Are you ready to save a life?

I'm new to the community, but wanted to share a short post/story I wrote designed to help people connect with the reality of saving a life in an SCA emergency. Thanks for the opportunity! You’re somewhere, anywhere. In an elevator, on the sidewalk, at a sports event when the unthinkable happens--… Read More

The Plight Of Carrie Fisher-Agonaly speaking

Many news stories about the death of Carrie Fisher on an airplane flight from London to Los Angeles. As so many times the media used the term "heart attack" to describe her incident. As those in the world of resuscitation know this was not a heart attack but a cardiac arrest episode. It is… Read More

Traveled with AED

Since my last post, my family member has successfully taken his AED on a commercial flight. He was not allowed to bring the device in to the cabin, but had to bring the lithium ion battery in his carry on. Therefore he needed to run back to the airline desk and have his luggage pulled out and get… Read More

AED while traveling

My family member needs to bring his AED with him on a trip. Does anyone have experience taking an AED on a commercial domestic (USA) flight? It seems the rules are changing all the time. Calls to TSA and to the airline as well as to the website which sells the devices are not getting me an… Read More

You can save a life!

Visit our GOFUNDME page and consider a donation of $25 or more. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if more people understood sudden cardiac arrest and the simple things anyone can do to save a life. The mission of the nonprofit Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is to raise awareness… Read More

A reminder on AED Maintenance

I recently came across this story--http://globalnews.ca/news/3613170/winnipeg-woman-speaks-out-after-husbands-heart-stops-aed-malfunctions/ the ran through details regarding an SCA event that took place in just the last week or two. Essentially, an off-duty fireman spending time with his family… Read More

Improvements to Public Awareness of CPR

Many reading this site instruct others in CPR at varying levels. Whether Community based or professional level. Some may teach Red Cross,National Safety Council, ASHI or AHA. I myself oversee an AHA Training Center, HealthSav LLC based in New York about 25 miles North of NYC in Rockland County… Read More

It's been six years since my SCA

In 2003, I had a heart attack. I was in the gym and felt tired. I went home and then drove to the hospital. My blood pressure was through the roof. After blood tests they told me they thought I had had a heart attack. They started me on heparin and kept me overnight. My wife was incredulous she… Read More

New Here - Need to get my story off my chest and hopefully out of my mind

Hello, This is long but I have to get it out there. Some background: When I started dating my husband i knew i would need to brush up on my cardiac knowledge. He was born with Tetralogy of Fallot and had 3 major surgeries between the ages of 3 days old to 14 yrs old and would need pulmonary valve… Read More

What Nicole Kidman Would Like You to Know

Nicole Kidman's father died from sudden cardiac arrest. Here's what she would like you to know. Sudden cardiac arrest kills one person every two minutes. That is about 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s half of all heart disease deaths. Those deaths afflict seemingly healthy people of all… Read More