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Take care of your heart today

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Valentine's Day is a great reminder to prioritize heart health and recognize the signs of an emergency, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).   One of the most common reasons people visit the emergency department, chest pain can take a variety of forms and is not always associated with a heart issue… Read More

How to survive a sudden cardiac arrest: A caregiver’s experience

“The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling, or changing, or dying. The ego is that part of you that loves the status quo – even when it's not working. It attaches to past and present and fears the future.” ― Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life The day before the Labor Day holiday was… Read More

Sudden cardiac arrest survivors need long-term holistic care

Systems not in place to help provide needed care to survivors and caregivers, both lay and professional DALLAS, TX-- More people are surviving sudden cardiac arrest thanks to improved systems of care during and until hospital discharge. However, systems of care after hospital discharge, when many sudden cardiac arrest survivors are known to… Read More

Benefit will honor young cardiac arrest victim

Michael A. Simpson II, 19, collapsed after a collegiate basketball practice on January 1, 2020. His coaches thought he was having a seizure, but he was actually in cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, no one at the scene administered CPR or used an AED—even though one was available in the building. EMS eventually arrived and provided CPR and… Read More

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