Archive - 2018

Archive - 2018

November 5th

Public AEDs Cost-Effective for Saving Lives, Improving Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

DALLAS, TX--Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) accessible in public places are cost-effective health tools for saving lives and improving cardiac arrest survival, according to two separate research studies to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

In a U.S. study (Presentation 25), researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of having public AEDs to not having them for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.   

Two Novel Studies Explore Why Women Receive Less CPR from Bystanders

DALLAS, TX--Concerns about inappropriate contact or causing injury may help explain why bystanders are less likely to perform CPR on women – even “virtual” women –  than on men who collapse with cardiac arrest, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

Cardiac Arrest Survival Higher in States with Required High School CPR Training

American Heart Association Meeting News Brief - Presentation 22 Session: 15

DALLAS, TX--Required CPR education in high school may lead to higher bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival rates, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018 - an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.                                              

Fewer Cardiac Arrest Victims Get Bystander CPR in Latino Neighborhoods

DALLAS, TX--People who experience sudden cardiac arrest are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders and less likely to survive, when they collapse in neighborhoods with large Latino populations, according to a large, new study to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops pumping blood due to an electrical malfunction. Almost 4 in 10 such cases are witnessed by a bystander who is not an emergency medical services provider, according to American Heart Association statistics.

October 31st

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program”

PITTSBURGH, PA--Inspired by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivor and board member, Joe Farrell, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program,” an initiative aimed at raising funds for the Foundation to support its mission “To raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and support programs that give ‘ordinary people’ the power to save a life.”

The Foundation works to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of SCA—including post-resuscitation care—through educational and research activities. Its vision is clear: “Survival from sudden cardiac arrest can and must become the norm, rather than the exception.”

October 30th

John Taylor Babbitt Foundation Makes Generous Donation to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA--The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation donated $5,000 to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation at its annual Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

The JTB Foundation was established in memory of John Babbitt, who was 16-years-old when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing basketball in his Youth Ministry league in 2006. The JTB Foundation mission is to increase awareness about the severity and prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy within the young adult community.

Sue Hostler, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Award Recipient, Donates Defibrillator to Penn Hills High School Athletic Department

PITTSBURGH, PA--Five years ago, Sue Hostler, of Bradford Woods, PA, helped save the life of Bob Hallinan, who had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest in an elevator in a remote area of the Philadelphia airport. She had heard about “hands-only CPR,” and so she pushed hard and fast on the center of his chest for 17 minutes, while waiting for professional help.

October 29th

Lund University Researchers Discover New and Better Marker for Assessing Patients After Cardiac Arrest

Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light (NFL) in serum constitutes an even better marker to identify the degree of brain damage after cardiac arrest. This information could form the basis for decisions on continuing life-support treatment.

SCA Foundation Board of Directors Conducts Annual Meeting

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) community benefit organization, conducted its annual Board of Directors meeting on October 26-27th in Pittsburgh. Members came from around the country to discuss board development, review program highlights, and plan for the future. Four of the 10 board members are sudden cardiac arrest survivors and one is a mother who lost her son to SCA.

October 28th

Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Joe Farrell's Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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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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