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Are Die-Hard Football, Other Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?

Tailgate parties are kicking off the NFL's regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese dips and chili bowls aren’t enough to give passionate sports fans heart problems, all the close calls and tense final moments of upcoming games just might. Football fans aren’t the only ones at risk. Some studies have shown sporting events like World… Read More

Denali Expedition Successfully Obtains High-Altitude Cardiac Data Using Wearable ECG Sensor

KIRKLAND, WA (BUSINESS WIRE)--You love the outdoors – but your heart might not. If you enjoy skiing, hiking and other sports experienced at high altitudes, you might be well advised to spend your first day at altitude taking it easy. In older men, especially those unaccustomed to intense physical exertion and with coronary artery disease (CAD)… Read More

Heart Disease Common Among Firefighters Who Die of Cardiac Arrest

Study Highlights: The majority of firefighters who died from cardiac arrest had autopsy confirmed evidence of coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries, and structural abnormalities, including an enlarged heart and increased wall thickness of the primary chamber for pumping blood, or left ventricle. Among cardiac fatalities,… Read More

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Partners with Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation to Call Attention to Children’s “Silent” Heart Disease

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month Urges Families to #KnowYourHeart to Learn Risk Factors PITTSBURGH, PA--All too often, we read a headline of a star athlete who suddenly collapses on the night of the big game, or a baby who dies in her sleep. Chances are, a little-known heart condition is the cause. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is… Read More

More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest with New EMS Technique

Study funded by NIH showed a change in use of breathing tube can save more lives. A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden… Read More

Security Body Scanner Safe for Patients with Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Body scanners used for security checks are safe for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2018. Across the globe more than four million patients with heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their hearts beating regularly. It has been… Read More

National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative to Meet in October

The National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative (NCAC) committee on establishing a national cardiac arrest registry will meet in San Diego, CA, on October 4th during the American College of Emergency Physicians annual conference. Related task forces will address structure and function of the registry, advocacy, and data interoperability. The… Read More

Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute Collaborate on Cardiac Risk App

Cerner collaborated with Duke Clinical Research Institute to develop an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app, designed as a tool to increase communication between the person and their doctor about ways to live a healthier life and risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The app helps health care providers… Read More

Bystander CPR: The Time to Act is Now

A study just published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (Audrey Blewer, MPH et al) reveals that male victims of sudden cardiac arrest had an increased likelihood of receiving CPR from bystanders (BCPR) in public settings, compared with females. An analysis of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium registry (n=19,331) indicates… Read More

Pioneering Training Kiosks Provide 100,000 with Hands-Only CPR Skills

Milestone shows viability of American Heart Association self-instructional kiosks DALLAS, TX--More than 100,000 people have been trained in the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR since the American Heart Association launched its Hands-Only CPR training kiosk program in 2016. As part of the program that is nationally supported by Anthem… Read More