Archive - Nov 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - Nov 2017 - SCA Article

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November 28th

Survivors and Families Invited to Participate in Facilitated Discussion in Hospitality Suite During ECCU 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA--A hallmark of the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conference, scheduled for December 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans is a track devoted to sudden cardiac arrest survivors, family members, and rescuers.

Giving Tuesday: Why Giving to Others Makes us Feel Good

CLEVELAND, OH--The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as ‘Giving Tuesday’ – a day earmarked for doing for others or donating to charitable causes.

And while we might think that giving only benefits the recipient of the gift, according to Joseph Rock PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, that’s not entirely the case.

He said our brains experience joy when we are the giver too.

“Part of your brain gets activated when you do charitable giving or engage in altruistic behavior, so we really do receive biochemical, physical pleasure from doing things for other people,” said Dr. Rock.

November 19th

High Blood Pressure Redefined for First Time in 14 Years: 130 is the New High

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November 15th

CHOP Research Scientist Honored with American Heart Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Vinay Nadkarni recognized for his lifetime contributions to cardiac arrest resuscitation science

November 14th

Screening Programs Are Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Competitive Athletes, New Study Suggests

TORONTO, ONTARIO--Screening programs for cardiac conditions are not an effective way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating, a new study suggests.

More than 80 per cent sudden cardiac arrests in competitive sports could not have been predicted by screening programs, according to the study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital identified a total of 3,825 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests among persons aged 12-45 during the six-year study period.

November 13th

Sixth-Graders Can Learn, Perform Hands-Only CPR

ANAHEIM, CA--Students as young as sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively and should be targeted for training, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Researchers assessed the ability of 160 sixth-graders (average age 12) to perform Hands-Only CPR for adults, using music and a video game to help the students attain the correct compression rate.

November 12th

Driving a Tesla May Not Trip Your Defibrillator

ANAHEIM, CA--Sitting in, or standing close to the charging port of a Tesla electric vehicle didn’t trigger a shock or interfere with implantable defibrillator performance, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Researchers examined the potential effect of electromagnetic interference while charging an electric vehicle battery at 220 Volts. The study included 26 men and 8 women from Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, average age 69, with implanted cardiac defibrillators of various types.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rates May Be Seven Times Higher Among Young People With Diabetes

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AHA President Doing Well After Minor Heart Attack

ANAHEIM, CA--American Heart Association President John Warner was away from the AHA’s Scientific Sessions with his family Monday after having a minor heart attack during the organization’s flagship scientific conference.

Warner, a practicing cardiologist and the CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, had the episode Monday morning. He was taken to a local hospital, where doctors inserted a stent to open a clogged artery.

November 11th

Sexual Activity Rarely a Heart-Stopping Activity

ANAHEIM, CA--Sexual activity is rarely associated with sudden cardiac arrest, a life-threatening malfunction of the heart’s electrical system causing the heart to suddenly stop beating, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

To determine whether sexual activity might trigger sudden cardiac arrest, researchers examined records on 4,557 cases of cardiac arrest in adults between 2002 and 2015 in a community in the northwestern United States.

Researchers found:

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