on raising awareness related to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). On November 16, 2018, all of the employees of Upstream located in Three Lakeway Building Metairie, LA, took a break from normal operations to attend Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training conducted by certified instructor Nancy Trosclair of Heartbeat NOLA.

November 19th

Startling These Twins Could Put Their Hearts at Risk

Katie and Lance Cox were watching TV one evening, their infant twins Carter and John asleep nearby, when Katie dropped the remote control. As it clattered across the floor, the couple froze, staring terrified at one another.

They weren't worried about the remote. They were concerned that the noise would startle their babies to death.

That's what life is like when doctors say your newborns have only a 50 percent chance of surviving to their first birthday.

November 16th

Resuscitation Science Symposium Showcases the Benefits of Dispatch-Assisted CPR

CHICAGO, IL--The American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium kicked off last week in Chicago with an opening plenary session on dispatch-assisted CPR co-moderated by Joseph P. Ornato, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Mary M. Newman, MS, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The session included testimonials from two survivors and the family members who helped save their lives, plus a research presentation by Tom Rea, MD, MPH, University of Washington.

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