Archive - May 2019

Archive - May 2019

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May 12th

Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Is An Option to Overcome Barriers of Traditional Cardiac Rehabilitation

DALLAS, TX--Home based, medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation may be, for some patients, an alternative to traditional medical center cardiac rehabilitation programs after a heart attack or other heart procedure, according to a joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

May 6th

Body Scanners at Airport Security Do Not Interfere with Functionality of Pacemakers and Defibrillators

First of its kind study presented at Heart Rhythm 2019 shows travelers with common cardiac devices can pass through without restrictions or precautions.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Results from new research show that passengers with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), such as pacemakers or defibrillators, can safely travel through airport security checkpoints. This is the first study to look at the relationship between body scanners and the impact on functionality of devices. The results are scheduled to be presented on Friday, May 10 at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 40th Annual Scientific Sessions and show no negative interference after analyzing more than 1,000 scans.

May 4th

Survivor Susan Koeppen, SCAF National Spokesperson, Runs in Pittsburgh Marathon

PITTSBURGH, PA--Susan Koeppen, KDKA TV (CBS) news anchor and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation National Spokesperson, ran 6.5 miles as part of a relay team at the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday. She and fellow survivor, Bruce Benda, ran on behalf of an American Heart Association team.

This was Susan’s third time running the relay since surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in November 2011.

May 3rd

Brugada

Hi All, my youngest son had his first sca a year and a half ago. It was very traumatic but he survived. He was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome and has had a defib fitted. We began to feel that he was then infallible but last Sunday he had another episode and the defib shocked him twice to bring him back round.
He is 26 and I was wondering if there are any other people here who have or are going through the same ordeal who would be willing to talk to us about the way they are dealing with emotions surrounding living with this condition.
With thanks

May 1st

National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Update

The Steering Committee of the National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative recently reported on current activities related to the recommendations of the IOM Report: Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival – A Time to Act.

The Law Protects AED Rescuers

By Steve Tannenbaum

Did you know that the law actually encourages lay people and bystanders to perform CPR and to use an AED on people who have suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and that it actually protects them from litigation?

Traditionally, the public has been concerned about performing CPR and using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) due to fears of hurting the victim and potentially incurring liability. Neither of these two fears are accurate or true. A person who has just suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest is clinically dead. It is not possible to cause further injury to such a victim by performing CPR or by using an AED.

Mission & Vision

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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