Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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All posts tagged defibrillator

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Heart transplants give two generations a second chance at life

Albert Kurtyka and his family rallied around his mother, Diane Kurtyka, for years as she battled heart disease and, later, when she underwent a life-saving heart transplant. Surprised and overjoyed, the family learned on New Year’s Eve of 2011 that …

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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

Man credits YouTube video for his ability to use CPR during flight emergency

A man flying from New York to San Diego on Delta Air Lines helped save a woman’s life using CPR techniques he learned from watching YouTube, according to

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University of Pennsylvania initiates heart-starting art contest

Staff at the University of Pennsylvania want to make it easier to spot automated external defibrillators – devices used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest – and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Courageous Katherine’ thrives on helping fellow heart patients

In her 13 years, Katherine Schroeder has undergone 15 surgeries or other procedures on her heart. And she still faces a lifetime of medical interventions to keep her

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Don’t just live, live well,’ urges heart disease, stroke survivor

There have been two constant themes in Pete Huttlinger’s life: music and heart disease. Born with a heart defect, Pete lacked the energy to keep up with kids his