American Heart Association

AHA employee helps save a life with CPR


Jennifer Zanganeh was busy shepherding young roller-skaters at her daughter’s 10th birthday party recently in Southern California when she heard her friend scream a troubling question: “He’s not breathing?”

That was when she saw the young boy, lying on the roller-rink floor, unresponsive with blood coming […]

More children survive when dispatchers guide CPR

Children who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if emergency dispatchers talk bystanders through the steps of CPR, according to a new study.

The study found that a month after cardiac arrest, survival with good brain function increased 81 percent for children who received dispatcher-guided CPR, and 68 […]