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Jil Cruz, MSN, RN and Lee Nathans, MS, join the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members, Jil Cruz, MSN, RN, and Lee Nathans, MS. Jil Cruz, MSN, RN, Principal, Clinical Marketing at Stryker Emergency Care, has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine, both in the hospital and prehospital space, and has spent the last 15 years… Read More

NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Miller and Seattle Seahawks Physician Jonathan Drezner to keynote Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in aftermath of Hamlin’s cardiac arrest

Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) is pleased to announce the National Football League’s (NFL) Jeff Miller and Jonathan Drezner, MD, as the keynote speakers for the 23rd biennial Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit (CASSummit) taking place Nov. 29—Dec. 2, 2023, at the award-winning Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA. This year’s CASSummit’s theme is… Read More

You can save a cardiac arrest victim’s life even if an ambulance arrives in two minutes

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--Using a defibrillator for a cardiac arrest victim improves 30-day survival even with ambulance response times as short as two minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2023. The majority of sudden cardiac arrests occur in the community. A cardiac arrhythmia, called ventricular fibrillation, causes the heart… Read More

AHA advocates normothermia for most comatose OHCA patients

For comatose adult survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), controlling body temperature to < 37.5 °C is a "reasonable and evidence-based approach," a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific advisory suggests. On the basis of data from recent trials, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and other… Read More

Detroit Public Schools Community District staff complete CPR training and education

The American Heart Association and the Detroit Lions Foundation provided CPR training and education to support the chain of survival in Detroit. Today, Detroit Public Schools Community District teachers and coaches completed either the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver® CPR AED (automated external defibrillator) course, which provides the… Read More

Athletes have no reason to be concerned by their COVID-19 vaccine this winter but timing matters

Amsterdam UMC’s sports cardiologists analyzed studies from across the world and found no link between vaccination and sudden cardiac arrest in athletes It is now almost a rule of thumb: As soon as an athlete falls to the ground with a sudden cardiac arrest, social media is awash with claims that COVID-19 vaccinations are to blame. This was the… Read More

Organ Donation After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation

Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is an important public health issue that results in a tremendous loss of life despite optimal therapy.  When resuscitation fails, organ donation provides an opportunity for cardiac arrest patients and their families to save the lives of others. With organ transplant waiting lists getting longer every day, it… Read More

APCO IntelliComm and PulsePoint provide free integration, displaying AED locations for 9-1-1 telecommunicators

NASHVILLE, TN – Public safety telecommunicators utilizing APCO’s IntelliComm software can now quickly direct 9-1-1 callers during time-critical cardiac emergencies to the closest automated external defibrillator (AED). The life-saving advancement comes from the implementation of an AED geolocation plan between APCO’s IntelliComm and the PulsePoint… Read More

UT Dallas team’s AI tool may predict cardiac arrests in pediatric patients

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed an artificial intelligence tool that could predict the risk of cardiac arrest in children hospitalized in cardiac intensive care units. The technology is the latest work from the Statistical Artificial Intelligence and Relational Learning Group, a UT Dallas research lab where experts… Read More

Illicit drug use is involved in nearly one in three sudden cardiac deaths in young adults

A new study and editorial in Heart Rhythm examine the links between substance abuse and fatal cardiac arrest Approximately one-third of young adults in Victoria, Australia, who experienced sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) outside of a hospital setting from April 2019 to April 2021 used illegal drugs prior to their fatal events, reports a new study in… Read More