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Sports-related sudden cardiac arrest is rare in older adults

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Study: Older adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest during or following exercise tend to have better health than those whose sudden cardiac arrest is not triggered by exercise Findings The annual incidence of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in older adults is rare: 2 to 3 cases per 100,000 people. Of the 4,078… Read More

Researchers take a closer look at what COVID-19 does to the heart

People hospitalized with COVID-19 may have an increased risk for heart damage, but not so much the type of inflammation previous research suggested, according to a new study. Early in the pandemic, several studies suggested many COVID-19 survivors experienced heart damage even if they didn't have underlying heart disease and weren't sick enough… Read More

COVID toll realized: CVD deaths take big jump, especially among certain populations

American Heart Association 2023 Statistical Update reports largest increase in the number of CVD deaths in the U.S. in years, highest among Asian, Black and Hispanic populations Report Highlights: More people died from cardiovascular-related causes in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, than in any year since 2003, according to data… Read More

Avive Solutions receives FDA approval of handheld Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with unique wireless capabilities

Groundbreaking Avive Connect AED™ combines cellular and WiFi connectivity, GPS technology, remote maintenance, and extreme portability in handheld device.  SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- Avive Solutions, Inc., has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market approval (PMA)— the agency’s highest level of approval— for its Avive AED™, a unique… Read More

5 things to know about AEDs after a defibrillator helped save Damar Hamlin

We've all walked past them: Little red, yellow or green boxes with hearts on them and the letters "AED." They can be found in office buildings, gyms, schools, airports, shopping malls – almost anywhere large crowds gather. These little boxes can save lives. But few people use them. An AED – short for automated external defibrillator – is an easy… Read More

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation urges public awareness and action after collapse of Damar Hamlin

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, collapsed in cardiac arrest during an NFL game with the Cincinnati Bengals last Monday night. Fortunately, the medical team was prepared and provided immediate CPR and defibrillation to restore his pulse. PITTSBURGH, PA--Millions watched as Buffalo Bill’s safety, Damar Hamlin, 24, collapsed in cardiac arrest… Read More

Call for Presentations for Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2023 now open

The Call for Presentations for the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2023 opened January 2nd and closes March 3, 2023. The conference theme is Respond. Revive. SURVIVE. Challenging the Status Quo in SCA. The Citizen CPR Foundation’s Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit is the central hub for resuscitation professionals, educators… Read More

Warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest provide opportunity for prevention

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE -- Primary care visits rise sharply in the weeks immediately preceding a sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the ESCAPE-NET project.1 The project is backed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). “Contrary to the… Read More

Can we count on you?

Help us build on our tremendous progress in 2022 and make 2023 our best year yet with 3 big initiatives that support education, research, and our survivor community.  In the coming year we will: Grow our national campaign, Call-Push-Shock, which promotes a common language about sudden cardiac arrest and the simple things anyone can do to save… Read More

Survivors invited to participate in study on awareness during cardiac arrest

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is collaborating with Sam Parnia, MD, and his team at NYU Langone Health on an observational study that investigates cardiac arrest survivors’ reports of memories or experiences during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and their long-term psychological effects. The long-term purpose of this study is to… Read More