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March 27th

Wearable Defibrillator May Be An Alternative to ICD for Some Patients; More Research Needed

American Heart Association Science Advisory

Advisory Highlights

March 24th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: It's Not A Heart Attack

The original article was published by Media Planet in the Future of Personal Health here and distributed in the March 25 edition of USA Today.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not the same as a heart attack, but the two conditions can be related. Andy Graber survived both.

Most Americans mistakenly believe that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and a heart attack are the same.[1] If more people understood the difference, thousands of lives could be saved each year. Andy Graber’s story can help illustrate the difference—he survived both.

March 14th

Baylor Freshman Playing With Defibrillator

King McClure was told by doctors after being diagnosed with a heart condition last summer that he could never play basketball again.

McClure had just arrived on the Baylor campus and had already practiced for a week before a health screening for incoming players revealed that he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

"I was devastated, I was crying," the freshman recalled. "All my dreams fell, they just dropped."

March 9th

Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk to Debut at Indianapolis International Airport

College student to demonstrate Hands-Only CPR via kiosk to person whose life he saved

Last April, Matt Lickenbrock, a University of Dayton student, saved the life of a fellow student using Hands-Only CPR, a lifesaving technique that he learned from an instructional kiosk. Today, Matt will show Sean Ferguson, the student whose heart stopped beating after being struck by lightning, how to learn Hands-Only CPR on a new training kiosk at Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

March 7th

Women Less Likely to Receive Basic Life Support for Cardiac Arrest from Public

Fewer women survive to hospital and those that do receive less treatment

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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