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American College of Cardiology, HeartHero to advance out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment through innovative, disruptive technology

The American College of Cardiology and HeartHero have formed an alliance to make a significant impact on survival rates after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and further ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health through HeartHero’s innovative portable automated external defibrillator (AED) technology. While ACC is… Read More

British Heart Foundation partners with Amazon to deliver lifesaving care

The British Heart Foundation has announced it is helping to train drivers who deliver parcels to Amazon customers across the UK in life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) so that they can respond to emergencies when out on the road. They are working in partnership with Amazon and more than 100 independent delivery companies across the UK,… Read More

Latest statistics: 1,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest each day in U.S.; only 10% survive

Data reported in the American Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke Statistics - 2020 Update published today show heart disease and stroke deaths continue to decline, but that trend has slowed significantly in recent years. Meanwhile, sudden cardiac arrest continues to be a major public health crisis. There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital… Read More

Survival rates in London reach all time high

LONDON--The proportion of people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital has reached its highest level of 10.8 per cent – twice the rate it was a decade ago. Figures published today by London Ambulance Service also show that when a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) was used by a bystander and at least one shock was delivered… Read More

Public safety dispatchers recognized as first responders in new legislation

SACRAMENTO, CA--Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined a group of public safety dispatchers from across the state for a press conference to celebrate Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which would recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by classifying them as first responders. Currently, the Federal government describes… Read More

New CPR & First Aid in Youth Sports kit aims to teach lifesaving skills

DALLAS, TX--In its commitment to be a global force for longer, healthier lives, the American Heart Association® unveiled its new lifesaving training kit at LaxCon 2020, January 10 – 12 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Association and US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of… Read More

Robert Klaber elected as member of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors

Robert "Robby" Klaber has been elected to serve on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors. Robby has always been physically active. He biked 3,000 miles from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA to raise awareness and money for Habitat for Humanity, ran the Miami Marathon in 2012, and ran the San Francisco Half Marathon in 2013.… Read More

Genetic testing provides insights to sudden unexplained deaths in Amish community

ROCHESTER, MN--Researchers used post-mortem genetic testing to find the underlying cause of multiple sudden deaths in young people and sudden cardiac arrests in two large Amish families. Using an exome molecular autopsy, Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD, and his associates conducted genetic testing of four siblings who each died suddenly during exercise… Read More

Bystander CPR less likely for people living in Hispanic neighborhoods

Penn study shows residents of Hispanic neighborhoods also have a lower chance of survival following cardiac arrest compared to those living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods PHILADELPHIA, PA--People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to… Read More

Call-Push-Shock: A growing public health movement that can save thousands of lives each year

Call-Push-Shock, a social media campaign designed to encourage bystander action in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, is becoming a national public health movement. Results of the initiative, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and grounded in research by global consumer research firm, StrataVerve,… Read More