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Bronny James reportedly recovering from cardiac arrest

The family of Bronny James, son of NBA basketball player LeBron James, reported that Bronny experienced cardiac arrest on Monday, July 24, while working out with his basketball team. He has been stabilized and is out of intensive care. No other details were immediately released. (SCAF Note: Bronny was discharged home on July 27.)  On-site care… Read More

Current evidence identifies health risks of e-cigarette use; long-term research needed

New American Heart Association scientific statement outlines current science on health effects of e-cigarette use, calls for more research on long-term impact   Statement Highlights: The number of people who use electronic nicotine delivery systems, typically referred to as e-cigarettes, has grown exponentially, especially among youth and… Read More

Racial disparities discovered in patients with cardiac devices

Black patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have a significantly higher burden of disease than white patients with the same device, according to a new study from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) cardiology researchers. Analyzing data from clinical trials conducted over a 20-year period by the Clinical… Read More

Submit your video to the Cardiac Arrest Survival Video Contest

The Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF) and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF) are jointly conducting the Cardiac Arrest Survival Video Contest as part of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, November 29-December 2 in San Diego. Join us as we recognize the best short videos aimed at increasing awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the… Read More

Nominate your rescuer for the People Saving People Award

Bystander intervention often means the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, survival rates increase dramatically when bystanders act quickly and decisively. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People™ Award honors 'ordinary' people with extraordinary spirits who helped save the… Read More

Damar Hamlin presents award to Buffalo Bills training staff during ESPYS

The members of the Buffalo Bills’ training staff were honored as recipients of the Pat Tillman Award for Service during the 2023 ESPYS after their quick call to action earlier this year saved the life of safety Damar Hamlin. The ESPYS on Wednesday night had Hamlin present the award after a moving tribute to the staff that was narrated by No. 3… Read More

Understanding cardiac arrest in young people

Cedar-Sinai investigators report lower rate of genetic variants associated with this deadly event. Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified rare genetic variants that might make some young people more likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest than others—but noted a lower rate for these variants than reported in previous studies. The findings… Read More

AI can accurately predict potentially fatal cardiac events in firefighters

Training a machine-learning model with real-life data from firefighters was key Firefighters regularly risk their lives in dangerous situations, but most deaths on duty are not directly caused by fire or smoke inhalation. Instead, approximately 40% of on-duty fatalities come from sudden cardiac death. Now, researchers at the National Institute… Read More

Bystander CPR and defibrillation rates increase dramatically with volunteer responder systems

People suffering from sudden cardiac arrest are more likely to survive if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) are used as soon as possible. However, in an out-of-hospital setting survival rates are low due to delays in care and low uptake of bystander CPR and AED use. Alerting nearby volunteers of the… Read More

It’s all in your head? OU researchers link blood flow regulation in the brain and prognosis following cardiac arrest

Newly-identified correlation could improve management and optimize post-resuscitation care for individual patients Although standardization of treatment for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest has progressed and efforts to improve outcomes are being made worldwide, many patients still suffer neurological sequelae (hypoxic-ischemic brain injury… Read More