Archive - Oct 2018 - SCA Article

Archive - Oct 2018 - SCA Article

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program”

PITTSBURGH, PA--Inspired by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivor and board member, Joe Farrell, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the “Survivor Milestone Celebration Program,” an initiative aimed at raising funds for the Foundation to support its mission “To raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and support programs that give ‘ordinary people’ the power to save a life.”

The Foundation works to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of SCA—including post-resuscitation care—through educational and research activities. Its vision is clear: “Survival from sudden cardiac arrest can and must become the norm, rather than the exception.”

October 30th

John Taylor Babbitt Foundation Makes Generous Donation to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA--The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation donated $5,000 to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation at its annual Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

The JTB Foundation was established in memory of John Babbitt, who was 16-years-old when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing basketball in his Youth Ministry league in 2006. The JTB Foundation mission is to increase awareness about the severity and prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy within the young adult community.

Sue Hostler, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Award Recipient, Donates Defibrillator to Penn Hills High School Athletic Department

PITTSBURGH, PA--Five years ago, Sue Hostler, of Bradford Woods, PA, helped save the life of Bob Hallinan, who had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest in an elevator in a remote area of the Philadelphia airport. She had heard about “hands-only CPR,” and so she pushed hard and fast on the center of his chest for 17 minutes, while waiting for professional help.

October 29th

Lund University Researchers Discover New and Better Marker for Assessing Patients After Cardiac Arrest

Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light (NFL) in serum constitutes an even better marker to identify the degree of brain damage after cardiac arrest. This information could form the basis for decisions on continuing life-support treatment.

SCA Foundation Board of Directors Conducts Annual Meeting

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) community benefit organization, conducted its annual Board of Directors meeting on October 26-27th in Pittsburgh. Members came from around the country to discuss board development, review program highlights, and plan for the future. Four of the 10 board members are sudden cardiac arrest survivors and one is a mother who lost her son to SCA.

October 20th

Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken Passes Away at Age 94

DUBLIN, IRELAND--Medtronic announced today that its co-founder, Earl E. Bakken, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2018 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old.

October 16th

October 16th Is World Restart a Heart Day

Today on October 16th, the first edition of World Restart a Heart is taking place to promote bystander CPR worldwide. This initiative, sponsored by the International Committee on Resuscitation and initially conceived by the European Resuscitation Council, focuses on Hands-Only CPR training and the importance of immediate action to help save more lives from cardiac arrest.

Global bystander CPR rates range from five to 80 percent. Research shows that CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival.

October 10th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Releases Position Statement on the Use of Mobile Technology to Help Save Lives Threatened by Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals through a position statement adopted by its board and released to the public today, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, an official national observance. PulsePoint is highlighted as an app that has great potential to increase bystander response and initiation of CPR and AED use.

October 9th

Small, Portable AED Wins ACEP Innovation Challenge

DENVER, CO--Medical device startup HeartHero won the AngelMD InnovatED Innovation Challenge at the 50th American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference and Trade Show. In addition to winning the competitive pitch, HeartHero received an opportunity to open a syndicate funding round with AngelMD, connected with some of the country's top emergency physicians and spoke to companies that invest in lifesaving technology.

October 4th

Heartbeat NOLA Launches Defibrillation Program to Benefit Music and Hospitality Communities

In recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro will be the first recipient of an automated external defibrillator and CPR training from Heartbeat NOLA. Heartbeat NOLA, a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by cardiac arrest survivor and local musician Maurice Trosclair, is a citizen CPR and AED awareness and education program. "Miracle Meaux" survived due to the efforts of citizen bystanders who stepped in to provide CPR and a shock from an AED in his office building. Heartbeat NOLA also raises funds for its Public Access Defibrillator program. Heartbeat NOLA’s goal is to make survival from SCA is the norm rather than the exception.

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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