Archive - SCA Article

Archive - SCA Article

July 14th, 2019

Understanding the Risks for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Athletes — But Not Overstating Them

TORONTO, ON--A runner is in the final stretch of the marathon they’ve trained months for. In the distance awaits their family, friends and some well-earned rest. Suddenly, without warning, they drop to the ground. Medical staff rush to the athlete’s side. “Are you OK?” they ask. “Are you alright?”

July 11th

Life Saving T-CPR Course Introduced by PowerPhone

MADISON, CT-- PowerPhone, one of the country's leading providers of public safety telecommunicator training and protocol systems, has announced the expansion of its Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) training options. With telecommunicators being the first link in the response chain, getting CPR started as quickly as possible is often the difference between life and death. During the call-handling process, it is crucial that all telecommunicators properly convey pre-arrival CPR instructions to provide the best quality service.

"Every telecommunicator working in a primary PSAP, should possess the skills and have access to effective pre-arrival CPR instructions that may be used if no other option is immediately available." Jerry Turk, PowerPhone President.

July 10th

Bystander CPR Less Likely for Black Kids in Poorest Neighborhoods

DALLAS, TX--African American children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods are significantly less likely than their Caucasian counterparts in disadvantaged or wealthier areas to receive CPR from a bystander, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

July 9th

Many Who Have Died of Cardiac Arrest May Have Had Undetected Heart Attacks, Study Says

Not all heart attacks are the same — some of them are characterized as silent, meaning they can occur with atypical symptoms or no symptoms at all, and new research reveals a strong association between these silent heart attacks and sudden cardiac death.

In other words, many people who have died of sudden cardiac arrest may have had an undiagnosed or unnoticed heart attack at some point earlier in their life.

Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated

Study Highlights:

  • More patients may be having cardiac arrests in the hospital than previously believed.
  • The health burden of in-hospital adult cardiac arrest is about 38% greater than earlier reports and 18% greater for children, according to one study.

DALLAS, TX--Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each year than previously estimated, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

July 3rd

Philips Ships Two-Millionth AED, Helping to Save Lives Across the Globe

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced shipment of its two-millionth AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which was delivered to a customer in Italy. This achievement marks a major milestone in almost 20 years of Philips innovation in cardiac resuscitation aimed at providing personalized therapy to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

July 2nd

Researchers ID Cause and Potential Treatment for Deadly Inherited Arrhythmia

Leading a global network of 28 healthcare institutes, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have discovered key genetic and molecular connections that explain the beginning of an inherited, life-threatening form of heart disease and point toward a way to treat it. Their research just published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) affects about 60,000 people in the U.S. The disease is characterized by structural and tissue remodeling of the heart and the presence of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

June 26th

Caring for Children After Cardiac Arrest

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June 25th

Critically-Acclaimed Independent Feature Film The Last Whistle Shines a Light on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Having recently won a series of film festival awards, the independent feature film The Last Whistle will debut on June 28th at theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and in multiple other markets across the U.S. The film will also have a same-day release on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu.

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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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