Archive - Oct 29, 2019

Archive - Oct 29, 2019

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Peyton’s Law Passes PA Senate Unanimously

HARRISBURG – Today the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) which aims to educate every student-athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

“SCA is the leading killer of student-athletes in the United States and the leading cause of death on school campuses,” noted Regan. “Recognizing these staggering statistics, I introduced this legislation in honor of Peyton Walker, a young woman from Camp Hill who died of SCA at the age of 19 – six years ago this Saturday.”

Voluntary Public Reporting of Hospital Measure Performance Data Now Available

American Heart Association data on hospital performance provides new level of transparency for consumers, data-driven industry rankings

DALLAS, TX--Patients now have a new way to make informed decisions about their care with the launch of a public reporting website from the American Heart Association. Nearly 600 hospitals have elected to share measure performance data collected by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives. 

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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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