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Call-Push-Shock to be presented at CDC's Health Communication, Marketing and Media Forum

Information on the Call-Push-Shock campaign, "Organizations Unite in National Movement to Impact Public Understanding of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest to Drive Action and Save Lives," will be presented (virtually) in October at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Health Communication, Marketing and Media Forum. Call-Push-Shock… Read More

Resuming sexual activity soon after heart attack linked with improved survival

SOPHIA, ANTIPOLIS--Returning to usual levels of sexual activity within a few months after a heart attack is positively associated with long-term survival. That’s the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. “Sexuality and sexual activity are markers of… Read More

New center's mission: predict, prevent sudden cardiac arrest

Smidt Heart Institute launches comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to investigate complex solutions to a historically lethal problem LOS ANGELES, CA--The Smidt Heart Institute is launching a new, comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to help predict and prevent the usually fatal heart rhythm problem. "Fewer than… Read More

University of Alberta group designs better CPR board for resuscitating COVID-19 patients

Pandemic inspires innovation in emergency and critical care. A potential need sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired an Edmonton team of clinicians and academics to build a better cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) board for use in emergency departments and intensive care units (ICUs). Because of COVID-19’s attack on the lungs, many… Read More

Study challenges "scoop and run" model for cardiac arrest

The odds of surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are significantly better when resuscitation efforts are continued on scene, as opposed to being performed while the patient is being transported to the hospital, a large observational study has found. The process of moving a patient during resuscitation (known as "scoop and run") may… Read More

EMS World Expo keynote: 'What You Do Matters'

A riveting 9-1-1 call from the early-morning hours of May 11, 2020, captivated attendees of EMS World Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Oregon ophthalmologist Will Flanary, better known in social media circles as his comedic alter ego Dr. Glaucomflecken, recounted his May near-death cardiac arrest experience and the heroic efforts of the 9-1-1… Read More

Research opportunity for caregivers of cardiac arrest survivors

Family members and companions of sudden cardiac arrest survivors are invited to participate in a study by the SIREN Emergency Care Research Network. The research is designed to better understand the experiences of family members and companions of patients after cardiac arrest and severe neuro trauma. Renee Kasperek-Wynn, RN, BSN, SIREN Clinical… Read More

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation expands its Board of Directors

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation announces two individuals, Christina Dolan and Michael Robie, have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors. Both have exceptional expertise in consumer and healthcare marketing. Christina Dolan Christina Dolan is a 30-year advertising and marketing veteran with experience working on some of the most… Read More

Call-Push-Shock to be presented at Take Heart America and EMS World Expo

"Call-Push-Shock: A National Movement to Save Lives," will be presented (virtually) next week at Take Heart America (Sept. 15) and EMS World Expo (Sept. 16). Call-Push-Shock, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch (PHW) and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF), is a growing national movement aimed at increasing public understanding of sudden… Read More

What COVID-19 is doing to the heart, even after recovery

A growing number of studies suggest many COVID-19 survivors experience some type of heart damage, even if they didn't have underlying heart disease and weren't sick enough to be hospitalized. This latest twist has health care experts worried about a potential increase in heart failure. "Very early into the pandemic, it was clear that many… Read More