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April 16th

NCAA Doctor Backs Off Recommending Heart Tests for Athletes

The NCAA’s chief medical officer said Friday that he will back off a plan to recommend a mandatory heart test for athletes at higher risk of cardiac death because of an outcry from university team doctors who oppose the practice.

"Nick of Time" Bill Signed Into Law

OLYMPIA, WA--Legislation aimed at raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in teen athletes was signed into law today by the governor. 

Senate Bill 5083, sponsored by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, directs the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) to develop a pamphlet for students, families and coaches about sudden cardiac arrest. The association will also be required to develop a program to help coaches identify warning signs of cardiac arrest and develop cardiac arrest prevention strategies.

April 15th

CPR in Schools Moves Closer in New York

New York moved closer this week to teaching students cardiopulmonary resuscitation in school when the Board of Regents took only 10 minutes to approve a report about adding the lifesaving skill to the curriculum.

The report was created by the New York Department of Education and it said that while curriculum matters should be overseen by local school districts, CPR instruction is an exception because lives are at stake.

“Who wouldn’t support this?” asked Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the Board of Regents on Monday. “Why would it be controversial?”

Adding CPR in Schools to the curriculum in New York is a multi-step process. The state passed legislation last year recommending be taught and it was signed into law in October. Now, the legislation must wind its way through the halls and approval processes of the state’s Department of Education and Board of Regents.

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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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