Archive - Jun 2016 - SCA Article

Archive - Jun 2016 - SCA Article

June 30th

Inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Classic Benefiting the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation a Success in More Ways than One

Greater Pittsburgh area firefighters compete with Johnstown, PA firefighters in the inaugural Sttel City Fire on Ice Charity Classic on June 25 in Pittsburgh. Proceeds will support the mission of the national non profit Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to raise awareness and help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest.

June 28th

Men May Face High Lifetime Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Study Highlights

June 23rd

Postmortem Genetic Testing Could Help Explain Sudden Cardiac Death Early in Life

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine reports today.

“Sudden cardiac death in children and young adults has a devastating impact on families, care providers and the community,” says Professor Chris Semsarian, who led the multinational study.

“It’s a tragedy that claims the lives of two to three young Australians each week.

June 21st

Gender Gap Found in Cardiac Arrest Care, Outcomes

Study Highlights

  • Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures.
  • The number of cardiac arrest patients treated at hospitals increased and in-hospital death rates have fallen for both sexes, however women were less likely to survive, according to a new study.

DALLAS, TX — Women who have a cardiac arrest are less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures such as angiography to look for blocked coronary arteries or angioplasty to open them, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

June 19th

Shared Decision-Making Allows Some Athletes with Heart Condition to Compete

No significant difference between well-treated athletes, non-athletes with genetic condition

WASHINGTON, DC--People with a rare genetic heart condition who are currently disqualified from most sports due to a risk of sudden cardiac death may be able to safely participate in athletics as long as they are well treated and well informed, according to a study published today in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is often discovered in young athletes following a cardiac event during athletic participation. CPVT causes irregular heartbeats, or ventricular arrhythmias, which can lead to fainting, seizure and sudden cardiac death.

June 16th

Greater Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA, Firefighters to Compete in Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Hockey Game to Support the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Greater Pittsburgh area firefighters will compete with Johnstown, PA, firefighters in the inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Classic on June 25 in Pittsburgh. Proceeds will support the nonprofit Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The public is invited.

June 13th

The Bride Saved the Day

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A new bride didn’t let her white gown stop her from reviving a woman who was unconscious on a bench in Pittsburgh.

Julie Stroyne, a trauma nurse at UPMC-Presbyterian and a 2014 graduate of Otterbein’s nursing program, was walking in downtown Pittsburgh Saturday night after her wedding reception when she and others from her wedding party saw the ailing woman.

“We were just about to go through the doors,” Julie told KDKA-TV, “and then we heard somebody scream, ‘Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor’?’”

June 12th

Here Comes the Bride

PITTSBURGH, PA--A new bride who graduated from Peters Township High School kicked off her high heels while still wearing her wedding gown and revived a woman Saturday who was found unconscious on a Pittsburgh bench.

Julie Stroyne, a trauma nurse at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, said she revived the woman who was on a bench near Westin Convention Center on Liberty Avenue.

“That’s something I’ll never forget,” said Stroyne, who was walking at the time with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, from their wedding reception held at The Pennsylvanian at 1100 Liberty Ave.

“There’s no time off,” said the 2010 Peters graduate who was a tennis standout in high school.

June 8th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Families & Advocates Meeting Scheduled for June 25 in Pittsburgh

Meeting to precede the inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Challenge

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Southwestern Pennsylvania Affiliate of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation will meet on Saturday, June 25 at 5:00 pm at the RMU Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh. Sudden cardiac arrest survivors, their families, and other advocates are invited to attend.

The meeting will take place before the inaugural Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Challenge. Pittsburgh area firefighters and firefighters from Johnstown, PA, will compete in a hockey game to raise funds for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The faceoff will take place at 7:00 pm.

June 6th

CPR Training Kiosk Unveiled at BWI Airport

BALTIMORE, MD--Travelers who have time to spare before their flight departs can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), where a new interactive kiosk at Gate B7 will teach this effective bystander CPR skill. BWI Airport is one of five U.S.

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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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