UPDATE: Tyner community mourning death of sophomore basketball player

May 19, 2018

UPDATE: The Tyner community is mourning the loss of Tyner Academy sophomore Javon Craddock. The 16-year-old collapsed while playing the game he loved Wednesday night at the Boys and Girls Club. Read the full story here.


Avon man saves friend’s life with quick thinking, CPR skill

AVON, Ind. (WTHR) – “Thanks for saving my grandpa.” 9-year-old Ily hugged the man outside Parabellum Indoor Range in Avon. “Well, you’re welcome. I’m glad I could,” Richard “Ritty” Maraldo told Ily and her little sister, 5-year-old Lila. Read the full story here.

– 13 WTHR

Nurse, officers credited with saving student’s life at Lake Norman High School

May 18, 2018

After a Lake Norman High School student collapsed at school early Thursday morning, a school nurse and two school resource officers performed CPR and used a defibrillator to keep her alive, officials say. Read the full story here.

– Mooresville Tribune

A heartbeat from tragedy, teen’s life saved in Lake Station

A jumble of athletic events converged at Edison High School May 8. Scattered across the school’s outside athletic complex, baseball and softball teams hosted home games as the track team readied for a home meet. Inside, the school gym filled with AAU basketball players from across the area. Read the full story here.

– Chicago Tribune

Sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

May 17, 2018

Young athletes excelling in their sport are dropping dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Kevin Bondar can’t ever remember a time when he wasn’t swinging a tennis racquet. He says, “I grew up in a tennis family, my dad and mom actually met on the tennis court.” At 13, Bondar started having chest pain when he played. Doctors found out  [Read More...]


VIDEO | McCullough Middle School provides students with a health fair which could save a life

Throughout the country, Sudden Cardiac Death is one of the top killers of students in school. Greer Firestone, founder of Heart in the Game Foundation, experienced this seven years ago when his extremely active daughter suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest two days after her high school graduation from out of nowhere. Since then he has been  [Read More...]


Barrie family installs AED on side of home for public use

May 16, 2018

Roger and Deb Hennig are showing heart. The Barrie residents and owners of Action First Aid have installed an outdoor automated external defibrillator (AED) SaveStation on the side of their Stapleton Place home. It is available to anyone in the neighbourhood who suffers sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.


Parents thankful for strangers who saved ‘amazing little guy’ from drowning

It’s been just over two weeks since 4-year-old Zachary Kohen was pulled lifeless from the bottom of a hotel pool in Georgia, and it’s a day his mother will never forget. Read the full story here.


Boy Dies After Passing Out At Suburban Middle School

May 15, 2018

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Northlake Police Department is investigating an incident where a 12-year-old student died after passing out in class. Police say the boy, identified as Joshua Acosta, passed out in class Friday around 12:30 pm at Northlake Middle School during a 6th period reading class while the students were working on a project.  [Read More...]

– CBS Chicago

Mini-Marathon runner reunites with nurse who saved his life

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon may be over, but a runner from the half-marathon has remained in the Indianapolis area days later. He suffered a massive heart attack at Indianapolis Motor Speedway while running the course. Doctors said the only reason he’s alive is because of where it happened. Jason Ronna, 47, said  [Read More...]


‘A nightmare’: Perkins High School freshman dies after collapsing during basketball practice

May 14, 2018

PERKINS TWP., Ohio — A 15-year-old Perkins High School student passed away after collapsing during basketball practice Thursday evening. According to Perkins Local School District Supt. Jodie Hausmann, Stone Ambos, who was a freshman, was practicing with AAU basketball team, the Ohio Buckets, when it happened. Read the full story here.

– Fox 8 Cleveland

When his teammate stopped breathing, this teen helped save his life

May 13, 2018

WALLA WALLA, WA He’s just 17 and already has helped save another teen’s life. Colby Turner learned lifesaving skills to work as a lifeguard at the YMCA of Walla Walla. He didn’t know they would come in handy on the high school track team. Read the full story here.

– Tri-City Herald

Baseball Player Saved After Collapsing On Newton Field

NEWTON (CBS) – Russ Stephens is counting his blessings after his son, Eric Stephens, was brought back to life after collapsing during a Boston Men’s Baseball League game in Newton on Thursday night. “They brought him back. The doctor in the emergency room said ‘you had died earlier tonight and you were revived,’” Russ Stephens  [Read More...]

– CBS Boston

How an automated external defibrillator works

May 12, 2018

The heart is such a wonderful organ that keeps the entire body alive. It has four chambers: two atria receiving blood and two ventricles pumping it to the lungs and the rest of the body. The atria and ventricles are formed by cardiac muscles. The muscles contract at about the same time in order to  [Read More...]

– EJinsight

Player’s life saved on football pitch: ‘He was gone for about five minutes’

From his hospital bed at North Shore Hospital you wouldn’t know Ash Hodges had suffered cardiac arrest only six days ago. The 30-year-old was playing club football on Saturday when he collapsed on the field and was saved by the efforts of his teammates and bystanders, and the availability of an automated external defibrillator (AED).  [Read More...]

– New Zealand Herald

Dallas ISD staff save substitute teacher’s life after he collapses

May 11, 2018

DALLAS – A Dallas ISD substitute teacher is alive to celebrate National School Nurse Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, all thanks to… yep, a school nurse, a teacher, and a school office manager. The three women at Dallas’ Martha Turner Reilly Elementary, who have been First Aid/CPR/AED trained, jumped into action and called 911 to  [Read More...]

– The CW33

Foundation offering free CPR and AED training Saturday

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, the numbers are upsetting. Less than 10 percent of people who have a heart attack outside of a hospital ever fully recover. However, if everybody received CPR from a bystander, that number would jump to 30 percent. Read the full story here.


Knowing CPR can save lives; here are 5 reasons to learn it

May 10, 2018

More than 300,000 people die every year in the United States due to sudden cardiac arrest. Senior citizens have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and more than 70 percent of adults over age 60 have some form of cardiovascular disease. Health conditions can lead to cardiac arrest, but a host of other factors can  [Read More...]

– The Orange County Register

Hidden Valley High School staff saves student’s life

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) A fitness test is a routine assignment during gym class at Hidden Valley High School. “It just happened, no sign, he never complained of his chest or breathing,” said Tabitha Hartman. Read the full story here.


KSLA Investigates: National AED shortage places millions at risk

May 9, 2018

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Being prepared to respond with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a heart-pounding nightmare. It can mean the difference between life and death if someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– KSLA News 12

Heart-Stopping Condition Could Come with Warning Signs

A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms. But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours – and even weeks – ahead of time. Experts say that’s why it’s important for everyone to be  [Read More...]

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Remarkable Mom: Jenine Dalrymple honored for her work as a mom and nonprofit founder

May 8, 2018

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are taking a closer look into the lives of some remarkable moms in our community. One mom, Jenine Dalrymple, is a mom, CFO of a mining company and a nonprofit founder. Jenine is the mom of two beautiful daughters, Andra and Grace. But her world was flipped  [Read More...]

– News 4 Tuscon

Deputy with an AED saves man’s life along a highway in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. — A man is alive thanks to a deputy’s quick action along the side of an area road, and thanks to the little red box that deputy keeps behind his driver’s seat. That little box can pack a big punch – it can jumpstart someone’s heart. Read the full story here.

– KMBC News

The PlaySafe Program Is Committed To Protecting Student Athletes With Necessary Screenings

May 7, 2018

Dr. Anthony Luke is a primary sports medicine doctor and the Director of the PlaySafe program. The program has entered the tenth year as part of the UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Free sports cardiac physicals will be available every spring through the Young Athletes Sports Medicine Center at UCSF. A maximum of 600 student  [Read More...]

– Medical Daily Times

U.P. Pink Power distributes 16 AED machines to local organizations around Upper Michigan

GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) – 16 locations around the Upper Peninsula are now equipped with new AED machines Sunday. U.P. Pink Power, a local organization that works to provide help for people in need, was able to purchase these life-saving machines after the U.P. Pink Power Walk last month. Read the full story here.

– TV 6

Mother thankful for quick action of Hidden Valley High School staff who saved her son’s life

May 5, 2018

When Xavier Callaway collapsed during gym class last month, the staff at Hidden Valley High School sprang into action. Everyone from a school nurse, to a gym teacher, to a lacrosse coach rushed to Callaway’s aid when he suffered a cardiac arrest while running a fitness test on April 19, said his mother, Tabitha Hartman.  [Read More...]

– The Roanoke Times

Cranston Police Outfit Cruisers With 8 Defibrillators

From Cranston PD: The Cranston Police Department’s Patrol Division will now be utilizing eight (8) new automatic electronic defibrillators in police cruisers when responding to emergency calls thanks to a grant awarded by the Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Office. The Department purchased the eight (8) AED’s through the Edward Byrne /JAG formula grant program  [Read More...]

– Cranston Patch

Cardiac arrest survivor participates in Heart Walk

May 4, 2018

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Come out to Target Field this Saturday, May 5 for the annual Twin Cities Heart Walk, join other community teams like cardiac arrest survivor James Sands and his wife Rachael. For this Twin Cities couple, the Twin Cities Heart Walk is a chance each year to celebrate James’ life and have  [Read More...]

– Kare 11

Off-duty paramedic comes to aid of driver having medical emergency

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS – An off-duty paramedic rushed to aid a driver she saw slam into a transformer near a CVS store in Yorktown Heights Thursday morning. “I see a car speeding down Route 202,” recalls Christiana Corrado, the paramedic. “It completely takes out the transformer.” Read the full story here.

– News 12 Westchester

Heroes behind the phone

May 2, 2018

VALDOSTA — There is a crucial window of time between when someone calls for help and when help actually arrives. That time frame can be anywhere between a couple of minutes to more than an hour, depending on where the person is and when the call is made. For someone trapped in a life-or-death situation,  [Read More...]

– Valdosta Daily Times

Long Lake First Responders Honored For Saving A Life

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police, medics, and firefighters were honored during the Long Lake City Council meeting for saving a life. On March 21, the call came in for a woman suffering from shortness of breathe. She went into cardiac arrest and her heart stopped. When ambulance services arrived, two officers were performing CPR on the  [Read More...]

– CBS Minnesota

Free heart screenings offered to students

May 1, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM)– – Free heart screenings were offered to some Midstate students at Central Dauphin East High School. Students ages 12-19 had their blood pressure taken, learned how to use defibrillators, and were trained on how to administer CPR at the clinic held Saturday. Read the full story here.

– ABC 27 News

Parker mom hopes to save lives with her children’s book

PARKER – Sleep is not taken for granted in Lindsay Beaudreau’s home. With a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 10-month-old, it’s hard to imagine any work getting done. But it was during those sleepless nights with her littlest one that a story came to Beaudreau, and she started writing it down in a children’s book  [Read More...]

– 9 News

School Staff Use AED To Save Plainfield Student’s Life

April 30, 2018

PLAINFIELD, IL — When Lori Thompson dropped her sixth-grade son Jack off at Ira Jones Middle School on February 28, 2018, she never imagined that hours later he would need a team to bring him back to life. Later that day, an otherwise-healthy Jack collapsed and stopped breathing in Lesley Ebel’s math class. Read the  [Read More...]

– Plainfield Patch

His mind was set on a football scholarship, but his heart won’t let him play anymore

April 28, 2018

When he switched positions, from quarterback to cornerback, Brandon Reed learned quickly to cope with no longer having the ball in his hands at all times. But coping with no longer being able to play the game he loves will be a much bigger challenge. Read the full story here.

– DFW Varsity

First Of Kind NYC Clinic Focuses On Brain After Cardiac Arrest

April 27, 2018

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — Maryanne Gale can’t remember much about the months following her sudden cardiac arrest. She describes the feeling now as “all of her memories starting on the same day,” and said she didn’t even feel conscious until about a week into her hospital stay. Even after her discharge, Gale said she felt  [Read More...]

– Washington Heights Patch

A team effort in heroism

When Max Kepler of the Minnesota Twins hit a home-run April 11, winning the game against the Houston Astros at Target Field in Minneapolis, spirits were high for those who attended. Among those attendees was long-time fan Chris Gorder, a Litchfield resident and retired nurse of 35 years. She attended the game with her husband,  [Read More...]

– Litchfield Independent Review

Tennessee high schools may get funding for defibrillators, effort inspired by Maryville teen

April 26, 2018

The state Senate has passed a bill to make sure all high school gymnasiums in the state are equipped with automatic external defibrillators. Read the full story here.

– Knox News

ATL Makes All Terminals ‘HartSafe’ with Installation of AEDs

ATLANTA, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To further the effort of making Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson “the safest airport in the world” for cardiac events, officials announced that the airport has completed installation of 285 new Cardiac Science G5 AEDs—one every 75 feet—in every terminal. Read the full story here.

– Aviation Pros

MARTA officers save two patrons’ lives at one station

April 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Police Department saved the lives of two patrons at the Kensington station April 17, MARTA announced. Read the full story here.

– Northside Neighbor

UW student organization pushes for more AEDs in campus dining halls, residence halls

While many of the residence halls at University of Wisconsin are decked out with free wifi, fully furnished rooms and well-designed spaces for studying and socializing, most lack the device that could mean the difference between life and death for someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– The Badger Herald

Mom wins AED for school after son’s death at hockey practice

April 24, 2018

LYNDHURST, Ohio — A mother whose son died of sudden cardiac arrest while at hockey practice won an AED for his high school’s workout facility by sharing her son’s story. Fox8 reported that Stephanie Kornet had no idea her son, Alec, had a heart condition before he collapsed at the age of 17. Read the  [Read More...]

– EMS 1

Teen honored for CPR that saved father in cardiac arrest: ‘He’s a hero’

MOLALLA, Oore. — Molalla Fire District honored a 15-year-old Friday who used CPR to save his father’s life. “He’s a hero in a lot of peoples eyes besides my own,” said Ryan Rodgers, whose son Zack, jumped into action when he went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– KATU 2

Back to top New CPR, Defibrillator Training gives Kootenay Lake students knowledge to save lives

April 23, 2018

Thanks in part to the award-winning ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program, teachers in Kootenay Lake School District 8 can now train more students to save lives every day. The training was part of a Professional Development Day course sponsored by Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation. Read the full story here.

– The Nelson Daily

SRU student brought back to life by classmates, first responders

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “I’ll Be There For You” is the theme song to Frantzi Schaub’s favorite television show, “Friends.” The junior theatre major at Slippery Rock University was even wearing a “Friends” sweatshirt when his heart stopped during his acting class. But thanks to his friends — and few new ones working as first  [Read More...]

– Slippery Rock University

Man Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Pittsburgh Marathon Changes His Life, And Home

April 22, 2018

One of those visitors had a life-changing experience during the marathon two-years ago. In 2015, on a bright sunny day, while rounding the 26 mile mark and with the finish line in sight, marathoner Jeff Whitmore went down on the Boulevard of the Allies in sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– CBS Pittsburg

Quick thinking teachers save a man’s life

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Tragedy averted for a Portland visitor, who was finishing his Hawaii vacation, thanks to three quick thinking teachers who saved his life. Seventy-one-year-old Lawrence Gill had a heart attack as he was getting ready to fly back home on Monday.Three women he had never met before immediately jumped right in to save  [Read More...]


Make best use of the “golden seconds” after a cardiac arrest

April 21, 2018

It is common knowledge that patients suffering heart attack should get due medical assistance within an hour. This helps prevent damage to other organs like brain, and subsequent death. “The concept of golden hour is the vital time period by which a patient suffering from traumatic injury or medical emergency should be receiving proper medical assistance,” says  [Read More...]

– The Week

St. George 911 dispatcher meets woman whose life she helped save

ST. GEORGE — A 911 dispatcher who answered an emergency call last November was honored Thursday for helping save a woman’s life when every second mattered. Read the full story here.

– St. George News

LGBTQ Atlanta soccer team launches fundraiser for recovering teammate

April 20, 2018

In life, as in soccer, there are goals, and then there are goals. When a man in a local soccer group suffered cardiac trouble, his teammates and friends came together to help him. Read the full story here.

– Georgia Voice

Deputy Sheriff awarded Lifesaving award

Deputy Sheriff Steven Gonzales received the news that he was a recipient of the Sheriff’s Lifesaving award shortly after his daughter Kinleigh was born in January. It had been an eventful six months for Gonzales, who had weathered the fires on his regular beat in south county—Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito—and the award cast light on  [Read More...]

– Coastal View

CBC survey: does your school have a defibrillator?

April 19, 2018

By next week, all public schools in the New Westminster, B.C., will be equipped with automatic external defibrillators, even though installing the portable devices in schools is not required by the province’s senior public health official. “It’s nice to know it’s there,” said Mark Gifford, chair of the New Westminster School Board. Read the full story here.

– Yahoo! News

Young boy’s life saved by CPR after sudden cardiac arrest

April 18, 2018

New Delhi: Timely intervention by doctors saved a 18-year-old boy’s life from sudden cardiac arrest. The teenager had lost his mother and 12-year-old sister to similar malfunction of the heart. The doctor said after giving emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the teen’s grandfather rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, a  [Read More...]

– Millenium Post

Man collapses in Racine restaurant, Caledonia Police trained in AED save man

A man celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary is now able to celebrate his life. Caledonia Police saved the unconscious man at a restaurant over the weekend thanks to training they received by the local fire department. In a release, Caledonia Police wrote: Read the full story here.

– CBS 58

‘Stay on the line’: 911 dispatcher helps teacher save student’s life

April 17, 2018

“Hello, B.C. Ambulance here.” Dispatcher Colin Terry remembers the warm sunny day last year when he took the call. “Even before I knew what was going on, I knew in her voice this was going to be something bad.” Elementary school teacher Wendy Swain had taken her students out for a recess break. The children  [Read More...]

– CBC News

Woman’s quick actions likely save life at White Hall store

WHITE HALL — Were it not for the quick thinking — and years of training — of a White Hall woman who was in the right place at the right time, three young girls could have lost their mother. Heather Renken, 31, of White Hall took her youngest daughter, Willow, 2, on Monday to pick  [Read More...]

– My Journal Courier

Teen Welcomed Home Days After Full Cardiac Arrest At School

April 16, 2018

It’s a miracle that 16-year old Deverick Williams is alive today — and a miracle that he is back home with his family. The sophomore collapsed in cardiac arrest on to the gym floor after playing basketball last Monday at Flomaton High School. Read the full story here.


Quick-thinking coach, students save life at NSU health fair

April 15, 2018

When Kevin Bjerke went to the Northern State University Health Fair March 28, he didn’t plan on saving a life. But that’s exactly what the Northern cross-country and track and field coach did, with help from some alert students and years of training. Read the full story here.

– Daily American

Free heart screening for students up to age 25 in Livermore

LIVERMORE — Students ages 12 to 25 can receive a free cardiac screening to detect heart defects. The event, which will be held April 22 at Livermore High School, is open to all students in the Livermore Valley and surrounding areas and is in partnership with Via Heart Project. Read the full story here.

– East Bay Times

Mum whose morning alarm sent her into cardiac arrest saved by hero 14-year-old daughter

April 14, 2018

The teenager had picked up her lifesaving skills from a first aid session at school. Dental nurse Clare, 38, was rushed from their home in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital and, after being fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (known as an ICD), she has since made a full recovery. Read the  [Read More...]

– The Sun

Student saves life after taking high school CPR class

A Jefferson County teenager proved paying attention in class can be a lifesaver this week. Hillsboro High School added a critical lesson to its health classes eight years ago and high school senior Alex Cowie used what she learned to literally help pump life back into a senior citizen. Sunday night, an elderly man collapsed  [Read More...]

– 5 On Your Side

Man’s life saved thanks to quick work by Torrance soccer facility’s general manager

April 13, 2018

In a warehouse of indoor soccer fields, where hundreds visit each day to hone their skills or play friendly matches, the biggest save of the day on Wednesday came not from a goalkeeper, but a 31-year old general manager. Because of the quick work of Jessica Campbell, who has worked at the center since 2010,  [Read More...]

– Daily Breeze

High School Basketball Star Jake Hansel Finds Silver Lining in Heart Disease

Newswise — SPOKANE, Wash. – As a sophomore and the star point guard of the Camas (Washington) High School Papermakers, it seemed Jake Hansel had a world of opportunities when it came to playing college ball. But then that changed for Hansel, now a Gonzaga University freshman studying mechanical engineering. Read the full story here.

– News Wise

He was dying at a Virginia Beach hotel. Then 2 “angels” saved his life with quick thinking, good training

April 12, 2018

Six minutes into Jonathan O’Connor’s heart attack, co-workers, Krista Dunn and Brenna McCoy pushed a button and saved his life. “Krista yelled ‘Clear,’ and everyone was clear, so I reached over and shocked him,” said McCoy. Read the full story here.

– The Virginian Pilot

Beverly Hospital nurse comes to stricken spinning classmate’s rescue

MANCHESTER – It’s always nice to have a nurse around when you need one, especially if it’s one of the three nurses from the Fleming family of Gloucester. It could save your life. Read the full story here.

– The Salem News

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

April 11, 2018

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus. It can happen to anyone. Any age. Any time. Currently only four of these 70 people will survive to go home to their families. Their chances of  [Read More...]

– The Falkirk Herald

Flomaton High basketball player goes into cardiac arrest after game

FLOMATON, Ala. (WEAR) —  A Flomaton High School basketball player collapsed on the court Monday. His heart stopped beating for several minutes. School officials say its a miracle 16-year old Deverick Williams is alive today. They said a big part of that is the fact they had a defibrillator on site. Read the full story  [Read More...]

– ABC 3

Youth at ‘highest risk’ of sudden cardiac death

April 10, 2018

Young people who may be genetically susceptible to heart disease could risk suffering sudden cardiac arrest, according to a cardiologist who insists there is no need for alarm. It is rather unusual and often unheard of to suggest that, despite their age, some youths can still succumb to natural life-threatening situations, Mark Abela, who is  [Read More...]

– Times Malta

Bystanders save teen’s life with public defibrillator

Ottawa Paramedics say bystanders helped save the life of a 16-year-old boy this past weekend. The boy was playing indoor soccer at Sir Robert Borden High School on Greenbank Road Saturday when, just before 9:20 a.m., he suddenly collapsed after returning to the bench. Paramedics say he had gone into cardiac arrest. Read the full  [Read More...]

– CTV News Ottawa

Heart attack survivor finds her hero

April 9, 2018

His name is Orintheus Buster, and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. But he turned out to be exactly that, and exactly who a half-marathon runner in full cardiac arrest needed at the most critical moment in her life. Read the full story here.


Woman who passed out in Gardens Publix bathroom saved by duo

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Kamilla Soares was sitting down for a manicure when an alert popped up on her phone that someone at the Publix next door needed CPR, and the newly minted paramedic rushed to help. Read the full story here.

– My Palm Beach Post

On World Health Day we tell you reasons why any CPR is better than none at all

April 8, 2018

This year’s World Health Day marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Organisation (WHO) which is being observed with the theme ‘Universal health coverage everyone, everywhere’. The idea remains that good health and healthcare should be for all and everyone should be covered. The fundamental focus of the WHO and World Health Day also remains  [Read More...]

– Hindustan Times

World Health Day 2018: Sudden cardiac arrest a public concern

Many people often think that a cardiac arrest and a heart attack are the same things. However, it’s not. A heart attack occurs when there is a “blood circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. Read the full story here.

– Catch News

Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, treatment – all you need to know about this disease of the heart muscle

April 7, 2018

NEW DELHI: Cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of the myocardium, the heart muscle. The condition is either confined to the heart or is part of generalised systemic disorders. They often lead to cardiovascular death or progressive heart failure-related disability. Read the full story here.

– The Economic Times

Staying Healthy: Pickup basketball players jump in to save teammate’s life

When Harold Ng’s heart stopped beating on a San Ramon basketball court, that could have been the end for the 67-year-old engineer. Read the full story here.

– Pleasanton Weekly

Dallas runner who collapsed during race saved by stranger

April 6, 2018

DALLAS – A 27-year-old Addison woman cheated death after going into cardiac arrest at the Dallas Rock & Roll Half Marathon. The woman got to thank the doctors who treated her and the paramedics who raced to her aid in March. But there’s one person she’s still desperate to meet. Read the full story here.

– Fox 4

Mount Dora officer recognized for saving woman’s life

MOUNT DORA — Call it a Christmas Day miracle or ending up at the right place at the right time, but whichever way you look at it, Dawn Dyer is alive today because Mount Dora Police Officer Andrew Rice brought her back to life. Read the full story here.

– Daily Commercial

Pennsylvania is moving toward requiring students to learn CPR

April 5, 2018

There’s a growing movement for students in Pennsylvania’s secondary schools to learn more than the three Rs by adding three more letters to their curriculum: CPR. An increasing number of states are recognizing cardiopulmonary resuscitation as an extremely valuable skill and have passed laws requiring high school students to take it as a class. This  [Read More...]

– Observer Reporter

Energy Drinks: Health Risks Behind the Boost

Despite the popularity of caffeine- and sugar-laden energy drinks, their adverse health effects are leaving a bad taste in doctors’ mouths. John Higgins, M.D., a sports cardiologist at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), said athletes  [Read More...]

– TMC News

Pensacola teen off life support after cardiac arrest during practice

April 4, 2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Doctors are searching for answers after a Pensacola student suddenly collapsed during a basketball practice. But the reason has doctors puzzled. Read the full story here.

– 3 Wear TV

School staff saves life of 16-year-old Florida boy who suffered cardiac arrest during gym class

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – At 6-foot 5-inch, Samuel Mazzeo stands above most of his classmates at Cypress Creek High School in Wesley Chapel. The 16-year-old played football, basketball and was on the weightlifting team. Read the full story here.


Sudden cardiac death in athletes

April 3, 2018

MIAMI – Experts say half of all cardiovascular deaths are sudden cardiac deaths. Young athletes may be at risk and not even know it. Kevin Bondar can’t ever remember a time when he wasn’t swinging a tennis racquet. Read the full story here.


Hockey Player’s Life Saved At Piney Orchard Ice Arena

ODENTON, MD — For the second time in three years, a hockey player’s life has been saved by a bystander using the public access automatic external defibrillator at Piney Orchard Ice Arena. The most recent incident was Wednesday night when a player in the locker room went into cardiac arrest. Other players, including an off-duty  [Read More...]

– Odenton Patch

East Bay mother opens up about sudden death of 16-year-old son

April 2, 2018

Jeremiah Joyner passed away a week ago. He was a varsity football player at Oakland Technical High School. Only on KRON4 on Friday night, Philippe Djegal spoke with his mom who says a pre-existing condition may have led to her son’s passing. Read the full story here.

– Kron 4

Football coach’s life was saved after CPR on the pitch

A football coach who had a cardiac arrest on the pitch was saved by quick-thinking colleagues who used an on-site defibrillator to bring him back to life. Club president Martyn Dicker had been acting as linesman when he collapsed at Chipperfield Corinthians’ Queen Street home ground during the senior reserves’ match on Saturday afternoon. Read  [Read More...]

– Watford Observer

Guest column: Sudden cardiac arrest prevention begins with education, awareness

March 31, 2018

While most of our basketball headlines this March have been inundated with Cinderella stories and coaching rivalries, there is one perpetrating a far more disconsolate tone. Read the full story here.

– USA Today

Soccer player’s death highlights the need for awareness, action plan

A professional soccer player in Croatia died on the field last weekend. His injury and death provide an important message for athletes, their coaches and parents, and anyone who runs a league or sports organization. Read the full story here.

– The Post & Courier

Girl Scout troop leader saves infant’s life

March 30, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — There might not be a doctor nearby when a crisis arises. But if you’re lucky, there could be a Girl Scout leader. On Wednesday evening, Beaverton resident and Girl Scout leader Diane Bauer was at the Fred Meyer store on Southwest Walker Road when a 5-week old infant stopped breathing.  [Read More...]

– Koin6

SAU grad honored for saving young football player’s life

A Southern Arkansas University graduate was honored at the 48th-annual 101 Awards in Kansas City for his heroic work as a certified athletic trainer this past October. Colby Barron was cited for saving the life of a young Texas football player. Read the full story here.

– Magnolia Reporter

UCPD officers, sheriff’s deputy honored for lifesaving heroics

March 29, 2018

Four University of Cincinnati police officers and a sheriff’s deputy saved the life of 28-year-old Sean Toomey from a heart attack earlier this month. Read the full story here.

– The News Record

Free Teen Heart Screenings Offered In Livermore

LIVERMORE, CA — Students in the Tri-Valley area are invited to the Via Heart Project’s cardiac screening event in Livermore in April. Youth ages 12 to 25 years of age are eligible for the free heart testing, which is hosted by the Livermore Joint Unified School District and sponsored by Stanford Valley Care and Heart  [Read More...]

– Livermore Patch

Publix employees honored for heroic actions

March 28, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS 12) —  Some Publix employees are being honored for their heroic actions that saved the life of a co-worker. They used a defibrillator to help keep him alive until paramedics got there. Read the full story here.

– CBS 12

‘Proudest moment:’ New Middletown officer’s instincts save man’s life

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – An elderly New Middletown man is hospitalized and awaiting surgery, but very much alive because of a police officer’s quick actions. For New Middletown Detective and School Resource Officer Phillip Schaper, Saturday was an extra shift. But he got a medical call for a 73-year-old man in trouble. Read the full  [Read More...]


First responders mark cardiac arrest survivor’s anniversary

March 27, 2018

On March 20, Redmond Fire & Rescue, Deschutes County 911 and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office had the privilege to celebrate with the family of a cardiac arrest survivor. Read the full story here.

– News Channel 21

Agent after Drive player’s death: ‘He played his heart out’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As Grand Rapid Drive player Zeke Upshaw suddenly collapsed on the court Saturday night, his agent was watching the live feed. He knew this was bad. Read the full story here.

– Wood 8 TV

Team Jamaica Bickle Distributes Over 45 Cardiac Units To Schools

March 26, 2018

Over 45 high schools across Jamaica have now been outfitted with an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit, courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, the organisation which provides support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Read the full story here.

– The Gleaner

Heart Scare Changes Soccer Star’s Life

Out of nowhere, Jesuit soccer player Christian Lerma started feeling dizzy. On the field in a district soccer match against Richardson J.J. Pearce, Lerma turned to teammates, mentioned his discomfort, and sat down. Soon his breathing began to labor, and he became unresponsive. Read the full story here.

– Park Cities People

Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

March 23, 2018

Community members assisted Shawn White of Bernville after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest at his daughter’s basketball game on Feb. 10 in Topton. White was attending a basketball tournament to watch and cheer for his daughter, Natane, at Brandywine Heights Middle School in Topton. Read the full story here.

– Berks-Mont News

Springfield Township Police Officers save man who collapsed while shoveling snow

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — Officer William Seiler was nearing the end of his shift when the call came out. A man collapsed while shoveling snow. Seiler was there within minutes. Read the full story here.

– ABC 6 Action News

PA Firefighter Knows Value of AEDs Firsthand

March 22, 2018

March 20–SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA– Even one minute can save a life when someone has a cardiac event. Les Morgan knows because his life was saved by the quick response of those around him Feb. 18. Read the full story here.

– Firehouse

Goalie makes huge save — an opposing player’s life

March 21, 2018

Oliver Urrego sprang into action March 1 when an opposing player collapsed on the ice during an adult league hockey game at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. Urrego, a goalie in the late-night game, rushed over to Tom Napholz after seeing him fall face-first, no doubt already unconscious since he didn’t even put  [Read More...]

– Daily Herald

Put Your CPR Training to Use With This App

March 20, 2018

iOS/Android: Most people who learn CPR will never need to use it. But if somebody collapsed in the restaurant next door when you’re out having lunch, wouldn’t you want to have the chance? The Pulsepoint Respond app will let you know your skills are needed. Read the full story here.

– Lifehacker

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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