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Kyle Hayes named winner of the People Saving People Award

Kyle Hayes, who saved his wife and unborn child with CPR, has been named winner of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People Award. Kyle Hayes, of Eastvale, California, has been named winner of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People Award for saving the lives of his wife, Jennifer, 34, and their unborn son… Read More

Citizen CPR Foundation brings the entire chain of sudden cardiac arrest survival to Seattle, WA

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS--The Citizen CPR Foundation will host the first Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in Seattle, Washington December 10th through 13th at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The Summit is the largest gathering in the world dedicated to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) training, response and action. It brings together CPR/ECC/EMS instructors,… Read More

Prearrival care often means the difference between life and death

“Prearrival care” (interventions provided by bystanders before trained medical providers arrive on the scene) can mean the difference between life and death for cardiac arrest victims, according to a landmark article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. “Lay Responder Care for an Adult with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest,” by… Read More

Heartbeat NOLA Produces Its First Major Fundraiser “A Grateful Heart Celebration”

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Maurice Trosclair releases album, “Grateful--A Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor's Awakening to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.” NEW ORLEANS--Heartbeat NOLA continues to spread awareness of the importance of knowing how to perform CPR and having quick and public access to AEDs (automated external… Read More

Call-Push-Shock: From campaign to movement

The Call-Push-Shock social media campaign, designed to motivate bystander action in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), is becoming a national movement. Results of the initiative, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, were presented at the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium… Read More

Giant Food Announces the Addition of AEDs to All Stores

Giant in-store pharmacists, managers and associates will be trained in the use of the devices LANDOVER, MD--Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces today that it has installed public access automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all of its 164 stores across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and… Read More

Understanding the Risks for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Athletes — But Not Overstating Them

TORONTO, ON--A runner is in the final stretch of the marathon they’ve trained months for. In the distance awaits their family, friends and some well-earned rest. Suddenly, without warning, they drop to the ground. Medical staff rush to the athlete’s side. “Are you OK?” they ask. “Are you alright?” These medical emergencies often make the news,… Read More

Life Saving T-CPR Course Introduced by PowerPhone

MADISON, CT-- PowerPhone, one of the country's leading providers of public safety telecommunicator training and protocol systems, has announced the expansion of its Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) training options. With telecommunicators being the first link in the response chain, getting CPR started as quickly as possible is often the difference… Read More

Better Science Needed to Support Clinical Predictors That Link Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury, and Death: A Statement from the American Heart Association

Statement Highlights: While significant improvements have been made in resuscitation and post cardiac arrest resuscitation care, mortality remains high and is mainly attributed to widespread brain injury. Better science is needed to support the prediction of outcomes in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. A new scientific statement from the… Read More

Bystander CPR Less Likely for Black Kids in Poorest Neighborhoods

DALLAS, TX--African American children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods are significantly less likely than their Caucasian counterparts in disadvantaged or wealthier areas to receive CPR from a bystander, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart… Read More