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New lifesaving program for cardiac arrest emergencies launched in Cumberland County, PA

Calling it a “real gamechanger for saving lives,” The Peyton Walker Foundation (PWF) and Emergency Health Services Federation (EHSF) announced the launch of a new, innovative 4-Minute City (4MC) Program. PWF and EHSF are teaming up with Avive Solutions, Cumberland County 911 and Public Safety Agencies along with UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to… Read More

New Life Saving Program for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies Launched in Cumberland County

Calling it a “real gamechanger for saving lives”, The Peyton Walker Foundation (PWF) and Emergency Health Services Federation (EHSF) announced the launch of a new, innovative 4-Minute City (4MC) Program. PWF and EHSF are teaming up with Avive Solutions, Cumberland County 911 and Public Safety Agencies along with UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to… Read More

COVID-19 infections increase risk of heart conditions up to a year later

Cardiovascular care essential part of post-infection care An in-depth analysis of federal health data indicates that people who have had COVID-19 are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular complications within the first month to a year after infection. Such complications include disruptive heart rhythms, inflammation of the heart, blood… Read More

These three facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a life

This February, American Heart Month, you can learn critical information about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) that could help you save a life. Three key things to remember: 1. SCA is not a heart attack: SCA is an “electrical” problem affecting the heart rhythm and a heart attack is a “plumbing” problem affecting blood flow. It’s a very common… Read More

Worried about dying in your sleep?

There are a lot of things to worry about these days. Should dying during sleep be one of them? Comedian Bob Saget’s death earlier this month at age 65 prompted conversations about the possibility and risks after he was found unresponsive in a hotel room bed, though no cause of death has been announced. Doctors say dying during sleep is a… Read More

New CPR guidance addresses more contagious COVID-19 variants amidst evolving pandemic

Resuscitation guidance for treating patients with COVID-19 from the American Heart Association and collaborating organizations DALLAS, TX -- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association and collaborating organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the Society… Read More

Johnnie Davis joins Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors

Johnnie Davis has joined the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors. Davis, National Field Director at Esprita, is an inspirational speaker, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and success coach. His book I'm Still Here: From Heart Failure to Heart of A Champion is a #1 Amazon Best Seller. He is also one of 25 co-authors of the book … Read More

Heart function recovered quickly in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C condition

Research Highlights: Heart recovery began within the first week of diagnosis among children who developed COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Children treated for MIS-C had normal heart function within three months after their first symptoms. The findings suggest children diagnosed with MIS-C may safely and gradually… Read More

Sex and sudden cardiac death in young people

Sexual intercourse is recognized as a rare precipitator of sudden cardiac death (SCD), with one forensic study of autopsies after natural death estimating that 0.2% were associated with sexual activity. The prevailing perception is that this is a problem largely afflicting middle-aged males. However a new study, published in a research letter in … Read More

The Compress and Shock Foundation crafts bill to provide tax credit for AED purchases in VA

ROANOKE, VA — When then 16-year-old Lucas Hager suffered a cardiac arrest during his high school basketball game in 2017, he recalled “I never thought something like this would happen to me, I was healthy.” Fortunately, high quality bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) saved his life.… Read More