Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Airman who nearly died on basketball court helps others learn skills that saved his life

Doctors aren’t certain what caused Frank Bucar’s heart to go into cardiac arrest in December 2012. They are certain about what saved his life: CPR. *** It was a Monday night in Duluth, Minnesota, and Frank was playing in his […]

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‘Iolani School AEDs used to help save three lives

When seven years passed without a single use of the Automated External Defibrillators, the ‘Iolani School in Honolulu began to wonder whether the maintenance of the devices was

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife

Tawnya Reynolds was training for her first marathon, so she wanted to go for a run. Her husband, Billy, convinced her to stay home and do CrossFit with him. It

ECGs won’t save more young people, experts say

Checking all young people with electrocardiograms or ECGs would not prevent more fatal heart problems, but routine physical exams and assessments of medical history could, a panel of

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest

Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy. So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside,

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American Heart Association launches new custom solution for EMS audience

Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Longtime Boy Scout leader no longer taking chances with his health

Jose Lepervanche knew he was at risk of a cardiac event. He even tried to prevent it. He just wasn’t able to keep trying. Not even after the first time

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CPR in schools effort begins again in New York

A lack of immediate action spurred Melinda Murray into action. “My son Dominic was a freshman at Farmingdale State College,” the Elmhurst, New York, resident said. “He was playing

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife