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Health Data Collaboration Will Improve Outcomes for Medical Emergencies

American Heart Association and RapidSOS to connect first responders and 9-1-1 telecommunicators with life-saving medical information NEW YORK, NY--Too often life-saving medical data isn’t available to first responders during emergencies. A new collaboration between the American Heart Association, and emergency technology company, RapidSOS,… Read More

Fun in the Water Can Turn Tragic in an Instant, Especially for Children

Nicole and Jonathan Hughes, a teacher and a physician with three young children, were acutely aware of the dangers of swimming pools and lakes. From fenced-off pools to life jackets to constant supervision, they did everything right. Tragedy struck anyway. Last June, as the family was about to head to an Alabama beach for an evening crab hunt, 3… Read More

Magician-Turned-Doctor Knows the Trick to Helping Save Lives with CPR – Just Watch

Dr. Alson Inaba has no shortage of tricks up his sleeve. He's the doctor who figured out that the Bee Gees tune "Stayin' Alive" has the same beat you need to do CPR correctly, making the disco classic a powerful tool to keep hearts pumping. For his next act, Inaba hopes to set lifesaving to a more modern tune – Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." "One… Read More

ZOLL Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Cardiac Science

CHELMSFORD, MA-- ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cardiac Science Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), related services, and accessories. CSC is a… Read More

Blackline Safety Responds in Seconds, Saves Lone Worker's Life

Worker's G7c connected safety wearable connects him to Blackline's Safety Operations Center after he suffers cardiac arrest, enabling SOC to dispatch emergency services CALGARY--On the afternoon of Friday, May 24, Blackline Safety's (TSXV: BLN) in-house Safety Operations Centre responded to a health incident when a man suffered cardiac arrest… Read More

A Drug to Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

A new four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, together with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas at Houston, to evaluate the efficacy of two drugs that have the potential to vastly improve survival and cognitive outcomes in… Read More

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Citizen CPR Foundation Launch Video Contest to Raise Awareness About the Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Help Save a Life

In recognition of National CPR-AED Awareness Week June 1-7, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and the Citizen CPR Foundation today announce they are jointly conducting the Cardiac Arrest Survival Video Contest. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and use of automated external defibrillators to… Read More

Bystander CPR Highlighted During National CPR and AED Awareness Week

American Heart Association urges the public to learn CPR and act in cardiac emergencies to help save lives DALLAS, TX--Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Performing CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Higher bystander CPR rates have been linked to greater survival rates after a cardiac… Read More

Call-Push-Shock Video Recognized as One of Top 10 Resources for CPR-AED Awareness Week

The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council combined efforts to focus this year’s CPR and AED awareness week (June 1-7) on not only CPR skills, but on bystander willingness to act. Laerdal Medical Corporation recognized their efforts, along with those of other partners, stating "To support their efforts… Read More

Multiple Organizations Unite for National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Urging the Public to 'Call-Push-Shock'

In recognition of National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, along with multiple partners, are urging the public to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Their campaign, Call-Push-Shock, is a growing national movement that aims to curb the public health… Read More