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Call-Push-Shock Partners Urge the Public to Remember to Call, Push, and Shock When Sudden Cardiac Arrest Occurs

To help save more lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest, Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, along with multiple partners, urge the public to learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) during Heart Month this February. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a public health crisis— affecting more than… Read More

RQI Partners LLC Enters Into An Agreement with HealthcareSource to Market, Sell and Provide Customer Access to Resuscitation Product Portfolio

Move positions company to bring a new standard of care to U.S. hospitals in effort to improve cardiac arrest outcomes RQI Partners LLC, a joint venture partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical focused on delivering innovative resuscitation solutions to dramatically enhance patient outcomes across healthcare systems,… Read More

Study: Intense Exercise to Strengthen Heart and Lungs May Help People Live Longer and Better

The goal of exercise shouldn’t be to simply move. Rather, individuals should ramp up the intensity to improve heart and lung fitness and live longer, says a new Ball State University study. Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mortality in Healthy Men and Women, an analysis of 4,137 adults, found that mortality risks decline when cardiorespiratory… Read More

Higher Lifetime Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among African Americans May Be Associated with Income and Education Disparities

Study Highlights: African Americans have a much higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death than whites, especially among women. The lifetime risk was double overall and three times higher in African American women compared to white women. Disparities in income and education, as well as hypertension, diabetes, and other risk factors,… Read More

Cardiovascular Diseases Affect Nearly Half of American Adults, Statistics Show

DALLAS, TX--Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease, a percentage that reflects recently updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure, according to a new report. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – can lead to heart attack, heart failure and stroke. "We're becoming more and more aware of the… Read More

Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit: Call for Presentations Now Open

The Citizen CPR Foundation is proud to host the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit (CASSummit)—the new ECCU—December 10-13, with pre-conference workshops on the 9th and 10th at the Hyatt Regency in Seattle, WA. Interested parties are invited to submit presentations to the conference, which is devoted to improving sudden cardiac arrest survival rates… Read More

First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

PHOENIX, AZ--An increasing proportion of all cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospital are related to drug overdoses, according to a new study conducted by two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students. Fourth-year medical student Gabriella Smith and second-year medical student Sam Beger co-authored a manuscript showing… Read More

Philips and the AHA Join Together to Increase Global Survival Rates of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Philips and American Heart Association Connected Pulse Program first-of-a kind initiative, combines education, training and technology for an integrated customized solution in major metropolitan areas around the world AMSTERDAM, and DALLAS – Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the American Heart Association, today… Read More

Survey Reveals Nearly Two Thirds of Americans are Not Confident They Know How to Operate an AED

CINCINNATI, OH--More than 3 in 5 Americans doubt their ability to correctly use an automated external defibrillator, while slightly more than half say they are proficient in performing CPR, according to the results of a recent survey. In the survey of more than 2,000 adults, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of workplace first aid services and… Read More

Regional Cardiac Arrest Centers Increase Odds of Survival

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and some hospitals are equipped to play leading role in care. Key Takeaways Regional cardiac arrest centers would feature hospitals with robust care such as adequate staffing of cardiology, neurology, and critical care teams. In a regional approach to cardiac arrest care, patients treated at the… Read More