Knowing AED locations in CL can save lives

March 19, 2018

There are more than 10 AEDs at various locations in Canyon Lake. Do you know where they’re located and how to use them? Read the full story here.

– The Friday Flyer

Bronx high schooler helps save man in cardiac arrest

March 17, 2018

THE BRONX – A Bronx high school student sprang into action to help save the life of a man in cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– News 12 The Bronx

University of Maryland SGA funds campus CPR training, reducing cost for students

March 16, 2018

The University of Maryland’s SGA approved a bill Wednesday night to fund a student CPR training initiative. The Student Government Association bill will provide a subsidy so that the first 88 students to register for CPR training through University Recreation and Wellness can pay $20 — which is $50 off the original price, said bill  [Read More...]

– Th Diamondback

Deputies reunite with La Puente toddler they saved with CPR

When Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Erik Nava got the call about a toddler trapped by a motorized gate in La Puente Monday afternoon, he sped off and was there within a minute. He arrived at the apartment complex Main Street and found a man carrying a limp, discolored, lifeless child in his arms. Nava later  [Read More...]

– San Gabriel Valley Tribune

FDA Clears First Medical Device Accessory for Apple Watch

March 14, 2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AliveCor, the leader in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (EKG) technology, today announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime, anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia. The  [Read More...]

– Cision PR Newswire

Spirit passengers bring man back to life on flight to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Katherine Yombik was on board Spirit Airlines Flight 801 waiting for departure from Detroit Metro Airport Tuesday morning when she heard someone yell out to call 911. A man had collapsed on the plane. Passenger Jeff Kruger said the man, sitting in the seat in front of him, was not moving. Read  [Read More...]

– News 6

Two nurses save man’s life at St. Patrick’s Parade

March 12, 2018

Lew Smiley had just arrived at Wilmington’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday with his wife and dog. Five minutes later, he was on the ground helping to perform CPR on a man in a kilt To read the full story, please click here.

– Delaware Online

Man saved by AED after passing out in a Jacksonville Beach gym

March 11, 2018

Five weeks after going into sudden cardiac arrest, Mitch Trager can talk with the two firefighters who saved his life. On that day, he was at Bailey’s Gym in Jacksonville Beach for what seemed like a normal day of exercise. Read the full story here.

– Action News Jax

Study: Bystander use of defibrillators saves lives

Mike Papale knows he was lucky. Papale, 28, was 17 when he went into cardiac arrest while working at a Wallingford basketball camp. The building had no automated external defibrillator, nor anyone who knew how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Read the full story here.

– CT Post

Husband Saves Wife by Administering CPR as She Went Into Cardiac Arrest Weeks After Giving Birth

March 9, 2018

A husband relied on his Red Cross CPR training to save his wife as she went into cardiac arrest just weeks after she gave birth to their son. When Luke Benrud walked into his kitchen and found his wife, Andrea, laying on the floor, his first thought was that she could have tripped on a step  [Read More...]

– People

One In Six People With Deadly Inherited Heart Condition Only Diagnosed After A Cardiac Arrest

One in six (16%) people with a deadly inherited heart condition are only diagnosed after having a cardiac arrest, while a fifth (18%) are diagnosed after a sudden death in the family, according to a new survey from The British Heart Foundation. Read the full story here.

– Edition UK

Becoming a hero in a split moment

March 7, 2018

When faced with a life and death situation, Joseph Martinez put his acquired skills to work, ultimately saving the life of one of his young students. Martinez, a native of San Diego, is the son of Orlando and Mary Jo Martinez. He graduated from San Diego High School in 2008. After high school, he pursued  [Read More...]

– Alice Echo News Journal

Librarians save man during cardiac arrest, highlight CPR training

March 6, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY — Ken Yager can’t remember exactly what happened on Jan. 18, just that he’s grateful to the two Traverse City librarians who saved his life. “It’s hard to fully express my gratitude — and the respect and admiration — I have for these ladies,” Yager said simply. Read the full story here.

– Record Eagle

11-year old Georgia boy saved from cardiac arrest

CANTON, Ga. – Inside Creekland Middle School’s gym, powerful memories, “It’s eerie in here because this is where it happened,” Kerianne Cherry says.  She’s talking about her son, Caden Cherry, and that day back in September of 2016 he nearly died here. Read the full story here.

– Fox 5

Spurs honor Reagan trainer who saved student’s life

March 5, 2018

Joe Martinez, a Reagan High School trainer who saved a student’s life in January, was honored on the court at the AT&T Center by the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. March is National Athletic Training Month, so the Spurs honored the San Antonio trainer that’s made the most headlines this year. Read the full  [Read More...]

– Kens 5

How two ordinary dads used CPR to save a 12-year-old boy at pool party

EVERY time Jeremy Nelson and Rachel Miles hug their son Xavier, they feel like embracing the two men that saved their 12-year-old. Only one in three parents know how to perform CPR but Xavier was lucky enough that two dads with that skill were on hand when he went into cardiac arrest. Read the full  [Read More...]


New Protocol Could Significantly Increase Survival Rates In Cardiac Arrest Cases

March 3, 2018

But now, a new emergency protocol that’s being tested can significantly increase survival rates. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, Mark Bradford takes the same walk every day, but one September morning changed his life forever when he collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– CBS New York

Malone School Graduate Working to Give Back to Community

March 2, 2018

MALONE, FLA. – Growing up in Malone, you’re likely to be attracted to the sport of basketball, thanks to it’s numerous state championship wins. Malone School alumni, Chai Baker loved the sport of basketball, but had to give up on it, too soon. Read the full story here.


What is the difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart fail?

When the internet went abuzz with the news of the Bollywood Diva’s death, it was learnt that she passed away due to cardiac arrest. However, later the forensic reports said that the actress passed away due to accidental drowning. But till the time the forensic reports were out people were confused about cardiac arrest and  [Read More...]

– The Health Site

Long-Term Outcomes of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Diagnosed During Childhood: Results from a National Population-Based Study

March 1, 2018

Click here to read a recent study done on the long-term outcomes of HCM diagnosed during childhood.

– American Heart Association

AED saves firefighter’s life in Schuylkill Haven

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. It targets anyone, anywhere, at any age. But there is a tool which can saves lives, and you don’t need a medical background to use it. Two weeks ago, Les Morgan almost took his last  [Read More...]

– PA HomePage

Here are 15 facts about sudden cardiac arrest you must know

February 28, 2018

The survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is extremely low. When an individual has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from someone nearby. According to health experts, performing CPR in the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Many celebrities  [Read More...]

– Times Now

Fairfield Medical Center honors those who saved a life at Fairfield Christian volleyball game

LANCASTER – Darlene Winland said attending a volleyball playoff game between Monroe Central and Fairfield Christian Academy Nov. 1 last year at Lancaster High School saved her life after suffering a heart attack in the stands. Read the full story here.

– Eagle-Gazette

Free heart screenings at Norco’s SilverLakes aim to catch leading cause of young athletes’ deaths

February 27, 2018

A Sunday, Feb. 25 event aimed to strike back at a big killer of young athletes: sudden cardiac arrest. More than 200 student-athletes lined SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Complex in Norco for free heart and health screenings to protect against such an emergency. Organizers said each screening would have cost about $1,500 at a hospital.  [Read More...]

– The Press-Enterprise

Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator

Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when a bystander stepped in to apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) before emergency responders arrived, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Read the full story here.

– Science Daily

Cardiac arrest survivor event praises life-saving action on the ice at qplex

February 26, 2018

At the Quispamsis qplex, a small, metal cabinet containing a portable defibrillator now bears a plaque that says, “This AED helped save a life on October 14, 2017.” Read the full story here.

– CBC News

Cardiac arrest: What to know

Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease. About 63,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one in every four deaths. Of those deaths, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is responsible for more than 300,000 each year. SCA is unpredictable and is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that  [Read More...]

– The Stanley News & Press


February 24, 2018

ALBANY, Ore — More athletes die from sudden cardiac arrest than any other cause and most show no symptoms, but a simple heart screening may save your child’s life. Research shows physicals are only 1 percent effective, but adding an electrocardiogram or EKG, can catch up to 94 percent of heart issues. Read the full  [Read More...]

– Kezi 9

Diagnosing Common Heart Problem Made Easier With Cardiac MRI

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Kathy Knopp loves to be active — with her dog, with her elliptical, with volunteering. When she couldn’t breathe just doing her every day activities, she knew something was wrong. Read the full story here.

– CBS Pittsburgh

Off-duty firefighter saves man in cardiac arrest at Tarpon Springs Publix

February 23, 2018

Tarpon Springs, Fla.- An off-duty Tarpon Springs firefighter saved a man who went into cardiac arrest at a Publix. It happened on Valentine’s Day at the Publix on US Highway 19 North. A shopper inside the store knew exactly what to do. Read the full story here.

– ABC Action News

Heart disease is No. 1 workplace killer; here’s a solution

Cardiovascular disease — also known as heart disease — is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Half of all heart disease deaths are caused by a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which can happen anytime, anywhere, at any age. Read the full story here.

– North Bay Business Journal

Craig Cunningham talks life in hockey, life after cardiac arrest

February 22, 2018

Craig Cunningham was having none of it. I got cleaned up, at least by my standards. Dress shirt, pleated pants, fancy leather jacket. I hadn’t seen Cunningham since the former Vancouver Giants stalwart forward suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the ice just before an AHL game in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 19, 2016.  [Read More...]

– The Province

Reagan basketball player thanks coaches who saved his life

Kaeyel Moore, an eleventh grader, collapsed during basketball practice Jan. 9. “I was just going around through basketball practice, when about five minutes into practice, all of a sudden, I got light-headed. Everything went black,” Moore said. Read the full story here.


Carmel survivor shares story as Bolt for the Heart donates 90 AEDs to Indiana State Police

February 21, 2018

Jeff Utzinger frequently runs through his neighborhood to stay healthy, but ironically it nearly killed him. The Carmel resident suffered a cardiac arrest during a run in June 2017, crumpling to the ground unconscious as his heart failed to pump blood to the rest of his body. Without intervention, death usually happens within minutes. Read  [Read More...]

– Current

Mom on mission to save young lives from sudden cardiac arrest

Four years ago, 19-year-old Peyton Walker of Mechanicsburg was getting ready to go to work at a hospital emergency room. She was studying to be a physician’s assistant at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre and was earning clinical hours. Then the unthinkable happened. Read the full story here.

– ABC27 News

UT Southwestern designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

February 20, 2018

DALLAS – Feb. 19, 2018 – UT Southwestern Medical Center has been certified a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) – one of less than 30 Centers of Excellence nationwide and the first certified center in North Texas. Read the full story here.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Sonoma Stories: The lifesaver that Ron Rubin wants to see at every Sonoma County winery

A shocking little machine saved the life of vintner, purveyor of premium tea and ex-marathon runner Ron Rubin. He now wants to boost the likelihood that one of the devices is nearby should your survival depend on it. Rubin yearns to see automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, placed at each of Sonoma County’s 450 wineries.  [Read More...]

– The Press Democrat

Waldwick parents on a mission to protect student-athletes after death of son Sean Fisher

WALDWICK — Just weeks before he turned 13, Sean Fisher’s father Jim says he had to give up playfully sparring with his growing son. The multisport athlete was getting strong – a heavy boxing bag would have to take the place of his old man, Jim Fisher decided. But despite a thriving outward appearance and unbeknownst to everyone, Sean had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a  [Read More...]


First responders credited with saving referee’s life at Chatham basketball game

February 19, 2018

Sports are supposed to be an escape from the worries of this world — paying the rent, relationship troubles and even the unfortunate mortality of man. However, sometimes serious situations creep inside of stadiums and gyms, like the one Friday night at Chatham High. Luckily, a referee is alive today, almost certainly because of fast-acting  [Read More...]


SPS counselor: ‘I can sleep at night’ knowing defibrillator in each school

Amy Moran kept passing out when she exercised. The scary episodes, at age 20, led to a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, a pacemaker, and two open-heart surgeries. The longtime counselor at Kickapoo High School turned 40 this week, a birthday she feared she’d never see. Read the full story here.

– Springfield News Leader

In A Heartbeat Featured in New Haven Register

December 4, 2017

In A Heartbeat was featured with an article in the New Haven Register on Saturday, December 3, 2017 following an AED Donation to Seymour High School (CT).  To read the article, please click here.

Chester County posts emergency incidents, adds App with AED locations

November 7, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County officials unveiled two new emergency response information pages on their website recently. Visitors to the county website can now monitor fire, EMS and traffic incidents in real time from throughout the county. Read the full story here.

– Daily Local News

Daughter’s heart scare prompts CPR training requirement for Brevard high schoolers

November 2, 2017

As Shawn Sima sat next to his daughter’s hospital bed, he started to feverishly research. How could this happen? Here she was a happy, healthy 16-year-old cheerleader, and just like that — Lexi Sima fell off a treadmill at a Viera gym and into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Florida Today

Only Five Percent Survive. I’m One of the Five Percent

July 23, 2017

On Thursday, May 18 a little past three in the afternoon my life changed. Forever. That morning was just like any other morning. I went to work just like any other day. Went home and enjoyed some leftovers from the night before. I love to eat. Afterwards, I stopped by and visited a couple of  [Read More...]

– 1140 AM KSOO

Recreation Department adds AEDs to ball fields

July 22, 2017

The Nebraska City Recreation Department added an automated external defibrillator to the concession stand at Legion Field ahead of the state baseball tournament that began Saturday. To read the full story, click here.

– Nebraska City News Press

Right time, right place helps Michigan woman survive cardiac arrest

July 21, 2017

Many things had to go right for Shelley Wyant to survive a cardiac arrest four years ago. First, she was lucky it didn’t happen 30 minutes earlier. That day in May 2013 was like any other at the health insurance company where she worked in Flint, Michigan. She went to lunch with a girlfriend at  [Read More...]

– American Heart Association News

California law hopes to save lives of teens with deadly heart conditions

Parents, student athletes and coaches will be impacted by a new law that went into effect this month. It hopes to educate families on the danger of heart conditions not tested for during regular physicals. Read the full story here.

– ABC10 News

Athlete heart screening available

July 19, 2017

With the new school year and upcoming fall sports season approaching, Western Missouri Medical Center’s sports medicine physicians encourage parents of high school athletes to schedule an echocardiogram screening for their athlete with their pre-participation physical. Read the full story here.


Agent: Fifa should train players on how to treat sudden cardiac arrest

Agent of a late Cameroonian footballer Patrick Ekeng, Hasan Anil Eken has urged FIFA to train all players and coaches in how to treat sudden cardiac arrest victims. Read the full story here.

– Kawowo Sports

Ameren Illinois equips 239 trucks with AEDs to save workers’ and public lives

July 14, 2017

ALTON – As a commitment to workplace safety, Ameren Illinois has equipped 239 of its trucks with automated external defibrillators across central and southern Illinois, including 11 in the Alton area. Read the full story here.

– The Telegraph

Cardiac Science to provide AEDs for the Boston Public Schools

July 13, 2017

DEERFIELD, Wis., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cardiac Science announced today that the Boston Public Schools will purchase Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to update and expand the district’s AED program covering school buildings and school sports. Read the full story here.

– Cision PR Newsline

Cardiac arrest survivor reunited with paramedic who saved his life

July 11, 2017

A cardiac arrest survivor from Scunthorpe has been reunited with the paramedic that saved his life. David Lines, 39, was putting his bins out in April 2015 when he suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Read the full story here.

– Scunthorpe Telegraph

PulsePoint Respond app helps save Limerick man’s life

July 9, 2017

LIMERICK >> A 56-year-old man received CPR during a cardiac arrest in Limerick Township on July 1, along with the application of an automated external defibrillation, during a call that triggered the county’s new PulsePoint Respond mobile application. Read the full story here.

– The Phoenix News

Fundraiser seeks to have AED machines in all London high schools by fall 2017

July 8, 2017

A local non-profit group has launched an ambitious fundraising campaign with the aim of having all London secondary schools equipped with automated external defibrillator (AED) machines by the end of the year. The campaign, launched publicly earlier this week by Dad Club London, a registered non-profit comprised of more than 3,000 local fathers, is looking  [Read More...]

– Global News

‘Heart for Athletes’ tackling cardiac arrest in young athletes

MOBILE, AL (WALA) – The organization, Heart for Athletes, is on an important mission to protect young people from sudden cardiac arrest. The organization was started in 2014 by the friends and family of Sam Cockrell, from Daphne, AL.  In 2013, at the age of 16, Sam was a seemingly healthy elite triathlete who unexpectedly  [Read More...]

– Fox10

Mike Papale Appears as Guest on The Greg Herenda Show

July 5, 2017

In A Heartbeat President Mike Papale served as a guest on The Greg Herenda Radio Show.   The show aired on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at noon.  Greg Herenda is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has served in that role for the past 4 seasons.  He led the Knights to  [Read More...]

Off-duty firefighter performs CPR to help save man’s life

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Imagine driving down the highway and seeing a group of people pulled off to the side of the road with someone in distress. Would you stop? A local firefighter and his ER nurse wife helped to save a man’s life last weekend on Highway 52, not far from King. The man was  [Read More...]

– W12 News

‘Silent killer’ heart conditions: Six out of 10 in danger of unnecessary early death

SIX out of 10 patients with inherited ‘silent killer’ heart conditions are being put in danger of unnecessary early death because GPs are misdiagnosing them with anxiety, according to new research. Read the full story here.

– Express

A ‘classic save’: CPR revives man at Durango rec center

July 3, 2017

Doug Close, a 63-year-old Durango native, was in the middle of a game of pickleball at the Durango Community Recreation Center on the evening of June 21 when he started to feel faint. “I went down and put my hands on my knees, and all I remember was seeing a (fuzzy) black and white TV  [Read More...]

– The Durango Herald

Angels in the outfield: Teammates revive centerfielder after heart stops

July 2, 2017

High-drama sports moments may bring to mind the Cubs’ World Series win in 2016, or Michael Jordan’s last-second shot playing the Jazz in 1998. It probably doesn’t bring to mind a seniors’ softball league in Lincoln, Calif. Read the full story here.

– ABC 10

A common, genetic heart condition you might not know about

July 1, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Today we’re learning more about a common, genetic heart condition that can lead to serious health problems if it goes untreated… we were joined by Dr. David Fermin, a cardiologist with Spectrum Health Medical Group! Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiovascular disorder, and affects at least 1 in 500 people  [Read More...]

– Eight West

Quick bystander CPR saves life at Rooms To Go commercial shoot in Hoover

Stan Fyfe was helping film a TV commercial at the Rooms To Go store in Riverchase this week when he heard a loud thud and turned to see a coworker lying on the floor by a light stand. Read the full story here.

– Hoover Sun

Improving the Odds of Surviving Cardiac Arrest in Central Illinois

June 30, 2017

The Sudden cardiac arrest survival rate in Peoria is nearly double the national average at 13 percent. Local health officials are working together to further improve the bottom line. Read the full story here.

– Peoria Public Radio

Donation of cardiac devices seen as a life-saver

June 27, 2017

Kenosha Unified School District stadiums and other athletic facilities will have new life-saving cardiac equipment through a gift from a Kenosha neurosurgeon and a local bank. Dr. Arvind Ahuja donated four AEDs — automated external defibrillators — to the school district, while Southport Bank donated three. Read the full story here.

– Kenosha News

AED Saves Customer At Blain’s Farm & Fleet; 7th Life Saved Since 2012

June 22, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s the only retail chain in the country with automated external defibrillators in their stores. Now they’ve saved another life because of it. Read the full story here.

– CBS Chicago

Retired firefighter credited with saving life at Weymouth store

WEYMOUTH – Walter Chipman said he had no warning signs or symptoms before going into cardiac arrest while shopping at the Park Avenue Market and Ace Hardware store in South Weymouth. Read the full story here.

– Wicked Local Rockland

Zamboni driver helps rescue man suffering cardiac arrest

June 21, 2017

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A Zamboni driver at a Massachusetts ice rink has helped save a man suffering a heart attack during a hockey game. Read the full story here.

– The Seattle Times

Cardiac arrest survivor reunites with NH crews that saved his life

June 20, 2017

ALLENSTOWN — A cardiac arrest survivor reunited with the New Hampshire crews that saved his life. Members of the Allenstown Police Department, Allenstown Fire Department, and Tri-Town Emergency Medical Services successfully resuscitated the man after he collapsed on June 13. Read the full story here.

– NH1

Most American Workers Unprepared for Workplace Cardiac Emergencies

DENVER — The American Heart Association is launching a new campaign that calls for training U.S. workers to respond appropriately to workplace cardiac emergencies and also for public access to AEDs, automated external defibrillators. The association announced it June 19 and released results from new surveys that indicate most American workers aren’t prepared to handle  [Read More...]

– Occupational Health & Safety

Philadelphia District Schools Will Now Be Equipped With Life Saving Devices

June 19, 2017

It started 14 years ago, with a donation of 70 Automated External Defibrillators to Philadelphia high schools from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Read the full story here.

– CBS Philly

AFL player, 19, goes into cardiac arrest and has to be given CPR on the field after being hit in the face by the ball

A footy player has been revived on the field after going into cardiac arrest when hit in the face by a ball. Read the full story here.


Braselton police officers recognized for helping save teen’s life

June 18, 2017

If two Braselton police officers hadn’t acted quickly about a month ago, a teenage girl wouldn’t have lived to see June. On Monday, Solis joined Police Chief Terry Esco and Braselton’s mayor and council to honor officers Steve Folkers and Steve Kinard, who helped save a 17-year-old suffering a severe asthma attack. Read the full  [Read More...]

– Gwinnett Daily Post

Right place, right time: Carrboro woman becomes CPR hero

CARRBORO – Kim Pete was hanging out with friends last weekend when her newly acquired CPR skills were put to the test. Peter “P.J.” Morcombe went into cardiac arrest around 11 p.m. June 10. Pete was walking back from the bathroom when she saw Morcombe had collapsed. Read the full story here.

– The Herald Sun

Three AEDs Donated to Long Beach Police Department to Help ‘Save Lives’

June 17, 2017

The Long Beach Police Department has received three Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for their police cars thanks to a donation from the Fraternal Order of Police as part of a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant, officials announced today. Read the full story here.

– Long Beach Post

Akron Police Department honors those who helped save baby’s life

AKRON, Ohio — An officer and a safety communications technician were commended Friday after they helped save a baby’s life. According to Akron police,  Safety Communications Technician Beth Johnson and Captain Dan Zampelli both assisted on May 31 when a one-month-old went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Fox8 Cleveland

Woman saves her father’s life with AED at Naperville theater

June 16, 2017

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) — A suburban man is recovering after his daughter saved his life. She’s a trained nurse, but the job would have been much tougher if not for a theater owner who planned ahead. Read the full story here.

– ABC7 Eyewitness News

Firehouse Subs donates AEDs to small-town police department

June 15, 2017

GARLAND, Box Elder County — It’s all in the name. From the “Hook & Ladder” special, to the gear on the wall and enough red to paint a fire truck — spend just a minute in any Firehouse Subs restaurant and you can tell right away honoring firefighters is a big deal to the sandwich  [Read More...]


Parents who lost child to heart disease placing AEDs all over Highland

The Greg Holthaus Memorial Fund and the Hospital Sisters Health System St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland have partnered up to help prevent the No. 1 killer of student athletes. To recognize National CPR and AED Awareness Week, the two organizations celebrated the “grand opening” of a new automatic external defibrillator machine June 2. Read the full  [Read More...]

– Belleville News

Could Drones Help Save People In Cardiac Arrest?

June 14, 2017

Drones could soon be dropping off packages at customers’ doors. But researchers in Sweden have drones in mind for a different, potentially lifesaving delivery: automated external defibrillators. Read the full story here.


Police revive woman in cardiac arrest during traffic stop

Blairstown Township police officers used CPR after a passenger went into cardiac arrest during a traffic stop along Route 94. Read the full story here.

– Lehigh Valley Live

AEDs: The Life-Saving Devices that Everyone Should Know How to Use

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death and a major health problem in the United States, with more than 356,000 people suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. Without immediate treatment, death can occur within minutes if the victim collapses, causing nine out of 10 victims  [Read More...]

– EHS Today

Take a class, learn a skill and, maybe, save a life

June 12, 2017

There’s no debate, AEDs and CPR save lives, but only if a trained individual is on hand to administer the life-saving measures. Agencies in Newberg are well aware of that and are taking steps to ensure that as many people as possible are prepared to save a life. Read the full story here.

– The Newberg Graphic

New device could help save more cardiac arrest victims

Singapore — A new device, the size of a credit card and slightly thicker, is the latest tool that could improve the efforts of the public in saving the lives of cardiac arrest victims before an ambulance arrives. Read the full story here.

– Today

“I was going to give it my all,” wife shares how she saved her husband’s life with CPR

June 9, 2017

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Sudden cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives in this country every year, but knowing what to do to help during a medical emergency can change that trend. That’s why the American Red Cross, Northwest Region, is urging everyone to learn CPR. Majority of the time cardiac arrest happens at home. So the  [Read More...]


Dalton Police Officers Provide Life-Saving Care To Patient

Three officers from the Dalton Police Department are being credited with providing critical care to a man an unconscious man who stopped breathing on Tuesday night. As the first responders on scene, the three officers were able to provide CPR to the patient until an ambulance arrived. The patient was breathing with a normal heart rate when  [Read More...]



June 8, 2017

Every year more than 350-thousand Americans suffer cardiac arrest in a location other than a hospital, and for every one of them, their survival depends on someone stepping up to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately. According to the American Heart Association, almost 90 percent of people whose heart suddenly stops will die because they don’t get  [Read More...]


3 Recognized on Maui for Using AED to Save Visitor’s Life

Two Island Air flight attendants and an off-duty Moloka‘i police officer were recognized by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa for recently coming to the aid of a woman in need of medical attention. Mayor Arakawa honored the three individuals as he declared June 1-7, 2017 as “CPR / AED Awareness Week” to highlight the importance of  [Read More...]


New phone app provides help to victims of cardiac arrest

June 6, 2017

MENASHA, Wis. (WBAY)- A new medical app is being launched in the Fox Valley that could shave minutes off the response time if someone has a heart attack. Read the full story here.


Paramedics show off ‘perfect’ CPR machine at Regina EMS open house

June 5, 2017

A CPR machine that is pumping up the survival rate for cardiac arrests was on display when the Regina Emergency Medical Services held an open house on Saturday. Read the full story here.

– CBC News


February 12, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — Irvine resident Stephanie Gavshon was reunited with the Orange County Fire Authority paramedics responsible for saving her life after a sudden cardiac arrest six months ago. Read the full story here.

– ABC 7

Reducing Risk in Sports: Keep Your Athlete’s Heart Healthy

February 9, 2017

Since February is American Heart Month, now is a good time to learn what you can do as a parent to help keep your athlete’s heart healthy. Before sports participation even begins, all athletes should have a pre-participation exam by their primary care physician to determine readiness to play and uncover any conditions that may  [Read More...]

– USA Today High School Sports

In A Heartbeat Featured on SportzEdge

January 29, 2017

In A Heartbeat was featured on SportzEdge on Friday night.  Click here to see the story!

School staff jumpstart student’s heart after he suffers cardiac arrest

January 15, 2017

DRAPER — As the old adage goes, when the time to act arrives, the time to prepare has passed. No one knows this better than 14-year-old Porter Lewis, a student at Corner Canyon High School, and the school administrators and staff that may well have saved his life. Read the full story here.


Watch what happened after airline traveler’s heart stopped

January 14, 2017

In a flash, the woman was down. Her heart had stopped about 7:45 a.m. Dec. 9 while checking in with American Airlines at Lehigh Valley International Airport. Read the full story here.    

– Lehigh Valley Live

Bystander CPR may boost survival odds

January 9, 2017

Cardiac arrest patients who get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander at the scene may have better survival odds even when an ambulance takes a long time to arrive, a Danish study suggests. Read the full story here.

– The Asian Age

Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators

January 8, 2017

On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J. Read the full story here.

– Athletic Business

Co-workers, Powerheart® G5 AED Help Save CM Tucker Lumber Employee

January 4, 2017

The folks at CM Tucker Lumber in Pageland, S.C., made an investment in an automated external defibrillator (AED) program 11 years ago. Back in November, that decision paid off handsomely when employees used one of the company’s new Powerheart® G5 AEDs to save a co-worker’s life. Read the full story here.

– Cardiac Science

Michigan students will learn to save lives with CPR training

January 3, 2017

Cindy Kuhn’s son is alive because his best friend learned how to perform CPR during health classes at Novi High School. Now all Michigan students will receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation — thanks to legislation approved in December. Read the full story here.

– WZZM 13

Big Sky ski patrol thanked for saving son’s life

January 2, 2017

On Dec. 7, 2016, my 28-year-old son Nich was snow boarding at Big Sky Resort. As he was coming off a lift, he collapsed due to what is called “sudden cardiac death.“′ He needed to be resuscitated by ski patrol three different times on the mountain, tobogganed down, then airlifted to Deaconess hospital in Bozeman.  [Read More...]

– Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Immediate action is critical to surviving cardiac arrest

December 31, 2016

We commend Michael Andreola for his insights in “What to Look for in Nonprofits” (Dec. 27 Perspectives). The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit based in Pittsburgh, is a lean, effective organization that works relentlessly to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save lives. Sudden cardiac arrest — when the heart unexpectedly stops beating  [Read More...]

– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

December 30, 2016

What is sudden cardiac arrest? During a sudden cardiac arrest, the heart is no longer able to pump blood to the rest of the body, and in over 90% of victims, death occurs– abruptly and without warning. Read the full story here.

– Boston Scientific

Ask the Doctors: Becoming trained in CPR just may save a life

Dear Doctor: A woman in the mall near our home collapsed and wasn’t breathing. A shopper performed CPR until the paramedics showed up. Later, my friends and I realized that none of us could have helped her. Should we get trained in CPR? Read the full article here.

– Tulsa World

Off-duty firefighters save man in cardiac arrest at Patriots game

December 29, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two off-duty firefighters were at Gillette Stadium last weekend for the Patriots game when a fan suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed nearby. “We could hear [the fan’s son] yell to his father, ‘Dad, dad, wake up, what’s wrong,'” Westford firefighter John Tuomi said. That’s when Tuomi and Groton firefighter James Crocker jumped into action.  [Read More...]

– Fox 25 WXFT

What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?

SAN DIEGO — A string of recent celebrity deaths serves as a stark reminder that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world. Read the full story here.

– Fox 5 News

In A Heartbeat Donates $6,000.00 to Tufts Medical Center

November 1, 2016

On October 31, 2016, In A Heartbeat donated $6,000.00 to the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center located at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. “I am proud to say we are able to make our first donation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy research to Tufts Medical Center,” said Mike Papale.  “Dr. Maron and his staff are some of the  [Read More...]

Another Voice: Be prepared to save a life by learning CPR

July 15, 2016

You’ve seen signs posted in public places that an AED is on the premises. AED stands for automated external defibrillator, or, more accurately, semi-automated since a human operator is needed. Did you know that the purpose of an AED is to stop the heart, rather than start it? More on that later. First, let’s clarify  [Read More...]

– The Buffalo News

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The runner’s silent killer

Inside every person, there are approximately three billion base pairs of chemical compounds that make up one’s genetic code. A single misspelling among these results in a genetic mutation– the location of which determines its impact. Sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis or colour-blindness would be jut a few such examples. As renowned running writer David Epstein phrases it  [Read More...]

– Running

Teen Athletes Survive Rare Cardiac Arrest with Quintessential Techniques

Any game, win or lose, is supposed to end in cheers. For Deleye Kamara, his game ended with a bloodcurdling scream. “My eyes got dark and I fell to my knees and I started screaming,” said Kamara, student athlete. Read the full story here.

– Time Warner Cable News

Ill. Agency Launches PulsePoint App

July 5, 2016

July 03–PEORIA — A new app can help increase the survival rates in cases of sudden cardiac arrest by utilizing smart phones and bystander’s help. On Thursday, Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois launched PulsePoint, a free smartphone app that notifies users of those nearby in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Read the full  [Read More...]

– EMS World

Catholic High athlete’s life saved by AED at soccer practice

Just months after Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill to require high schools to keep automated external defibrillators on their campuses, an Acadiana teen proved how important they are. Read the full story here.


Fire Department, local businesses team up to get AEDs for youth leagues

July 4, 2016

It’s something you hope to never need to use, but could save a life if it were to be needed. This spring, the York Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, with the assistance of donations for OhioHealth and Baird Brothers Co. Foundation, provided two automated external defibrillator (AED) devices to the Trimble and Nelsonville youth leagues. Read  [Read More...]

– The Athens Messenger

AED, training held save life of CHS athlete who collapsed last month

It started out as just another typical summer day — morning practice for the Catholic High boys soccer team so the players could enjoy the rest of the day and avoid the oppressive South Louisiana summer heat. Steven Champ had just returned from work and dropped off his son, also Steven, at practice and was  [Read More...]

– The Daily Iberian

Men at greater risk for cardiac arrest: Study

July 3, 2016

Men are at a greater risk for cardiac arrest, compared to women. At least one in nine men will experience cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to one in 30 women. At the age of 45, men have an 11 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiac arrest, compared to only a three percent  [Read More...]

– Bel Marra Health

Bystander, placement of NEMO Heart Health AED save man’s life

June 29, 2016

Michael and Judy Upton were planning to have a weekend in Kirksville for a family reunion. After spending most of Friday traveling around the area with family, the Bloomington, Ill. couple’s evening turned hectic after Michael Upton went into cardiac arrest in a parking lot near La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant in La Plata, Mo. Read  [Read More...]

– Kirksville Daily Express

Univ. of Minn. looks to improve cardiac arrest survival

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Sudden cardiac arrest victims who used to get pronounced dead at the scene can live and thrive, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Health. Read the full story here.

– Fox 9

AED and Quick Thinking Save Life of 24 Hour Fitness Client

It was a normal day of early spring at 24 Hour Fitness. In the front of the facility, rows of clients of all ages, led by the gym’s optimistic mood music, were expending calories on treadmills and stationary bikes, while in the back a mostly masculine crowd was studiously working on developing their muscle mass.  [Read More...]

– Lamorinda Weekly

Ervin Motors donates AED training system to VS schools

Ervin Motor Co. has donated an AED (automated external defibrillator) training system to Vinton Shellsburg Community School District as part of a National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Program. Read the full story here.

– Vinton Today

Dr Kevin Campbell: The Importance of CPR in preventing sudden death

June 20, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Earlier this month, five freshmen boys at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh were having lunch and witnessed another patron collapse. The boys, who were trained in CPR during health class at school, immediately performed team CPR and were able to save the person’s life. Read the full story here.

– CBS North Carolina

Collaboration of Calif. EMS Partners Results in Cardiac Arrest Survivor Celebrating 20th Birthday

Although he cannot remember the details, it is unlikely that Terence Leonard will ever forget May 30, 2016, and the days that followed, for the rest of his life. Read the full story here.

– EMS World

Rescuers restart man’s heart after collapse on Yellowknife squash court

May 25, 2016

A Yellowknife man whose heart stopped while he was playing squash earlier this month says he owes his life to the people who rallied to help him. Read the full story here.

– CBC News

Revived in spin class, cardiac victim advocates for CPR training

May 23, 2016

ANDOVER — One minute, Neal McGovern was pedaling close to 150 rotations-per-minute on a stationary bike in what he says was his 35th spin class of the year. The next minute, he was falling to the floor, his heart not beating. Read the full story here.

– Eagle Tribune

Trooper gives CPR, uses AED on driver in two-car crash

Just before 2 p.m. on Saturday in the town of Farmington, State Police responded to a two-car crash that was caused by a possible medical condition of one of the drivers. Alfred Rossi, 67, of Canandaigua, was driving southbound on State Route 332 when he crossed over the grass median and struck 52-year-old Elizabeth Barrett’s  [Read More...]


Annual Basketball Game Helps Save Teens Lives

May 22, 2016

GREENSBORO, NC – Some of North Carolina’s basketball elite will gather in Greensboro on Saturday. It will look like any other fast-paced pick-up game, with star players battling for the best score.  The real goal is to help save lives. Read the full story here.

– WFMY News 2

Norwich memorial race raises money for portable defibrillators

NORWICH — More than 140 runners arrived at Norwich Free Academy on Saturday to take part in the 9th Annual Larry Pontbriant Memorial 5K Run, a race that has raised money to install dozens of automated external defibrillator, or AEDs, in schools and at athletic fields across the region. Read the full story here.

– The Bulletin

Police Body Cam Captures Officers Saving Georgia Man’s Life With Automated Defibrillator

May 21, 2016

In response to dramatic police body cam footage showing the life-saving actions of two Georgia police officers after a man had a heart attack, a city council voted unanimously Thursday to have all of its police patrol cars equipped with the device the officers used to revive the man. Read the full story here.

– ABC News

Teen basketball star collapses on court, gets new lease on life

WASHINGTON — Basketball was Tairik Johnson’s life until his life almost ended.  Now, the 17-year-old Baltimore youth is looking for a new path. And he has the chance to do so thanks to nearly a dozen people who did the right things at just the right time to save his life. Read the full story  [Read More...]


11-year-old performs CPR, saves grandmother

May 20, 2016

Last July, Irene Sample was walking with Eunique Latchison, her great granddaughter to pick up some used books to donate to her church.  Once they arrived back home, it became obvious that the heat of the day had taken a toll on her, so she asked Eunique to get her something to drink out of  [Read More...]

– 23 ABC

Life-saving defibrillators installed in five Belfast parks

May 19, 2016

Five parks across Belfast are offering a better chance of survival to heart attack victims after being fitted with automatic external defibrillators (AED) which will be available for members of the public to use in an emergency. The AED’s can be used without specific training – they tell the user exactly what to do when  [Read More...]

– The Irish News

We should prepare our children to save a life with CPR: Guest commentary

As I watch many students and parents gearing up for graduation season, ordering caps and gowns and planning celebrations, I can’t help but feel robbed of the opportunity to share these special moments with my daughter, Morgan. My daughter, a star athlete and one of the warmest, most loving people you ever could’ve met, lost her  [Read More...]

– Los Angeles Daily News

Moeller athletic trainer uses AED to save lacrosse player’s life

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – A Moeller High School athletic trainer calls is gaining national attention for saving the life of a Centerville High School lacrosse player. Read the full story here.

– Fox 19

Fremont High School coaches use AED to revive collapsed student

PLAIN CITY, Utah – Several coaches at Fremont High school are being called heroes. They teamed up to help revive a football player when a medical problem sent him to the ground. Read the full story here.

– Fox 13

First responders, Good Samaritans recognized during EMS Week celebration

May 17, 2016

As the City and County of Honolulu celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week, a Honolulu man thanked the Good Samaritans and first responders who saved his life. On Feb. 20, Phillip Tan, 51, was playing basketball at the Nuuanu YMCA when he started to feel dizzy and collapsed. Bystanders who rushed to his aid realized  [Read More...]

– KHON 2

A push for all teens to get heart screenings

Sept. 15, 2006, was an exciting day for Matt Nader, an offensive tackle on his high school football team. His family cheered as his team battled its No. 1 rival. Then, in an instant, Nader’s life changed. He collapsed, unconscious and with no pulse. His heart had stopped. His parents, both physicians, performed CPR until  [Read More...]

– Chicago Tribune

A new technique can now predict sudden cardiac arrest

May 12, 2016

Scientists have come up with yet another amazing discovery. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has developed a non-invasive 3D virtual heart to help doctors determine whether a patient faces the risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and needs a defibrillator implant. Read the full story here.

– The Health Site

Family honours Andrew Stoddart by donating 11 AED’s to 11 sports field in and around Oxford County

On the anniversary of his tragic passing, Andrew Stoddart’s family continues to work hard to honour his legacy. Read the full story here.  

– Woodstock Sentinel Review

IN A HEARTBEAT: Papale foundation donates first AED to Wallingford’s Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club

May 5, 2016

WALLINGFORD — Mike Papale’s life was saved 10 years ago by a well-trained EMT, four other emergency workers and one automated external defibrillator when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest at age 17, in the prime of his high school basketball career. Papale, now 27, has made it his life’s work to make sure others will  [Read More...]

– Record-Journal

Youth sports program first recipient of AED from newly formed charity

May 3, 2016

MANCHESTER — When the Manchester Knights and CT Knights youth sports program accept a special donation next week, they’ll be receiving the first of hopefully many life-saving machines from a new Connecticut charity. Knights leaders, including President Christine Burkhard and Vice President Tylon Smith, will receive an AED machine Tuesday evening from In A Heartbeat,  [Read More...]

– Journal Inquirer

Hughson middle school students learn to save lives with CPR

HUGHSON – As of Monday, nearly 500 more residents of Stanislaus County are capable of saving a life when faced with a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– The Modesto Bee

Alive and well: Daughter credits AED for saving mother’s life

RICHLAND, Mich. — After a week-long stay in the hospital, a grandmother who collapsed at a baseball field last weekend is back home. Read the full story here.  

– Fox 17 West Michigan

Trained in CPR? Get a smart-phone alert if someone nearby needs you

April 22, 2016

Tucson residents are now just a smartphone application away from receiving trained assistance from a bystander if they suffer a cardiac emergency in a public location. Read the full story.

– Arizona Daily Star

Mike Papale to Speak at Annual MVC Dragonheart Fundraiser

March 29, 2016

On April 16, 2016, In A Heartbeat President Mike Papale will be the guest speaker at the 4th Annual Michael Vincent Sage Dragonheart Foundation Fundraiser.  The fundraiser will take place from 2-5 PM at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford, CT.  The mission of this foundation is to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest.  For more  [Read More...]

Middletown Firefighters Reunite With Woman They Saved

January 18, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Middletown Lt. Mark Tine, Firefighter Rich Mastroianni and Firefighter Dave Ribnicky were reunited with the young woman they resuscitated by using an AED and CPR last year.

– Middletown Patch

Landon: “At Least” 50 Defibrillators Needed in Westport Schools

January 17, 2016

Though the Westport school system currently has three AEDs (automated external defibrillators) at Staples High School and one in each of the other seven schools, more are needed.

– WestportNow

Fast-Acting Canton High Staffers Saved Student’s Life

Quick action by two staff members at Canton High School last fall helped save the life of a student and earned them accolades in the community from the American Red Cross.

– Hartford Courant

Wallingford woman saves man’s life at Parks and Recreation …

December 28, 2015

A life-threatening incident at a local basketball game had a happy ending, thanks to the quick action of two women.

– Meriden Record-Journal

Papale Appears on Second Opinion in for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes Episode

November 12, 2015

Mike Papale and his mother Joan Papale appeared as panelists on the seventh episode of Second Opinion's 12th season.

Hardwood helps a Wallingford family heal

December 15, 2014

The Papales have always been synonymous with basketball. The sport has bonded the Wallingford family over the years and now it’s helping them heal. Eight years ago, at the height of his high school career, Mike Papale III went into cardiac arrest and nearly lost his life, but was saved by a automated external defibrillator.

– Meriden Record-Journal

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