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May 28th

NCAA Basketball Players More Prone to Sudden Cardiac Death

Cause of sudden cardiac arrests questioned; researchers seek to improve screening and prevention

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes have a significantly higher incidence of sudden cardiac death than previously thought, especially among men, African Americans, and male basketball players, according to a study published May 14 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In addition, the main cause of sudden cardiac death differs from what is commonly assumed to be the root of the problem.
The study, "Incidence, Etiology, and Comparative Frequency of Sudden Cardiac Death in NCAA Athletes: A Decade in Review" was conducted by researchers from the University of Washington, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Mayo Clinic, and Brown University.

May 26th

Survivor Mike Papale to Appear on PBS to Help Raise Awareness About Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

Mike PapaleHAMDEN, CT and PITTSBURGH, PA – Quinnipiac Men's Basketball Director of Operations Mike Papale, along with his mother Joan Papale, will be interviewed for the television show Second Opinion on June 12 at a studio in downtown Rochester, NY, to discuss sudden cardiac arrest and help raise awareness by sharing his story. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation facilitated the connection between Papale and Second Opinion.

May 25th

Right Side Up

Bruce Evans, Sussex, WI– 52 at time of event (2014)

May 18th

AHA Keeps the Beat A Capella Style With New Hands-Only™ CPR Training Video

DALLAS, TX-- In only one minute, you can learn how to save a life. Trust us, it's worth your time, because 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so the life you save is likely to be someone you know and love. The American Heart Association says Hands-Only CPR can double or triple a victim's chance of survival and is as effective as CPR with breaths. 

May 14th

Activity After ICD Implantation May Predict Survival

Study Highlights

  • Patients who stayed active following ICD implantation had better survival rates.
  • Information collected by ICD devices may one day help clinicians identify and help patients at higher risk for adverse outcomes.

DALLAS, TX--Patients who had higher activity levels following ICD implantation had better survival, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The research will be simultaneously presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Even Olympic Athletes Have Cardiac Abnormalities and May Be at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Screening study of more than 2,000 elite athletes reveals 'surprisingly' high prevalence of cardiovascular abnormalities

May 8th

Walk the Walk

As the May 16th Walk for a Healthy Community approaches, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is looking to survivors of the potentially fatal condition of sudden cardiac arrest to tell their stories and demonstrate that so many lives can be saved if more people take the initiative to learn CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

May 5th

David Goldberg’s Death May Have Been Due to Heart Rhythm Disorder

New details are emerging about tech mogul David Goldberg’s cause of death. He was the husband of Facebook’s executive Sheryl Sandberg.

Autopsy results suggest that 47-year-old David Goldberg had a heart arrhythmia. This may have caused him to fall while working out, leading to his fatal head injury on Friday.

While vacationing with family in Mexico, David Goldberg collapsed at a gym and died after suffering severe head trauma and blood loss.

Goldberg was the chief executive operator of SurveyMonkey, an online survey company valued at $2 billion.

The husband of Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, they were one of the tech industry’s highest profile couples.

“This is a huge loss for Silicon Valley. It’s by far the biggest loss since Steve Jobs,” said Marc Benioff, family friend and tech executive.

Saved at the Mall of America

Jamie LaLonde at Mall of AmericaMy name is Jamie LaLonde. I am 23 years old and at 18, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working in the Mall of America.

We Have to Count on Each Other

Beverly Buxareo, Pittsburgh, PA – 50 at time of event (2010)

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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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