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June 10th, 2019

ZOLL Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Cardiac Science

CHELMSFORD, MA-- ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cardiac Science Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), related services, and accessories. CSC is a portfolio company of Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm.

Blackline Safety Responds in Seconds, Saves Lone Worker's Life

Worker's G7c connected safety wearable connects him to Blackline's Safety Operations Center after he suffers cardiac arrest, enabling SOC to dispatch emergency services

June 5th

A Drug to Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

A new four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, together with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas at Houston, to evaluate the efficacy of two drugs that have the potential to vastly improve survival and cognitive outcomes in people who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

The two drugs, called TAT-PHLPP9c and TAT-PIF, mimic the effects of rapid cooling on the body, which is known to help prevent cardiac damage and mitigate the neurological effects of a heart attack. But cooling the body during and immediately after sudden cardiac arrest is difficult because the vests used to bring down the body’s core temperature are not available in all ambulances or hospitals. 

June 4th

June 3rd

Killion CPR Education Bill Presented To Governor

Legislation creating curriculum standards for CPR education in high schools heads to governor’s desk

HARRISBURG, PA--The State Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 115, legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (Chester and Delaware counties), which would establish a model curriculum for high schools for CPR instruction.

“With the potential to save lives, I am gratified my colleagues have passed this important legislation,” said Killion. “Hands-on education is critical to providing effective CPR training. In passing this bill, Pennsylvania joins 38 other states in providing guidelines to ensure up-to-date standards for CPR education.”

May 31st

Bystander CPR Highlighted During National CPR and AED Awareness Week

American Heart Association urges the public to learn CPR and act in cardiac emergencies to help save lives

DALLAS, TX--Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Performing CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Higher bystander CPR rates have been linked to greater survival rates after a cardiac arrest but currently, bystanders only perform CPR 37% of the time.

May 30th

Call-Push-Shock Video Recognized as One of Top 10 Resources for CPR-AED Awareness Week

The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council combined efforts to focus this year’s CPR and AED awareness week (June 1-7) on not only CPR skills, but on bystander willingness to act. Laerdal Medical Corporation recognized their efforts, along with those of other partners, stating "To support their efforts, we are sharing with you some of our favorite content, some ours, some from our partners and public resources. We hope that you use it as you create a community of bystanders who will act in the event of witnessing a cardiac arrest."

Multiple Organizations Unite for National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Urging the Public to 'Call-Push-Shock'

In recognition of National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, along with multiple partners, are urging the public to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Their campaign, Call-Push-Shock, is a growing national movement that aims to curb the public health crisis of sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 1,000 people every day in the United States.

May 29th

Energy Drinks May Increase Risk of Heart Function Abnormalities and Blood Pressure Changes

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May 28th

What Is Known – And Not Known – About Heart Muscle Diseases in Children

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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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