Archive - 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - 2017 - SCA Article

December 5th

Abnormal ECG Findings Are Common in NBA Players

New research finds that about 1 in 5 professional basketball players had abnormalities on their electrocardiograms (ECGs), some but not all of which were explained by changes in the shape and size of their hearts as a result of athletic training.

December 4th

Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease Is Associated With Decrease in Infant Cardiac Deaths

According to a new study by Rahi Abouk, PhD, William Paterson University, and colleagues, statewide implementation of mandatory policies to screen newborns for the most serious congenital heart defects was associated with an estimated decrease in infant cardiac deaths. Congenital heart disease accounted for 6 percent of U.S. infant deaths from 1999 to 2006. In 2011, critical congenital heart disease was added to the U.S.

ILCOR Releases First Annual Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) has initiated a near-continuous review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation science that replaces the previous five-year cyclic batch-and-queue approach process. The first of an annual series of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations summary articles has been published in Resuscitation. More...

Red Cross Using New Tech-Enhanced CPR Training Device to Save Lives

WASHINGTON, DC--Pump the Chest. See the lights. Save a life. That is the premise for the latest American Red Cross training device, a CPR manikin called BigRed™. The BigRed manikin is equipped with three interrelated sets of lights that provide immediate feedback on how an individual is performing CPR.

Meet BigRed here.

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


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.

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