American Heart Association

CPR program delivers training more often to ensure skills don’t erode

Even for medical teams, saving a life with CPR isn’t easy.

More than 600,000 cardiac arrests occur each year and fewer than 15 percent of victims survive, a figure that increases to 23 percent when the cardiac arrest occurs in the hospital.

“Despite everyone’s best effort when we respond to an […]

December 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 the scene are the first to provide quality patient care to these victims. These healthcare professionals on the frontlines need training […]

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 his heart faltered.
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Jose’s heart journey began in the early 1990s, while living in his native Venezuela. After experiencing some chest pain, […]

National Dog Week

What’s better than a romp in the park, a scratch behind the ears or snaring a Frisbee in the back yard? It’s National Dog Week, which makes it the perfect time to include your dog in your active life style.

The easiest way to show some appreciation for the furriest […]