American Heart Association

New campaign urges people to call 911 at first sign of heart attack

A new community awareness campaign in North Texas is encouraging people to call 911 at the first sign of a possible heart attack.

The campaign, called “Don’t Die of Doubt,” is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas.

The […]

January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Barriers keep the poor, minorities from calling 911, study says

Distrust of law enforcement, language barriers, lack of information about cardiac arrest and financial concerns are the major barriers keeping the poor, Latinos and other minorities from calling 911 for help, according to a new study.

Using focus groups and interviews, investigators explored why people in five low-income Latino neighborhoods […]

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Ohio dad saves his toddler son using infant CPR

As parents of three young boys, Eli and Melissa Thomas are used to constant roughhousing, teasing and noise.

So, they immediately feared the silence last August during a family trip to a relative’s home with a pool.

The pool was new and the gate to the pool deck was not completely installed. During […]

Calling 911 important to get prompt treatment

Timothy “Mitch” Mitchell was one of the lucky ones. A diabetic and a longtime smoker, he experienced some burning sensations in his chest off and on for a few days, but thought it was “from the cold” September days in Wisconsin.

After the burning pain “got worse” and wouldn’t go […]