Oakland cop saves baby’s life with CPR after newborn found not breathing

November 16, 2018

A two-year officer for the Oakland Police Department saved a boy’s life at the beginning of his patrol shift by resuscitating a newborn no more than a few minutes old. Read the full story here.

– San Francisco Gate

Initiative strives to make UI a HeartSafe campus

About 30 students gathered in a meeting room at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Monday, Oct. 29, practicing CPR breaths and compressions. Read the full story here.

– Iowa City - Press Citizen

High school students, coaches save life of woman in cardiac arrest

November 15, 2018

Two coaches and two of their young student-athletes were recognized Wednesday for saving a stranger’s life. Read the full story here.

– Fox 4

Ex-editor raises thousands in aid of devices which saved his life

A retired regional daily editor has raised enough money to buy four new public defibrillators after walking the length of a county’s coastline with his sister. Read the full story here.

– Hold The Front Page

Just days after learning CPR, local girl saves a life

November 14, 2018

EXTON—Just six short days after becoming certified in Basic Life Support and CPR, Teonna Harris, a dental assisting student from Parkesburg, had to put those skills to use in her own home. Read the full story here.

– Daily Local News

CPR training helps Westfield middle school teacher save stranger’s life

CASTLETON, Ind. – “It’s nice to know that the little training that you get was enough to know what to do,” said 7th grade language arts teacher Sean Green. Read the full story here.

– Fox 59

Three landmark heart studies shed light on sudden cardiac arrest

November 13, 2018

Today, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the research group led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, professor of Medicine and associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presented three critical research studies aimed at better understanding sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Medical Press

Penn HS student to be honored for saving man’s life

A big honor for a local high school student. PHM senior Logan Hill will be presented with a Heartsaver Hero Award tonight (Monday) at the school’s board meeting. Read the full story here.

– WSBT 22

Thrill-seeking activities relatively safe for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

November 12, 2018

CHICAGO — Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who participate in thrill-seeking activities such as roller coasters and jet skiing after a diagnosis had mild symptoms, although significant events including implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock and syncope were rare, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Read the full story here.

– Cardiology Today

Doctor Saves Woman’s Life at NYC Marathon, Then Finishes His Race

November 11, 2018

When internal medicine specialist Theodore Strange, M.D., stood on the Verrazano Bridge waiting to start the New York City Marathon last Sunday, nothing was out of the ordinary. The weather was perfect: bright sunshine, no wind, mid-40s. His colleagues from Northwell Health were decked out in race bibs beside him. And the course ahead was  [Read More...]

– Runner's World

Park Ridge police officers honored for saving man’s life, solving armed robbery cases

Saving a man’s life and solving a series of armed robberies at area gas stations earned several Park Ridge police officers special recognition from the police department and city this month. Read the full story here.

– Chicago Tribune

EMS World Expo Quick Take: Training citizens for emergencies

November 10, 2018

NASHVILLE — Community outreach organizations are instrumental in identifying a specific need in the community and providing support to educate its citizens. Read the full story here.


Defibrillators can help kids survive cardiac arrest, too

Sudden cardiac arrest—when the heart stops beating—is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. To help save lives, automated external defibrillators, which shock the heart back into a regular beat, have been placed in many public places. Read the full story here.

– Medical Press

CPR can save lives. Here’s how (and when) to do it.

November 9, 2018

Over the past decade, CPR has changed. The currently-recommended technique is now incredibly simple, avoids putting your mouth on a stranger’s face (huzzah!), and could double—or triple—the victim’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Popular Science

Eastern Washington soccer player Ashley Valdivieso uses CPR to resuscitate man on team’s flight to tournament

Napping on a flight from Spokane to Denver, Ashley Valdivieso, a freshman on the Eastern Washington women’s soccer team en route to last week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament, woke up to a woman’s screams. Read the full story here.

– SWS Right Now

Women Less Likely To Receive CPR Because Of Their Breasts, Studies Show

November 8, 2018

When it comes to your likelihood of receiving bystander CPR if you experience a sudden cardiac arrest in public, your gender may determine whether you live or die. Read the full story here.

– Ten Daily

Cardiac arrest survivor searches for Good Samaritans who saved his life in Edmonton

He’s ran marathons, team ultramarathons and biked more than 200 kilometres to raise money for cancer research but on Oct. 5, Dragomir Vujnovic was stopped in his tracks. Read the full story here.

– Global News

Bystanders at polling site save man’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest

November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A man waiting in line to vote in Northwest Washington, D.C. collapsed and went into cardiac arrest after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning. Read the full story here.

– WSBT 22

Conn. teachers awarded for saving student with CPR

STAMFORD, Conn. — A student getting a headache during a Monday morning gym class isn’t unusual. Read the full story here.


McHenry West staff saved student from cardiac arrest

November 6, 2018

A Wonder Lake family is praising the lifesaving efforts of a team of McHenry High School-West Campus staff members who acted quickly to aid a student after he collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest during a physical education class in September. Read the full story here.

– Northwest Herald

Train employee saves passenger’s life with CPR on what was supposed to be day off

PLEASANTON, Calif. (KTVU) – He wasn’t even supposed to be there, but now he’s a hero. Vincent Seals cleans BART train cars for a living. Normally he works out of the Millbrae Station, but Monday night he picked up a shift at the Dublin/Pleasanton Station and ended up saving a young man’s life. Read the  [Read More...]

– Fox 32

Lund University Researchers Discover New and Better Marker for Assessing Patients After Cardiac Arrest

November 5, 2018

Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest. Together with Marion Moseby Knappe, they have now discovered that the protein Neurofilament light (NFL) in serum constitutes  [Read More...]

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Everyday Central Illinois heroes honored at annual Red Cross event

BLOOMINGTON — When Jordan Turner collapsed at O’Brien Kia of Bloomington, two alert co-workers, Cathy Napoline and Jeromy Williams, immediately began CPR. Read the full story here.

– The Pantagraph

Family Pushes for Awareness After Son Dies of Cardiac Arrest

November 4, 2018

Serious heart events are uncommon among young people, but if one happens, you maybe wondering if your child’s school prepared to handle it. One Orange County family whose son died of sudden cardiac arrest is now working to raise awareness about AEDs, and save lives in the process. Read the full story here.

– NBC 4

Scoop: Corona grad double dips as ice cream purveyor, CPR whiz

In a heartbeat, a seemingly ordinary afternoon at a Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor in Tempe turned into a life-or-death scenario. Jim Wise, owner of the store, was having a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Tempe & West Chandler Wrangler News

Heart-O-Ween: Halloween special holiday for Tampa Bay woman

November 3, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Halloween is a different kind of holiday for 22-year-old Madeline Jones. Five years ago on Halloween, Madeline got some lifesaving news. She needed a heart transplant and one had become available. Read the full story here.

– News Channel 8

Woman saves father’s life after heart attack, thanks York County 911 dispatcher and deputy for help

YORK Co., Va. – A woman saved her father’s life after he nearly died from a heart attack. Read the full story here.

– News 3

‘His heart was just too big’: Heartbroken wife pays tribute to her life-saver husband after the father-of-two, 36, died suddenly of cardiac arrest

November 2, 2018

The Gold Coast lifesaving community has been rocked by the sudden death of a popular patrol captain, who has been remembered as a devoted family man with a free spirit. Read the full story here.

– Daily

Grand Prairie dispatcher helps woman save husband

Emergency dispatchers save so many lives, but they are the first responders you don’t hear about every day. The heroic actions of a Grand Prairie 911 dispatcher, however, didn’t go unnoticed. Read the full story here.


‘My heart stopped for seven minutes’ – woman, 27, reveals how boyfriend saved her from cardiac arrest death

November 1, 2018

At just 27, Amy Millns suffered a cardiac arrest. In the middle of the night, her heart stopping beating for seven minutes. Read the full story here.

– Somerset Live

Plano High Volunteer Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Meets One Of Her Heroes

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s been just under three weeks since Julie Coon went into sudden cardiac arrest while volunteering at Plano Senior High School. Read the full story here.

– 21 CBS DFW

Facts to know about sudden cardiac arrest that could save lives

October 31, 2018

Nearly 400,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. An electrophysiologist offers four tips he hopes will help make a difference in survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).​ Read the full story here.

– Loma Linda University Health News

Earl E. Bakken, Pacemaker Inventor and Medtronic Founder, Dies at 94

October 30, 2018

Earl E. Bakken, who, working in a Minneapolis garage, invented the first wearable, battery-powered pacemaker and went on to help create the world’s largest medical device company, died on Sunday at his home in Hawaii. He was 94. Read the full story here.

– The New York Times

Lebanon girl, 12, survives, heals after cardiac arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The moments, now recalled as blur, couldn’t have fell into place any better. It was the first time all season that Nikki Faulconer had the chance to see her 12-year-old daughter, Cidni O’Brien, play soccer. Being a full-time nurse, Nikki’s shifts often coincided with her daughter’s game. But on April 21, on  [Read More...]

– KOIN 6

CPR, skilled first responders save Nags Head visitor

October 29, 2018

Vacations are a great opportunity to step away from the normal routine of life. A chance to sit back, relax and enjoy life. And, as expected, some vacations stand out as more memorable than others. Read the full story here.

– The Coastland Times

Swift action by Foster Botanical Garden workers saves arborist’s life

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Foster Botanical Garden employees and contracted workers are being hailed heroes after saving the life of an arborist. Read the full story here.

– KHON 2

Family Of 8-Year-Old With HCM To Speak At Conference Advocating Screening Processes This Weekend

October 28, 2018

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On Halloween four years ago, Luke Rose was nearly four years old. He was playing hide and seek with his grandfather and older brother Jack, when his grandfather heard something and asked Luke if he was ok. Read the full story here.

– CBS Baltimore

Chain of Survival: Good Samaritans save man in cardiac arrest at local school

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Not all heroes wear capes. A man is alive thanks to a group of Good Samaritans. The man had a sudden cardiac arrest in the South Milwaukee Middle School gym when fire officials tell us bystanders’ quick action saved his life. Read the full story here.

– CBS 58

Palo Alto plans to add defibrillator to every police car

October 27, 2018

Every patrol car in the Palo Alto Police Department will soon be equipped with a new life-saving tool: a defibrillator that restores regular heart rhythm to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Palo Alto Online

Texas HS cross country coach saved by athletes, trainer after collapsing during practice

A Texas high school cross country coach was saved from a potential stroke by quick thinking from his athletes and the school’s athletic trainer, who used an AED to resuscitate him. Read the full story here.

– USA Today

2 honored by Miami Police for saving man trapped inside car

October 26, 2018

MIAMI (WSVN) – The Miami Police Department honored two high school students who stepped in to save a man in Miami. Read the full story here.

– News Miami

Woman puts CPR training to use, helps save PSTA bus driver suffering medical emergency

PALM HARBOR (FOX 13) – A PSTA transit bus was in the right turn lane on Nebraska Avenue, approaching US-19, when the driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control. Read the full story here.

– Fox 13

Recovering CBA football player saw his own funeral the night he almost died

October 25, 2018

Syracuse, N.Y. — At first, Melvin Beard was simply confused after he fell to the ground on the Christian Brothers Academy football field on Sept. 14. Read the full story here.

– The Post-Standard

Heavily pregnant wife saves her husband’s life hours before she’s due to give birth… then refuses to have the baby until he wakes up from a coma

The young mum-to-be awoke to find Andrew in distress and gasping for air just hours before she was scheduled to undergo an induction at United Hospital in the US state of Minnesota on October 16. Read the full story here.

– The Sun

Referee in Emerson went into cardiac arrest while officiating junior varsity football game

October 24, 2018

A referee in Emerson was revived after going into cardiac arrest while officiating a junior varsity football game Monday, the superintendent of schools said. Read the full story here.


How three men saved a man’s life

When minutes mean the difference between life and death, firefighters say the quick thinking of several men saved a Payson man’s life thanks to their training in CPR. Read the full story here.

– Payson Roundup

Heart attack not the same as cardiac arrest

October 23, 2018

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) is urging people to become aware of the differences between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.


Quick action saves pregnant woman and baby after cardiac arrest

MENASHA, Wis. (WBAY) — A young Menasha mom is thanking her lucky stars after a recent cardiac arrest incident put her life and her baby’s life in jeopardy. Read the full story here.


57 people attend CPR lesson at Droitwich Fire Station

October 22, 2018

FIFTY seven people were trained in basic CPR at Droitwich fire station on Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

– Droitwich Standard

Beloved Pennsylvania EMS Chief Dies On Duty After Cardiac Arrest

It is with great sadness that Crozer-Keystone Health System announced the line of duty death of EMS Chief Robert (Bob) Reeder on October 20, 2018. According to preliminary information, Bob was on duty Saturday morning at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., during a charity event when he suffered cardiac arrest. Despite CPR efforts and  [Read More...]

– Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Man stabilized and sent to hospital after going into cardiac arrest at Carter High School game

October 21, 2018

A man was sent to the hospital Friday night after going into cardiac arrest during a football game at Carter High School. Read the full story here.

– 10 News

Sudden cardiac arrest survivor helps raise awareness

October 20, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – One year ago, Stephanie Douglas was living a healthy life as a wife and mother, working in administration at Kingwood Christian Child Development Center in Alabaster. On October 29, 2017, she left church and went to pick up food for her family at a local restaurant. While she was waiting for  [Read More...]


Student collapses during track competition at Tigard middle school

TIGARD, Ore. — A 14-year-old student collapsed during a track competition at a Tigard middle school on Thursday evening. Read the full story here.

– KGW8

Freshman from Prior Lake found dead in South Dakota college dorm room

October 19, 2018

A college freshman from Prior Lake was found dead in his South Dakota dorm room early Wednesday, authorities said. Read the full story here.

– Star Tribune

Santa Cruz deputy saves baby with infant CPR

DAVENPORT, Calif. — A veteran Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputy saved the life of a baby Monday by performing CPR techniques for infants. Read the full story here.


Cardiac arrest can happen to healthy people

October 18, 2018

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Jeff Weiss is a First Responder, Kauai County Fire Captain, father of 7, big wave surfer, extreme athlete, endurance cyclist and a paddler. Read the full story here.

– KHON 2

Sudden Cardiac Death Study Hopes To Solve Commonly Misdiagnosed Disease

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tens of thousands of people are at risk for sudden cardiac death and many don’t know. A new federal study is taking place in Philadelphia that could identify those at risk and save lives. Read the full story here.

– CBS Philly

Walmart Pharmacist Saves Customer’s Life Using CPR

October 17, 2018

A local woman is being hailed a hero and her actions are a reminder that anyone is capable of saving a life. Last Thursday, while at work inside a pharmacy at a local Walmart, Jenae Schroder saw a woman go into cardiac arrest, so she jumped into action. Read the full story here.

– 2 News

‘Gave Him His Life Back’: Family Thanks Paramedics For Saving Man’s Life

DENVER (CBS4)– A grateful family is thanking the paramedics they say saved a husband and father from death. Read the full story here.

– CBS Denver

Friday night football game turns into a lifesaving event for Jackson resident

October 16, 2018

JACKSON TWP. It was a typical Friday night high school football game for Jackson Township resident Erin Hodgson on the evening of Sept. 14. She has been an athletic trainer with Sandy Valley Cardinals high school football team since 2006 and was working the home game against the Indian Valley Braves. Read the full story  [Read More...]

– The Suburbanite

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Read the full story here.

– McGill Newsroom

Referee in stable condition after collapsing at Whitman-Hanson football game

October 14, 2018

The referee who collapsed at Friday night’s football game between Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and Silver Lake Regional High School was in stable condition Saturday. Read the full story here.

– Boston News 25

‘I went into cardiac arrest.’ Garfield teen recounts terrifying moment on soccer field

GARFIELD — Gabriela Koziol plays goalie, but when she needed the ultimate save, her Garfield family was there. Read the full story here.

– North Jersey

‘A team effort:’ West Allis first responders save man’s life after heart attack, crash

October 13, 2018

WEST ALLIS — Just before midnight in September, Michael Scharf doesn’t remember first responders breaking his window, pulling him out or attempting to find a pulse. Read the full story here.

– Fox 6 Now

Teenaged Twins Credited With Helping Save Life Of Stranger

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A pair of teenaged twins are being credited with helping to save a woman’s life. They knew what to do when she collapsed and was unconscious. Read the full story here.

– CBS 11

6 Warning Signs You May Be About to Go into Cardiac Arrest

October 12, 2018

Cardiac arrest is often thought of as coming on suddenly, but research suggests that there are often warning signs. Make sure you know the symptoms and risk factors that too many people ignore. Read the full story here.

– Readers Digest

Quick action saves Quincy man in cardiac arrest

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) – Quick action by a Quincy firefighter and his wife Wednesday night may have saved a man’s life. Read the full story here.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Releases Position Statement on the Use of Mobile Technology to Help Save Lives Threatened by Sudden Cardiac Arrest

October 11, 2018

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals, such as PulsePoint, through a position statement recently adopted by its board and released to the public today, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, an official national observance. Read the full story here.


Her son died from cardiac arrest at age 15; now Pa. mom wants CPR to be a graduation requirement

Gregory Moyer was 15 when he collapsed during a high school basketball game and went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– PA Penn Live

Man reunites with nursing students who saved his life after electric shock

October 10, 2018

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Four nursing students on break from a CPR class got to test their skills when an electrician was electrocuted nearby. Read the full story here.

– KOU 11

High school football player died of cardiac arrest stemming from head injury, coroner says

(CNN) – Dylan Thomas, the Georgia high school football player who died after a game last month, succumbed to cardiac arrest stemming from a head injury, the Pike County coroner said in a Tuesday statement. Read the full story here.


Boy praised as hero for performing CPR on father

October 9, 2018

WARNER, N.H. — A fourth-grade boy is being called a hero for his quick thinking and applying skills he learned in school during an emergency. Read the full story here.


Paloma Valley High student who loved ROTC dies during practice

Jake Drost was born without the ventricle that moves blood from the heart to the lungs to be resupplied with oxygen. Jake, 14, also had several heart surgeries over the years, but it hardly seemed to matter. Read the full story here.

– The Press-Enterprise

Guest column: More states add CPR training in schools, but national requirement is needed

October 8, 2018

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every hour at least 38 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in the United States. This adds up to more than 300,000 annually. Read the full story here.

– USA Today

Two male runners die after Cardiff Half Marathon, police say

Two runners have died after competing in Sunday’s Cardiff Half Marathon, police and organisers have confirmed. The pair, aged 25 and 32, went into cardiac arrest after crossing the finishing line. Read the full story here.

– BBC News

Free Heart Screenings for Students

October 7, 2018

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Students were able to get free health screenings in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Read the full story here.

– 16 WNEP

LifeVest saves 26-year-old woman from sudden cardiac arrest

October 6, 2018

ROY — At just 26-years-old, Karli Trimble was diagnosed with heart failure last January. Read the full story here.


VIDEO: Temple officers save boy’s life

TEMPLE, Ga. – Temple Police officers are being hailed as heroes after two of their own helped save the life of a three-year-old boy. Read the full story here.

– Fox 5

Norwalk Man Saved By Combined Efforts Of Family, First Responders, Hospital Staff

October 5, 2018

A 53-year-old Norwalk man is alive thanks to the efforts of first responders and hospital employees after suffering a cardiac event. Read the full story here.

– Daily Voice

Navy corpsman revives fellow passenger: ‘We’re built and trained to save lives’

HONOLULU (KHON2) – When a Kaneohe-based Navy corpsman sat on a plane waiting to depart Los Angeles last month, he didn’t have much on his mind other than taking a nap. What happened soon after made him a hero. Read the full story here.

– KHON 2

Sudden cardiac arrests more likely to happen on any day at any time, shows study

October 4, 2018

Heart experts have long believed that weekday mornings – and especially Mondays – were the danger zones for unexpected deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. But a new Cedars-Sinai study shows those peak times have disappeared and now, sudden cardiac arrests are more likely to happen on any day at any time. Read the full story  [Read More...]

– News Medical Life Sciences

Tequesta woman saves husband’s life

Amy and Richard Dujon sat down with their 7-year-old daughter Brooklyn for what appeared to be just another normal dinner at their Tequesta home. Read the full story here.

– 25 WPBF

2 children praised for helping save Palm Beach County dad’s life after cardiac arrest

October 3, 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – An emotional reunion was held Monday for first responders, a father who suffered cardiac arrest and his children who likely saved his life. Read the full story here.


October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month: Learn how to save a life

I lost my dad to sudden cardiac arrest more than 20 years ago. I was in college at the time and got a call from a neighbor telling me I should come home as soon as possible. Being a kid, I probably said something like, “It’s Sunday night, I have class tomorrow! I can’t come  [Read More...]

– Colorado State University

Middle school volleyball team hailed as guardian angels for saving teammate

October 2, 2018

NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio – One mother is calling her daughter’s volleyball team and coach guardian angels after they helped save her child’s life. Read the full story here.

– Fox 8 Cleveland

Squad Goals: Moving the Needle on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requires a New Model

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and, for many reasons, one of the most challenging public health issues for our nation. According to a recent National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine study, upwards of 395,000 people experience SCA outside of hospitals each year in the United  [Read More...]

– Occupational Health & Safety

Teen athlete with heart condition encourages EKG testing to help save lives

September 30, 2018

It’s a test that could save your child’s life. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, often coming without warning during training or competition. Read the full story here.  

– CBS12

Athletic trainers Bethany Lewis and Erin Hodgson spring into action when football official collapses on field

The daily work of a school athletic trainer consists of evaluating injuries, treating injuries, applying tape, testing for concussions and helping to conduct physical evaluations before practices begin. Read the full story here.

– Times Reporter

Off-duty nursing assistant saves man at Van Buren movie theater

September 29, 2018

A “girls’ trip” to the movies in Van Buren recently turned into a life-changing and life-saving moment for an off-duty nursing assistant and her niece. Read the full story here.

– Greenwood Democrat

Tallmadge, Kent Roosevelt volleyball teams pay tribute to Ashton Bell after frightening incident

Like any normal teenager, Ashton Bell went to volleyball practice to work on her game. Read the full story here.

– Record Courier

Miracle at the Marathon: CPR, training save life

September 28, 2018

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hudson woke on the warm overcast morning of the Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, he knew the weather would be a challenge. But he was fit, trained and ready to take on the 10 kilometer race, just as he had for the  [Read More...]

– Robins Air Force Base

‘WE HAD TO’ US tourist who suffered heart attack at Blarney Castle returns to kiss stone and thank staff who helped save his life

David Motte finally kissed the stone – reputed to give kissers the gift of the gab – just five months after he had to be airlifted from the top of the Cork tourist attraction on April 20 last after suffering a heart attack. Read the full story here.

– The Irish Sun

Study: Cardiac survival rate higher for men than women

September 27, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. — A recent study suggests that while improvements have been made in the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care, survival rates are higher for men than they are for women. Read the full story here.


Gloversville teenager meets man he helped to save

GLOVERSVILLE — Alan Welke met Luke and Jamie Page in much better circumstances now than the last time, when he collapsed in the Cumberland Farms in Gloversville. Read the full story here.

– News Channel 13

Killion CPR Bill Passes Senate

September 26, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed a life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation bill authored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9). Read the full story here.

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Black Diamond officer recognized for life-saving efforts

September 25, 2018

It happened faster than Black Diamond resident Teri Moore could believe. One moment, she and her husband, Joe, were settling down to watch a movie after a great day. Read the full story here.

– The Courier Herald

Texans fan reunites with responders who helped save his life at NRG Stadium

HOUSTON – The Texans-Giants game was a reunion for a fan who credits NRG Stadium with saving his life. During the pre-season game against the San Francisco 49ers, Donald Stampley had a heart attack in the stands. Read the full story here.

– KHOU 11

High school runner dies after collapsing at cross-country meet in North Carolina

September 24, 2018

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Meredith) — A high school senior died early Sunday morning after collapsing at a cross-country meet Saturday afternoon in Charlotte. Read the full story here.

– Fox 10 News

Student dies after suspected cardiac arrest in Gold Coast classroom

September 23, 2018

A Gold Coast high school student has died after suffering a “serious medical incident” in class. Read the full story here.

– 1 News Now

Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?

September 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–September 18, 2018– About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This condition causes thickening of the heart muscle and results in defects in the heart’s electrical system. Under conditions of environmental stress such as exercise, HCM can result in sudden death. In other cases, patients  [Read More...]

– Science Codex

Community mourns teen who died suddenly after playing basketball inside high school

September 21, 2018

SEBASTIAN, Fla. – UPDATE: The autopsy on Kamaree Lyons discovered abnormalities with his heart, but no conclusion on the final cause of death, according to the medical examiner’s office. It said more tests are needed and the case is pending. Read the full story here.


First Responders Are Honored For Saving A Life

Milford, Del) -On Thursday at the Milford Police Department Michael Ware thanked the officers, dispatchers, and ambulance crew for saving his life. “I am alive and I am able to be here,” said Ware.”I am very emotional and it is a very happy day.” Read the full story here.

– WRDE Coast TV

AED benefit is clear in athletes with sudden cardiac arrest

September 20, 2018

A prompt, appropriate medical response nearly doubles the likelihood of survival among competitive young athletes who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, a new study shows. Read the full story here.

– UW Medicine

Cardiac arrest survivor shares how an AED saved his life

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Having an automated external defibrillator, or AED nearby, can mean the difference between life and death. Read the full story here.


How to use an AED

September 19, 2018



Christian Brothers Academy principal: Player who collapsed is ‘responsive’

DEWITT, N.Y. — Christian Brothers Academy’s formation and personnel seemed off to head coach Casey Brown, so he called a timeout to gather his team. As one of his players left the huddle for the sideline, the player collapsed. Read the full story here.


How to be prepared for an emergency situation

September 18, 2018

There are many things in life we can predict — the weather, sports outcomes or stock market trends. However, one thing we can’t predict is when an emergency will occur.  Therefore, we must educate and prepare ourselves for the unexpected. While preparing for an emergency or natural disaster may seem impossible, taking the steps to  [Read More...]

– The Leader Herald

New Watch Can Help Doctors Monitor Your Heart in Real Time

There will soon be another way to monitor your heart from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how health care providers check the electricity in a patient’s heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across  [Read More...]

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Five teens and AED save footballer’s life

September 17, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: For 12 minutes, a footballer stood at death’s gates when his heart stopped. Read the full story here.

– The Star Online

High school student suddenly dies in shop class on upper East Side

September 16, 2018

A high school senior suddenly went into cardiac arrest and died in class on the Upper East Side Friday afternoon, authorities said. Read the full story here.

– Daily News

Prevalence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in a General Population of Young Adults

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetically transmitted disease and an important cause of morbidity and sudden cardiac death in young people, including competitive athletes. At present, however, few data exist to estimate the prevalence of this disease in large populations. Read the full story here.

– Circulation

Wheeling Central coach saves a man’s life

September 15, 2018

WHEELING, W. Va – One local football coach was just attending his usual church mass at St. Michael Church when a man started having health issues. Read the full story here.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest: It’s Not a Heart Attack

Most Americans mistakenly believe that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and a heart attack are the same. If more people understood the difference, thousands of lives could be saved each year. Andy Graber’s story can help illustrate the difference—he survived both. Read the full story here.

– Future of Personal Health

Teen athlete’s heart condition spurs heart walk, free EKGs in Gardens

September 14, 2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A Tequesta teen athlete and his family are pushing other parents to get their kids’ hearts checked to detect any conditions that could prove deadly before they take the field. Read the full story here.

– Palm Beach Post

When It Comes to Heart Health, Knowledge Can Save a Life

The early signs of a possible heart attack can occur in about 50 percent of patients, according to the American College of Cardiology Foundation. Some of these signs may occur hours or weeks before an actual heart attack. When symptoms begin, they can be mild or come and go. Over time, the symptoms and pain  [Read More...]

– Your Observer

Anne Carlino: a second chance at life

September 13, 2018

It’s estimated 325,000 adults fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. every year. July 6 2016 started out as a normal day of work for Anne Carlino. Read the full story here.


Curiosity and Heart Screenings in the Young

Are physicians in Europe more curious than physicians in the United States? I get that impression after reading headlines from the recent study about soccer players and heart screenings in England: Read the full story here.

– MedPage Today

Officials ID Man Who Died During Closer to Free Ride

September 12, 2018

Officials with Closer to Free have identified the man who died while participating in Saturday’s ride in New Haven. Read the full story here.

– NBC Connecticut

Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award presented to student

CAMDEN — At last month’s meeting of the Caesar Rodney School Board, the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award was presented to Audrey Hastings, a sophomore at Caesar Rodney High School, for her actions in saving the life of a distressed motorist. Read the full story here.

– Delaware State News

Utopia family installs public AED at home in heart of their small community

September 11, 2018

Carly Jackson and her mother, Patty, demonstrate how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator) at their family home in Utopia, west of Barrie, on the weekend. Read the full story here.

– Barrie Today

‘Something was really wrong’: Employees Save Co-Worker’s Life with AED

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – You may see them hanging on walls at work, in school, or you maybe even have one at home. Automatic External Defibrillators, or AED’s, help save hundreds of thousands of people each year in situations where every single second counts. Read the full story here.

– My Panhandle

Boy Collapses on Court, Coach and SRO Help Save His Life

September 10, 2018

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. – On the small White County Central campus, the excitement inside the gym usually involves athletes playing their hearts out. Read the full story here.


Major study shows thickened heart poses higher risk of disease, death

NEW HAVEN — A new study of almost 4,600 patients with a disease that causes a thickened heart muscle shows the genetically caused disorder is more dangerous than previously thought. Read the full story here.

– New Haven Register

Couple Meets 911 Operator Who Helped Save Man’s Life For First Time

September 9, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It rarely happens, but today, a 911 dispatcher got the chance to meet a man in person he helped save–over the phone. Read the full story here.

– CBS Minnesota

Cardiac Arrest: Worse Than a Heart Attack

Sudden chest pain isn’t something you’re likely to ignore. This symptom—along with breathlessness, cold sweats and other classic heart attack symptoms—is a clear sign that you need to call 911. Read the full story here.

– Bottom Line Inc.

2 Basketball Moms Linked Through Tragedy Push For More AEDs in Schools

September 8, 2018

Two basketball mothers who endured the shock of their sons collapsing on the court have very different stories to tell. Read the full story here.


Police Use CPR To Save Life Of 14-Year-Old Soccer Player

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Police saved the life of a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during soccer practice Wednesday. Read the full story here.

– Mahwah Patch

Meet Ashley Wing, the Eaton Rapids phlebotomist who saved two people with CPR in 9 days

September 7, 2018

EATON RAPIDS – Ashley Wing isn’t a lifesaver by trade, but this summer her quick actions made her one twice over. Read the full story here.

– Lansing State Journal

Burt Reynolds, legendary actor of ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ fame, dead at 82

Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor with the disarming smile and trademark mustache who starred in iconic films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Longest Yard,” has died, Fox News has confirmed. He was 82. Read the full story here.

– Fox News


September 6, 2018

The University at Albany required all Residential Life staff to complete a CPR training course this summer, a shift in policy from last year when several RA’s said they were instructed to never touch students in the event of an emergency. Read the full story here.

– Albany Student Press

More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest with New EMS Technique

A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital. Read the  [Read More...]

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Off-duty firefighters save fisherman on Columbia River

September 5, 2018

Firefighters and paramedics never really take a day off. Like other emergency response professionals, the call of duty could put them into action at any time. Read the full story here.

– The Chief

St. Louis mom saves daughter with CPR

ST. LOUIS — A toddler was blue and not breathing in her mother’s arms. Read the full story here.

– KSDK News

Cardiac arrest survivor reunited with brave villagers who saved his life

September 4, 2018

A cardiac arrest survivor has been reunited with the brave people who saved his life. Read the full story here.

– British Heart Foundation

Mother honors son’s memory with foundation, AED donations

September 3, 2018

The date Aug. 28, 2017 is forever etched into Michelle Wilson’s mind. She remembers the ringing of her phone and the conversation informing her that her son, 19-year-old Nick Blakely, had passed away. Read the full story here.

– Gwinnett Daily Post

Pair of Wichita Falls police officers recognized for saving man’s life at local church

September 2, 2018

Earlier this summer, two Wichita Falls police officers were off-duty when they suddenly sprung into action to save a member of the community they serve. Read the full story here.

– Times Record News

Giving Allen Harris a fist bump: Federal Way opens season by honoring fallen teammate

For Federal Way, the season is about the fist bump. It’s a friendly gesture Allen Harris would have given his Federal Way teammates after Friday’s 38-21 win against Thomas Jefferson. That and his infectious smile would’ve let the Eagles know they were off to a great season. Read the full story here.

– The Seattle Times

Friends Mourn Sudden Loss Of Friend Who Excelled As An Athlete And As A Person

September 1, 2018

Kipp Kinsley ran the good race — not just in track and cross country, but also in life. Read the full story here.

– Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

Duke EMS teaches more than 350 first-years CPR

Aside from the beginning of classes, first-years also learned something else new this week—how to perform CPR. Read the full story here.

– The Chronicle

Baby falls into pool, telecommunicator gives CPR instructions by phone

August 31, 2018

MCLEANSBORO, IL (KFVS) – An 18-month-old was saved after a caller received CPR instructions from a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Telecommunicator. Read the full story here.

– KFVS12

“I was completely blindsided,” Parents pushing for action after losing children to heart-related conditions

To the outside world, Sean was a typical 10-year-old boy. “He was a happy kid, loved sports,” Martha Lopez-Anderson, Sean’s mother, said. Even though he was too young for most organized sports teams, he loved to rollerblade and play basketball with his friends. Suddenly, he was gone. Read the full story here.

– Oklahoma News 4

Doctor’s ‘kiss’ with first date had to be CPR as he collapsed on beach

August 30, 2018

Anesthesiologist Andi Traynor, 45, was on her first official date with Max Montgomery, 56, when he collapsed on the beach. Read the full story here.

– Metro

Russell’s heart inspires Gators football team

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Randy Russell did not imagine his college football career would end before it even started. Read the full story here.

– Gators Territory

Family ‘Forever Grateful’ After Off-Duty Firefighter Performs Life-Saving CPR

August 29, 2018

QUINCY (CBS) — A local family is hoping to find the off-duty firefighter who provided life-saving CPR during a cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– CBS Boston

Wilton teen honored with lifesaving award

WILTON, Iowa (KWQC) – On June 26, 18-year-old Regan Scarvoro saved her grandfather’s life. Read the full story here.

– TV6

Sudden heart failure top cause of nontraumatic death for college athletes

August 28, 2018

The fatal collapse of a University of Maine football player during a workout in July was the result of a rare medical tragedy that is the No. 1 nontraumatic cause of death in college athletes. Read the full story here.

– Bangor Daily News

Athlete ‘dies’ at workout: How 3 Syracuse nurses in right place, right time saved him

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Greg O’Polka had only a few heartbeats left. Read the full story here.


Doctor explains football player who died after collapsing may have had Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

August 27, 2018

CLARKSDALE, MISS. – A local doctor is speaking out after a Mid-South student died Friday night after collapsing on a football field. Read the full story here.

– Fox 13

Kudos to Comanche school Staff

Medical situations can be one of the scariest things that a person can encounter and for my mentor and Comanche Times publisher, Steve Bolton, he was in the right place at the right time. Read the full story here.

– The Duncan Banner

The sports physical: Why is it important?

August 26, 2018

For over 30 years, the American Heart Association AHA has been setting the guidelines for sports participation via sports physicals for young athletes, helping to identify those who risk death or injury. The goal of the sports physical is to look at the over 7.6 million athletes who are participating in high school sports each  [Read More...]

– The Herald-Tribune

Baseball tournament held for former Georgia Southern student

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) – The 6th annual Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at L. Scott Stell Park. Read the full story here.


High school coaches’ quick actions save dying journalist on football field

August 25, 2018

COMANCHE, Okla. – High school football coaches in Oklahoma saved a man’s life when he collapsed with a heart attack – nearly dying on the field. Read the full story here.

– Fox 2 Now

His heart stopped on Hilton Head. A tourist and strangers rushed to save him

It was a span of roughly 30 minutes, the time from her husband’s collapse to her climbing into a truck that escorted his ambulance to the hospital. Read the full story here.

– The Island Packet

CPR training at school now required in 38 states

August 24, 2018

An ordinary afternoon became extraordinary when Anthony Rosa Compres saved a man’s life. As he and two friends walked through their Bronx, NY, neighborhood after school last fall, they saw a man lying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people. Read the full story here.

– Medical Press

Community holds fundraiser for teen who collapsed on basketball court

ABERDEEN – A community came together Tuesday for a fundraiser to benefit a 16-year-old high school athlete who collapsed while playing basketball. Read the full story here.

– News 12 - New Jersey

Students should know where to find life-saving AEDs on their campus, Austin doctors say

August 23, 2018

AUSTIN — They’re life-saving tools found on the walls of businesses and buildings around the country, but they often go unnoticed: Automated external defibrillators. Read the full story here.


The new face for AED: Barber’s story part of statewide campaign for more defibrillators in schools

FLORETTE — Summer Barber doesn’t say a lot, but her impact on Morgan County Schools has been loud and will be lasting. Read the full story here.

– Decatur Daily

Quick response saved husband’s life

August 22, 2018

On Sunday, July 8, my husband’s heart failed. Dale had been mowing the grass in Indiana Borough that beautiful afternoon. He sat down for a break, and I gave him a cup of water, but a moment later I heard it hit the cement porch. When I looked at him, he was gray and limp.  [Read More...]

– The Indiana Gazette

Know the Warning Signs: How You Can Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

August 21, 2018

Every year, more than 2,000 children and teens die in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Many of these deaths can be prevented if children and parents recognize the early warning signs of SCA and seek medical attention before a crisis occurs. Read the full story here.

– Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Family finally meets good Samaritan who gave CPR to loved one

LORAIN, Ohio – On Sunday, the Petroskey family was sitting in Mercy Hospital in Lorain, praying for 62-year-old Randy Petroskey’s recovery. At the same time, they were looking for a mystery man who performed CPR on Petroskey, and who may very well have saved his life. Read the full story here.

– News 5 Cleveland

The comedian who really doesn’t want to die on stage

August 20, 2018

To die on stage is a comedian’s worst nightmare. But for one comic, performing could literally be a matter of life or death. Read the full story here.

– BBC News

Robert Morris athlete collapses, dies during pick-up basketball game

CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A Robert Morris University basketball player collapsed and died during a pick-up basketball game. Read the full story here.

– WGN9

Golf and sudden cardiac arrest

August 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Did You Know that golf courses are the fifth most common place for people to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest? Read the full story here.


Woman whose heart stopped during gym session meets medics who brought her back to life

August 18, 2018

A woman who suffered a massive heart attack while exercising at a gym in Cornwall has met the paramedics and former nurse who saved her life. Read the full story here.

– Cornwall Live

What is cardiomyopathy?

Q. A friend was just diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. What causes this problem, and what is the prognosis? Read the full story here.

– Harvard Medical School

Why student athletes should have their heart tested

August 17, 2018

Before your kids can take part in school sports, they need to pass a physical. But that evaluation doesn’t always recognize conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Read the full story here.

– KOMO News

Three months after cardiac arrest ordeal, Matawan H.S. hoops star ready to come home

NEW BRUNSWICK — Therapy finished for the afternoon, Darrell Rogers was wheeled into the visitor’s lounge on his hospital floor. He greeted his dad with a wide smile and proceeded to rise from his wheelchair. Read the full story here.

– Asbury Park Press

‘The Beat Goes On’ to shine light on No.1 killer of student athletes

August 16, 2018

Statistics show every three days a student dies from sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, it often goes undetected. Read the full story here.

– PA Penn Live

Pastor shares story after collapsing from cardiac arrest during sermon

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — If you walk into Fairview Baptist Church in Boyd County, you’ll likely be greeted by Pastor Mike Rice. But there was almost a chance his warm smile and big hug would not be around after he went into cardiac arrest while giving a sermon on June 10. Read the full  [Read More...]


State police honor four in Porter County with ‘life-saving’ award

August 15, 2018

Indiana State Police honored four people for providing “quick thinking and heroic efforts” while aiding a boy that collapsed while playing basketball in June. Read the full story here.

– Chicago Tribune

Doctor honored for lifesaving actions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Dr. Scott Balonier’s actions may have been the difference between life and death. Before emergency crews could respond to a man suffering a cardiac arrest, Dr. Balonier performed life-saving CPR. 45% of people stricken by a cardiac arrest outside the hospital survived because of immediate CPR from a bystander. Read the full story here.

– 2News

Jarren Jasper marks one-year anniversary of day his life forever changed

August 14, 2018

Jarren Jasper is a typical teenager in this day and age. He’s obsessed with playing the “Fortnite” video game, sleeps late during summer vacation and causes a kerfuffle at home by accidentally taking his older brother’s headphones. Read the full story here.

– Capital Gazzette

Riverside teachers, staff get lesson in saving lives

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) – Riverside Public School teachers and staff returned to the classroom Thursday morning for a lesson that could save lives. Read the full story here.

– WMC Action News 5


August 13, 2018

The police and community are coming together to help raise money to help the family with medical bills for this 16-year old. Darrell Rogers, Jr., who was a sophomore at Matawan High School this past school year, suffered sudden cardiac arrest while at a basketball practice in May. Read the full story here.

– The Point

Willamalane lifeguards rescue swimmer suffering heart attack, perform CPR

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Two teenage lifeguards pulled a 73-year-old swimmer who was suffering a heart attack from the pool and performed CPR until police and medics arrived Thursday, Springfield Police said. Read the full story here.

– 13 KVAL

Training kicks in: Fast action helped save man’s life

August 12, 2018

When seconds counted, five Prairie Township Community Center employees were there. Steve Kocher, 65, collapsed June 2 while walking with his daughter, Sarah Sinsel, on the indoor track at the center, 5955 W. Broad St. Read the full story here.

– This Week Community News

Byram officers save man at park and ride

BYRAM — A good Samaritan and Byram police officers saved the life of a 64-year-old man found unconscious at the Cranberry Lake Park and Ride Tuesday morning, Byram police announced today. Read the full story here.

– New Jersey Herald

Brought back to life from sudden cardiac death

August 11, 2018

It’s an unexpected cause of death that can happen in just seconds, and thousands of Americans fall victim to it every year. It can cause death instantly. In fact, it’s estimated 325,000 adults fall victim to sudden cardiac death in the U.S. every year. Meet one woman who not only beat the odds but is  [Read More...]

– 16 WNDU

PulsePoint app alerts medics who save man’s life

A pair of fast-acting medics jumped into action to save a man’s life while working out at a downtown Seattle gym. Fouwa Saechao, 68, had a heart attack at 24 Hour Fitness July 31. He remembers working out, walking to the elevator, then, after that, everything went black. Read the full story here.

– KIRO 7

Defibrillator saves man’s life after a cardiac arrest while riding his bike

August 10, 2018

A man from Derbyshire was saved after passers-by used a nearby defibrillator to bring him round after going into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– I TV

Kansas college football player dies after team’s first practice of season

A Kansas college football player died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack after the team’s first practice of the season. Read the full story here.

– Fox News

Athletic trainer saves football player’s life during scrimmage

August 9, 2018

CEDAR HILL, TN (WSMV) – A high school athletic trainer said Friday night there was an emergency you always train for but never think will actually happen. That athletic trainer means the world to one family now. Read the full story here.

– WBRC Fox 6 News

16-year-old boy dies after being found unresponsive at music festival

CHICAGO — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Police and the medical examiner’s office identified the teen as Evan Kitzmiller of Mundelein, a Chicago suburb. He was found unresponsive Sunday night, the last day of the weekend festival, and pronounced dead at a hospital. Read the full  [Read More...]

– KOCO News 5

SHARE EMAIL HEALTH & FITNESS Dad on a mission to provide heart screenings for student-athletes after son’s death

August 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Crosby father is determined to make sure every school in Texas tests athletes for heart defects after losing his 18-year-old son to sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– ABC 13 Eyewitness News

Firehouse Subs equips every Ridgefield police car with defibrillator

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded the Ridgefield Police Department a grant for 15 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to have in police cars and city buildings. An AED is a sophisticated but easy to use medical device designed to help someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It can analyze the heart’s rhythm  [Read More...]

– The Reflector

Pickleball players honoured for quick action in saving teammate

August 6, 2018

Al Jones was ready to serve the ball during a pickleball game in December, when things suddenly went sideways for the Sproat Lake resident. In the middle of a game, Jones collapsed—his heart not beating properly. It was the quick action of other players on the court, including Dr. Dave Ness, as well as the  [Read More...]

– Alberni Valley News

A Stranger Saved My Life After I Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Now I Teach CPR For Free

I am amazed by this following story and realise how incredibly slim are the chances that I am alive to write this, with a fully functioning brain to boot. Let me explain. On the morning of 15 April 2017 my wife, Ann, and I had been exploring a guided walk I was planning to lead  [Read More...]

– Huff Post

New AED device installed in patrol car saves mother’s life

August 4, 2018

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A Hickory mother and her two kids were on their way to Myrtle Beach over the weekend when she went into cardiac arrest while traveling through Union County. Read the full story here.

– Spectrum News

First responders’ efforts deserve appreciation

First responders have tremendous responsibilities. They are called to emergency situations and tasked with ensuring the welfare of people — whether by protection, removing them from harm’s way, saving or securing their property or administering first aid. Read the full story here.

– The Republic

Sudden cardiac arrest: Is your school prepared?

August 3, 2018

In 2018, there is no excuse for not having a formal, practiced response plan for SCA at your school, including on-site (indoor and outdoor) AEDs that allow retrieval and application within three minutes of someone’s collapse. Read the full story here.

– The Seattle Times

Hometown Heroes: How This Afton Freshman’s CPR Training Saved 70 Yr. Old’s Life

Oliviah Harris-Morris, a freshman at Afton Central School, never thought she would have to use her CPR training before she graduated from High School. Read the full story here.

– Fox 40

Troopers jump onto moving boat to save unconscious man

August 2, 2018

New Jersey state troopers joined an off-duty nurse to save the life of an unconscious man in a daring seaborne rescue mission, officials said. Dramatic video shows one of the troopers jumping Tuesday afternoon from his police boat onto a sightseeing vessel where the nurse was already administering CPR to the stricken man about a  [Read More...]

– NY Post

Rookie NYPD cop saves baby with CPR

NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – A Queens mom is crediting a rookie NYPD officer for saving her daughter’s life. Just after 9 p.m. Monday, Rebeca Alarcon noticed that her 20-month-old daughter, Leah, was having trouble breathing and was unresponsive. “When I saw she was not breathing, I panicked, really, I panicked,” Alarcon said. “I thought I  [Read More...]

– Fox 5

RideLondon cyclist, 69, dies after cardiac arrest during event

August 1, 2018

A 69-year-old cyclist died after suffering a cardiac arrest near the 56-mile mark of the RideLondon cycle event in Londonand Surrey on the weekend. Read the full story here.

– The Telegraph

MD Trooper Saves Kent County Man’s Life With CPR

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Maryland State Police said a trooper helped save someone’s life when he responded to a call and gave a man CPR for nearly 10 minutes. Read the full story here.

– WBOC 16

Kent County Teen Gives CPR to Woman Suffering Medical Emergency

July 31, 2018

DOVER, Del.- A 15-year-old girl from Kent County is being lauded by some as a hero for delivering CPR earlier this month to a woman who suffered a medical emergency while driving. Audrey Hastings said she and her parents were driving to her summer gym class at Caesar Rodney High School on July 18 when  [Read More...]

– WBOC16

Girl, 12, performs CPR to revive brother, 2, after septic tank mishap

A young girl performed CPR to revive her 2-year-old brother after he was found unresponsive in the Washington state family’s septic tank, authorities said. The children’s mother was able to remove the toddler from the tank but got stuck in the process, prompting her 12-year-old daughter to dial 911, East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief  [Read More...]

– Fox News

Suburban heroes: Wauconda cop honored for saving crash victim’s life

July 30, 2018

A Wauconda police officer has been honored for using CPR to save the life of a motorcycle crash victim. Had it not been for Sgt. Ted Hennessy’s response, the injured man may not have survived the crash, officials said. Read the full story here.

– The Daily Herald

AHA Pushes for CPR Competency to Save More Lives

July 29, 2018

July 26—The American Heart Association (Association), a voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and Laerdal Medical (Laerdal), a global medical equipment and medical training products manufacturer based in Stavanger, Norway, are furthering their decades-long alliance to deliver a new standard of resuscitation quality and patient care centered on  [Read More...]

– EMS World

Back to school: Sign up for free heart screenings

July 28, 2018

University of North Texas cheerleader Skyler Sanders, 21, was a junior at Hays High School when doctors discovered that she had a hole in her heart: officially an atrial septal defect. She had started having heart palpitations in middle school. She would get short of breath and feel like she needed to sit down. At  [Read More...]

– Austin 360

Sudden Cardiac Death: The Silent Killer

MONROE, La. – They run, they sweat, they play ball, but one out of every 54,000 NCAA athletes a year fall victim to an unexpected illness. Sudden cardiac death also known as SCD. “When your heart doesn’t beat properly and it would cause your heart to quit pumping blood and you would honestly fall on  [Read More...]


Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets Crew That Saved His Life

July 27, 2018

July 24—On June 26, 2018, patient Raghu Kowshik was leaving his regular dialysis appointment at DeVita Dialysis in Livermore, when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and fell to the ground. Luck was on his side that day as an ambulance crew from Norcal Ambulance were also waiting at the facility and witnessed Mr.  [Read More...]

– EMS World

Fire Department intern saves man’s life

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – – Kaylee Mosley’s summer internship with the Memphis Fire Department couldn’t have paid off more. It helped the 18-year-old save a life. “It’s definitely a good feeling,” Mosley says. Read the full story here.

– Channel 3 News

Free heart screening may have saved teen’s life

July 26, 2018

(WJBK) – A grandmother had no idea bringing her grandson to a free heart screening was a move that may have saved his life. When you see 18-year-old Kamari Delaney, he looks healthy. But doctors at Providence Hospital discovered a heart defect that he’s had his whole life. Read the full story here.

– Fox 2

Heart condition leads to Federal Way student-athlete’s death

SEATTLE — An often undiagnosed heart condition led to the death of a student-athlete from Federal Way, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said. The Federal Way School District said 16-year-old Allen Harris died suddenly while participating in a summer conditioning workout at the school Tuesday. Read the full story here.

– Q13 Fox


July 25, 2018

Once again, an AED unit appears to have made the difference between life and death for a lacrosse player. Read the full story here.

– US Lacrosse

UMaine football player collapses, dies during workout

An 18-year-old member of the University of Maine’s football team collapsed and died during a preseason workout on campus in Orono Tuesday afternoon. Read the full story here.

– BDN Bangor

College Crosse Prospectus: Man revived after pickup lacrosse game in Penfield

July 24, 2018

Nearing the end of the game, 52-year-old Andy Hayes collapsed onto his back only to almost lose his life. Read the full story here.

– SB Nation

Attorneys, police save intern’s life after courtroom collapse

Travis Martin, an assistant public defender in St. Louis County, was in Circuit Judge Michael D. Burton’s courtroom on June 25, preparing to interview jurors for a client’s burglary trial. Martin was about to ask his student intern for his notes and questions for the voir dire, when a shackled prisoner in the jury box  [Read More...]

– Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Local basketball player who collapsed on court raises awareness of sudden cardiac arrest

July 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A local basketball player is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the court during a game. Omar Carter is using that life-changing moment to raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.


Tony Sparano went to hospital with chest pains on Thursday

Although an official cause of death has yet to be disclosed, a new report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN suggests that Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano was felled by a heart attack. Read the full story here.

– NBC Sports

Man says quick-thinking guests pulled boy from Henrico pool

July 22, 2018

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A child who nearly drowned at a Henrico hotel pool remains hospitalized Saturday. The incident happened at the pool of the Embassy Suites in the 2900 block of Emerywood Parkway just after 10 p.m. Friday. Read the full story here.

– CBS 6

Deputies save woman who collapsed while jogging

July 21, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Sheriff deputies saved a woman who collapsed while jogging. This happened on July 13 around 8:40 a.m. on W. 3rd Street, just north of St. Clair. Read the full story here.

– Cleveland 19 News

Flagler County deputy in training saves man’s life with CPR

PALM COAST, Fla. – A Flagler County deputy in training saved a man’s life early Tuesday when he and his trainer responded to a 911 call in Palm Coast. Deputy Anthony Bifano, a new Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recruit, and his training officer Deputy Jacob West were the first to arrive at the Kalorama Court scene  [Read More...]

– News 4 Jax

Bystanders and First Responders Revive Cardiac Arrest Victim at Rodeo

July 20, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS — Bystanders and emergency first responders are being credited with saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim at the National High Schools Final Rodeo Wednesday night. Sheriff Mike Lowell said that at about 7:30 PM, the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Center received report of a man suffering a cardiac arrest while in  [Read More...]


Jeff Zucker takes six-week leave at CNN for heart surgery

CNN chief Jeff Zucker told staff this morning he is going to take six weeks off for elective surgery to address a long-standing heart condition. Read the full story here.


City honors those who saved man’s life

July 19, 2018

Five people were honored at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting for coming together to help save the life of man who collapsed on a residential sidewalk due to a heart attack. Mayor Steve Vaus presented special medallions and certificates, called them each heroes and related the details of the incident in the Summerfield Estates neighborhood.  [Read More...]

– The San Diego Tribune

Township Neighborhood Watch hosts hands-only CPR village challenge

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch invites residents to participate in a village challenge to raise awareness of the lifesaving value of CPR and how it supports our first responders. Each resident trained by October 15, 2018, will earn a point for their village. The top three villages with training points will  [Read More...]

– Woodlands Online

Washington County employee saves man’s life with CPR

July 18, 2018


– KOIN 6

Another Sachem High School Student Dies At School Event

FARMINGVILLE, L.I. (CBSNewYork) — Tragedy has struck a Long Island school district again as another student has died at a school event. Grief counselors were posted at Sachem High Schools Tuesday morning to help students cope with a second death in the district in as many summers. Read the full story here.

– CBS New York

Boy, six, collapses and dies after suffering cardiac arrest at family gathering in town centre park

July 17, 2018

A six-year-old boy has died after suffering cardiac arrest at a play park. The young boy was at King’s Park, in Bournemouth, Dorset, attending a family gathering when he suddenly fell ill. Read the full story here.


Struggling swimmer dies after being pulled from water at beach in Laguna

A swimmer died Saturday after he was pulled from the water and lost consciousness at Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach, authorities said. The man was reported to be struggling in the water about 100 yards out, and a lifeguard brought him back to shore amid heavy surf shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the 31900  [Read More...]

– The Los Angeles Times

A Personal Trainer Had A Heart Attack While On A Treadmill

July 16, 2018

You’d struggle to find someone fitter and healthier than this guy, who works as a personal trainer competes in races across the globe, and runs up hills for fun. It was quite a shock, then, when Garth Suthurst collapsed while running on a treadmill, suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– LAD Bible

Tragic death prompts city officials to acquire AED for Four Hills Landfill

Although they knew they did everything they could have done to save the life of the Nashua man who collapsed, and later died, of a massive heart attack at the Four Hills Landfill last fall, the employees on duty that day still felt they needed to do more. Read the full story here.

– The Telegraph

Former UConn star Tina Charles raising awareness for sudden cardiac arrest

July 15, 2018

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Kill Devil Hills police captain donates lifesaving device to church

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. – Captain Mark Evans of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department personally donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Colington United Methodist Church. Read the full story here.

– News 3

Lynchburg-area man who went into cardiac arrest during workout is back at the gym

July 14, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — A Lynchburg-area man, who survived a cardiac arrest while working out is back in the gym. In May, Ken Landrum was working out at Crosswhite Fitness on the battle ropes when he went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.


Cypress Creek student’s heart attack highlights effort to teach CPR to high schoolers

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – A Cypress Creek High School student’s recent scare is highlighting a growing effort in more Bay-area districts to teach a life-saving skill. Sam Mazzeo is your typical 17-year-old. He loves playing sports and spending time with his friends. Currently, he’s preparing to begin his final year at Cypress Creek before graduation,  [Read More...]

– 10 News

Sudden Cardiac Death: The Silent Killer

July 13, 2018

MONROE, La. – They run, they sweat, they play ball, but one out of every 54,000 NCAA athletes a year fall victim to an unexpected illness. Sudden cardiac death also known as SCD. “When your heart doesn’t beat properly and it would cause your heart to quit pumping blood and you would honestly fall on  [Read More...]


Deputies recognized for life-saving efforts

On May 1, 2018, at approximately 11:00 PM, Alexander County Communications received a call from a residence located on Haven Circle in the Stony Point Community in reference to a fall. Communications dispatched Alexander County EMS and Stony Point First Responders. Officers Lee Hoyle and Davey Fortner with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office were less  [Read More...]

– The Taylorsville Times

Golfer hits hole-in-one on course he had heart attack on

July 12, 2018

A golfer whose life was saved by his club’s golf development officer in 2014 has hit a hole-in-one on the course he nearly died on. Four years ago Danny Needham suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire and could have died had the golf club not had a defibrillator, which  [Read More...]

– The Golf Business

Kenosha baseball coach saves teen’s life during practice

A Kenosha family is grateful their 18-year-old son survived a cardiac arrest while helping coach his brother’s Wisconsin Wave baseball practice. It happened on a nice cool night on June 25 at Indian Trail Academy’s baseball field. David Dibble was throwing pitches in the bullpen when he collapsed. Read the full story here.

– TMJ4

Local Woman’s Life Saved by CPR in D.C.

July 11, 2018

APPLETON, Wis. – Just last week a local high school band was in Washington D.C. to play at the Independence Day parade. But amidst all the fun, one family experienced a moment they thought would never happen. But thanks to quick-thinking, one critical life saving operation brought one grandmother not only back to Appleton but back to  [Read More...]


Pinellas Paramedic stayed by 3-year-old’s side in hospital after near drowning, photo goes viral

INDIAN ROCKS, Fla. — A sweet photo of a Pinellas County paramedic looking over a 3-year-old girl after she was saved from a near-drowning incident has been shared nearly two-thousand times on Facebook alone. Read the full story here.

– ABC Action News

He was Florida’s Mr. Basketball at Southeast High in 1990. He died Friday at age 45.

July 10, 2018

Clifford Rozier, who was an NBA first-round draft pick in 1994, died at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack, his brother Kobie Rozier told the Bradenton Herald. Clifford Rozier went into cardiac arrest in East Bradenton on Wednesday night when paramedics arrived to give him CPR and take him in an ambulance  [Read More...]

– Bradenton Herald

Life-saving cop named officer of the month

July 9, 2018

When Odessa police officer Cpl. Jared Wescoat saw a 45-year-old woman unresponsive and not breathing on her bed, he knew exactly what to do. Wescoat had been called to the woman’s home on the afternoon of June 11 in the 1000 block of Zacatecas Avenue, where he found her unresponsive. Thanks to his CPR training,  [Read More...]

– OA Online

Our View: Here’s why we need more CPR training

Eric Mansfield knows what the odds were and he knows just how good his fortune was.“I was very blessed,” he said as he recovers from a heart problem that might have killed him. Read the full story here.

– The Fayetteville Observer

Firefighters help child, man struck by lightning

July 8, 2018

Planning to watch fireworks with their families at Robertson Field in Sheridan, Darin Peterson and Eric Watkins didn’t expect to save lives this Fourth of July. But around 7:20 p.m., when lightning struck a nearby tree, both men jumped into action. Read the full story here.

– The Times

Iowa county police begin equipping vehicles with AEDs

July 7, 2018

STORY COUNTY, Iowa — For the past few years, the Story County Sheriff’s Office has been trying to outfit each of its vehicles with automated external defibrillators (AED), and this week that process was started as the first AED was installed in Deputy Joel Navratil’s patrol vehicle. Read the full story here.


Hunter Lurie, Film Editor and Son of Filmmaker Rod Lurie, Dies at 27

Hunter Lurie, an up-and-coming film editor and the son of Hollywood writer-director Rod Lurie and Gretchen Lurie, the director of admissions at the Chandler School in Pasadena, has died. He was 27. Read the full story here.

– The Hollywood Reporter

Team of Lifeguards Revive Unconscious Man on July 4th

July 6, 2018

A man who suffered a heart attack while swimming in Mission Beach was revived by San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) Lifeguards on what is one of their busiest rescue days of the year. The Fourth of July holiday started as out as routine patrol for the lifeguard crew who have dubbed the day their “Superbowl of  [Read More...]

– San Diego 7

Mother tells of terror as four-week-old daughter had cardiac arrest

An Edinburgh mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her newborn infant went limp in her arms after suffering a cardiac arrest. Rosslyn Stephenson, 36, didn’t realise it at the time, but her then four-week-old daughter Beth was having a cardiac arrest when she became ill two years ago, before being treated by staff at  [Read More...]

– The Herald

Teach teens useful life skills

July 5, 2018

The recent news that 12 young boys and their assistant coach who were missing in a cave in Thailand have been found has highlighted the importance of learning life skills (Missing Thai boys found alive in cave; July 3). These are lessons that are not found in textbooks. Unlike in the past, the children of  [Read More...]

– The Straits Times

7-year-old’s 911 call saves baby sister’s life

July 4, 2018

ST. GEORGE (News4Utah) – A 7-year-old girl’s 911 call saved her baby sister’s life. Dylann Ott was outside playing when she heard the commotion. Her baby sister was discovered in the family’s pool. Her mom started doing CPR, and Dylann found her mom’s phone and called 911. Read the full story here.


Wife saves husband with CPR after heart attack leaves him slumped over steering wheel

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman trained in CPR saved her husband’s life as he was driving the family home from a soccer game. Pam Heiker remembers Sunday, May 6 as a blur. Read the full story here.

– Click Orlando

Haqqani: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can affect anyone

July 3, 2018

Cardiomyopathy is a term that encompasses several types of heart disease. But one type, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, occurs in about one of every 500 people and is the most common cause of sudden death in those under age 30. With HCM, the heart muscle becomes thick and stiff. This causes the heart’s performance to be impeded  [Read More...]

– Midland Daily News

Kapolei man thanks good Samaritans, first responders who saved his wife’s life

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Kapolei man thanked good Samaritans and first responders on Sunday after they helped to save his wife’s life. Doctors recently diagnosed Lindsey Faletagaloa with a rare stage four cancer that started in her salivary gland and spread to her lungs and spine, according to her husband, Travis. Read the full story here.

– Hawaii News Now

New Tennessee laws go into effect Sunday

July 2, 2018

(WMC) – A handful of new laws will go into effect Sunday in Tennessee. Read the full story here.

– Action News 5

Penn State recruit ‘could have died on the field.’ He won’t play, but his life was saved

James Franklin flew to Virginia to tell his prized offensive lineman that his football career was finished. But that his life was quite possibly saved. Read the full story here.

– York Daily Record

Gym employees saved UAB doctor who went into cardiac arrest

July 1, 2018

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. — April 9 was supposed to be a normal visit to the gym for UAB Hospital physician, Dr. Swati Gulati. She had a busy day and planned to run on the treadmill at Planet Fitness in Vestavia Hills. Read the full story here.

– ABC 3340

Man suffers cardiac arrest at gym, saved by other patrons

June 30, 2018

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Vincent Raaijmakers sat at a table between the nurse who saved him and the cardiologist who treated him, shaking his head in disbelief. Read the full story here.

– 25 WPBF

Want to be a superhero? Know that CPR and AEDs save more lives than capes and masks

In a summer packed with big-screen superheroes you might find it incredible to learn that real lifesavers walk among us. Today, both a 66-year-old Chicago Ridge grandfather and a 62-year-old Orland Park man, both of whom collapsed while working out at separate facilities, are alive thanks to the swift actions of members of the public  [Read More...]

– Chicago Tribune

Nurse hailed as hero after saving Chicago Ridge man’s life at gym

June 29, 2018

CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. – A man from Chicago Ridge is grateful to be alive after he had a heart attack at the gym, but was resuscitated by a nurse who happened to be at the same location. Hank Gnaidek, 66, believes that if it weren’t for nurse Krista Ryan, he wouldn’t be here today. Read  [Read More...]

– WGN9

Laveen mom saves daughter from drowning with CPR

LAVEEN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – “If you have a pool, if you have young kids who don’t know how to swim, take those classes. Put your kids in swimming,” said Kandy Rizo. Read the full story here.


Promising Penn State offensive lineman has career cut short

June 28, 2018

Nana Asiedu — a promising prospect in Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class — will never play a down for the Nittany Lions. Asiedu, a true freshman offensive lineman, announced late Wednesday night that a genetic heart condition will keep him from playing football. Read the full story here.

– Centre Daily Times

Man helps save woman in SLO after getting alert on his phone

A local man trained to help during emergencies jumped into action Wednesday evening after an app alerted him to a nearby person in distress. Cooper Lock responded to help save the life of a person in respiratory distress on Buchon St. near Mitchell Park. Read the full story here.


Man saved by quick-thinking gym trainers returns to thank them

June 27, 2018

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — How do you thank someone for saving your life? It’s a question that Mike Sanocki has struggled with for seven weeks. “It’s very emotional for me to see them. They’re my heroes. They saved my life. There’s no other way to put it,” he said. Read the full story here.

– WGN9

5 Things You Need to Know About SCA

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). If the name doesn’t scare you, the statistics will. It’s the number one killer of student athletes and the number one cause of death on school campuses, carrying a fatality rate of 95 percent. Meaning if 100 people were to experience SCA, 95 would die. You probably haven’t heard a lot  [Read More...]

– Parent Heart Watch

Students across state learn to perform CPR and use AEDs

June 26, 2018

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– THV11

Locating an AED

When a cardiac emergency strikes at work or an arena, do you know where the automated external defibrillator or an AEDis located? Hamilton paramedic Joe Pedulla was here to help you locate the defibrillator in your area and how to use it. And he was joined by John Carnahan, whose life was saved by an  [Read More...]


After son’s death, Ocean Twp. couple wants to protect others from same fate

June 25, 2018

After doing a two-hour offseason workout with the rest of his football team in February 2016, Michael Mazza repaired to his dorm room at Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. Then the unthinkable happened. Read the full story here.

– App

Boy whose heart stopped during baseball game meets the paramedic who saved him

It was an emotional reunion for the off-duty paramedic who helped save an 8-year-old baseball player’s life after the boy was hit in the chest by a baseball at a little league tournament. Just two days later, Kekoa Ramirez threw the ceremonial first pitch. His teammates and opponents all welcomed him back with high fives.  [Read More...]

– Fox 4

Quick thinking school colleagues and Isle of Wight NHS staff save Laura’s life following shock cardiac arrest

June 23, 2018

LAURA Summers did not even have the chance to tell her colleague she felt unwell before she collapsed without a pulse. The 32-year-old cover supervisor at Sandown Bay Academy was doing her usual rounds of the school field when she suffered from a sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– County Press

Mother who lost son pushes for more AEDs in schools

A local mom is pushing to get more automated external defibrillators in schools. Tuesday, June 26 marks nine years since Tanner Lee Jameson collapsed at an Eagleton Middle basketball game. Read the full story here.

– 10 News

Pickle ball game at Carson City MAC turns into life-saving event

June 22, 2018

Memorial Day weekend began as just another Saturday for brothers Dennis and Jim Manning, and Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space employee Daniel Krahn. Krahn was working at the front desk of the Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC) on May 26 while the Manning brothers engaged in a spirited game of pickle ball, when a  [Read More...]

– Carson Now

Donated AED helps save Camp Copneconic counselor in cardiac arrest

(WJRT) (6/21/2018) – The staff at Camp Copneconic spent last week training their new counselors on what to do during various types of emergencies. “And it was during one of those drills that we had a true emergency happen,” said staff member Thomas Bawden. Read the full story here.

– ABC 12

Teenage Lacrosse Player Cardiac Arrest Survivor to Meet His EMS & Chain of Survival Rescuers

June 21, 2018

On May 23rd, Colby Clay was struck in the chest by a lacrosse ball while on the playing field. Immediately complaining of shortness of breath-he went unresponsive. As his team mates, coaches, athletic trainers quickly recognized his critical state-911 was called, CPR started, quickly followed by use of an AED. Within a few minutes, EMS  [Read More...]

– The Lund Report

Jamestown Township rescuers recognized for saving a life

Jamestown Fire Department Chief Duane Miedema on May 31 accepted an award from Team Life Inc. on behalf of the department in recognition of a life-saving event on May 28. Read the full story here.

– M Live

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk

June 20, 2018

In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to actually cause a disease has not been conclusively determined — or ruled out. In other words, the impact certain variants could have on your health remains a guessing game. Read the full story here.


Heart Foundation Encourages School Administrators To Screen Athletes

Consultant, Emergency Health and Director at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) Dr Hugh Wong is reminding school administrators to ensure that active students, such as athletes, are screened to ascertain risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Wong was speaking against the background of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Week, which is being observed from June 17  [Read More...]

– The Gleaner

New Jersey Heroes Honored for Saving Lives

June 19, 2018

Thirty-eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey were recently honored at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards for their life-saving efforts. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards is held annually to commend individuals, organizations and schools  [Read More...]


First Responders Resuscitate Child

An Apache Junction 2-year-old was saved last Thursday, thanks to the quick response of first responders. On June 14, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Apache Junction Police Department responded to a residence in the 900 block of West 21st Avenue, Apache Junction. Read the full story here.

– The Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News

Teen struck by lightning saved by bystander CPR

June 18, 2018

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Florida is known as the lightning capital, where strikes can be especially dangerous during the summer months. Sixteen-year-old Joseph Thompson was struck by lightning Monday while mowing the lawn at his Lynn Haven home. Read the full story here.


Save a Life, Learn CPR

June 17, 2018

Summer has arrived in New Jersey!  As we gear up to spend time by the Jersey Shore or a local pool, the American Heart Association encourages families to be prepared for summer safety by learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Read the full story here.

– AH Herald

Auctioneer uses AED to save man who collapses

When a Carleton man collapsed and died a couple years ago at an auction in Novi, auctioneer Brad Neuhart knew that a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) would be important to have around. So he and partner Rollo Juckette bought one and made it available for the estimated 40 auctions the two hold each year.  [Read More...]

– The Monroe News

Do you know what an AED defibrillator is?

June 16, 2018

Many lives could be saved if more Americans knew how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator. That’s according to the American Heart Association. Read the full story here.

– MyND Now

Man meets the woman who saved his life at a St. Charles gym

June 15, 2018

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The clanking of hard work echoes around the clock at Main Street Gym in St. Charles. But during a cool-down on the treadmill Memorial Day, a different sound caught Julie Meyer’s attention. “I heard some calling for help,” Julie Meyer said. Read the full story here.

– 5 On Your Side

‘Fit and healthy’ 25-year-old suffers cardiac arrest while running along the River Trent

A 25-year-old runner who had a cardiac arrest along the River Trent and spent three weeks in hospital on a ventilation machine is supporting a campaign to bring a defibrillator to a local football club. James Laverty, from West Bridgford, had just completed a 10K run with the Southbank Running Club when he suddenly collapsed  [Read More...]

– Nottinghamshire Live

Cardiac arrest survivor thanks co-workers, first responders who saved his life

June 14, 2018

A TVA employee wants to thank his co-workers and the first responders who came to his aid when he suffered cardiac arrest. On March 22, Allen Hartley, 49, fell ill with cardiac arrest, the Chattanooga Fire Department explained. Read the full story here.


Empower 9-1-1 callers and dispatchers to start CPR

Imagine for a moment, someone collapses in front of you in a store or your living room, and there are no doctors or defibrillators. You have your phone and desperately dial 9-1-1. Ambulances, unfortunately regardless of where we put them, will never be fast enough for most sudden cardiac events. Read the full story here.

– Montgomery Advertiser

Defibrillator at YMCA saves Duluth man after cardiac arrest

June 13, 2018

Waking up in a fog, Tom Malterer couldn’t understand where he was, or why someone he knew was sitting nearby. “That’s Mike,” he thought. “That’s Mike Lucca. I know him. Our daughters graduated from high school together.” Read the full story here.

– Duluth News Tribune

Cardiac arrest survivor inspires others to learn CPR

An Olympia man is using his second chance at life to try and save others. Will Treinen hopes his survival story will inspire people. “I’m a huge advocate of getting CPR trained!” said Treinen. Last July, Treinen collapsed from a cardiac arrest during the annual Seattle to Portland bike ride. The 50-year-old had no history  [Read More...]

– KREM 2

Kenyatta Jones, former NFL lineman, USF’s first draft pick dies at 39

June 12, 2018

USF is mourning the loss of Kenyatta Jones, the school’s first football player to be selected in the NFL draft. Jones died suddenly from cardiac arrest in Colorado on Saturday, according to a news release from the school. Read the full story here.

– News Channel 8

Trooper uses AED to restore hearbeat

June 11, 2018

An Indiana State Police officer is being hailed as a hero, after he used his AED to restore a man’s heartbeat. Trooper Rondell Shelton was on patrol near US 41 and Seventh Street when he saw someone motioning for him to stop. On that corner, Trooper Shelton found a bystander performing CPR on a 41-year-old man. Read the  [Read More...]


Fainting spell? It could be a sign of fatal heart disease in youth

There’s a one-in-300 chance that having undetected inherited heart disease can suddenly turn fatal. The family of Jordan Boyd are raising funds to help reduce that risk with research. The 16-year-old Nova Scotia hockey player died of cardiac arrest on the ice in Bathurst, N.B., at a training camp for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League  [Read More...]


Sudden cardiac events far more common in young people, experts say

June 10, 2018

Many of those who attended an inherited heart condition conference in Halifax on Saturday are living with unspeakable emotional pain. Families eternally grief-stricken with the death of their child due to a genetic heart condition they had no idea existed. Read the full story here.

– Global News

Off-duty nurse, deputy save man’s life

June 9, 2018

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy and an off-duty nurse helped saved a man’s life on Tuesday. Deputy Alan W. Lee said in his report that around 6:20 p.m., he was at the intersection of West State Road 40 and Northwest 27th Avenue when he saw a woman giving CPR to a driver at the  [Read More...]


Lacrosse player collapses, teammates save life at Westview High School

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Alert teammates saved the life of lacrosse player Colby Clay after he collapsed during practice. Ben Balzer said the team was going through some six-on-six drills May 23 when Colby was struck in the chest with a ball that had slipped through protective padding. Read the full story here.

– KGW8

Soccer team helps save man after massive heart attack in Piedmont Park

June 8, 2018

Peter Jones had just started playing soccer in Piedmont Park when he suddenly felt unusually winded and tired. The 35-year-old looked toward the sidelines and raised his hand to call for another player to sub in. That was when the lights went out. Read the full story here.


Port Authority officers save man in cardiac arrest on NJ Transit bus in Lincoln Tunnel

Three Port Authority officers and two agents are being praised for taking quick action to save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest in the Lincoln Tunnel on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 4:25 p.m when a New Jersey Transit bus driver pulled over at the entrance of the north  [Read More...]

– ABC7

CMU police, staff ‘spring into action’ to save student’s life

June 7, 2018

A quick response from staff and police last week may have saved the life of a Central Michigan University orientation student when she collapsed during an event. Read the full story here.

– Morning Sun News

Ohio Nurse Saves Student from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A high school track coach in Ohio sprung into action when a champion discus and shotput thrower collapsed during a regional championship meet, saving the day with a cool head and portable defibrillator. Read the full story here.

– EMS World

Life or death, CPR can mean the difference

June 6, 2018

Nacogdoches, Texas (KETK) – You never know when you’ll be in a life or death situation. The American Heart Association has designated the first week of June, as CPR and AED awareness week with a simple goal to help save lives. Read the full story here.

– East Texas Matters

What you need to know when giving CPR or using an AED

If there were an emergency, would YOU know how to perform CPR or use an AED? Every year there are more than 350,000 instances of cardiac arrest in the U.S. 70% of those occur in homes, meaning you’re most likely to need CPR for a loved one. Read the full story here.

– Indy Style

Lifesaving Information is Not Always a Phone Call Away

June 5, 2018

Keidryn Nimsgern’s heart stopped when she was riding in her boyfriend’s car while the two ran errands in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Jake Suter had never called 911 before that frightening day a year ago. Read the full story here.

– Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Evanston man credited with using CPR to save wife, emergency responders encourage community to learn it

Jan Newman remembers coming home to her Evanston apartment on New Year’s Day and picking up a container in the kitchen. Then she blacked out. “I thought to myself, this container feels heavy, and that’s the last thing I knew,” said Newman, 69. Read the full story here.

– Chicago Tribune

When he had a heart attack at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, a stranger saved his life

June 4, 2018

When Salisbury resident Dale Wooten arrived at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville for a training workshop in early November last year, he had no idea that he was about to save a life. Wooten, an environmental health and safety employee for Duke Energy, was in town to participate in a stormwater and  [Read More...]

– Mooresville Tribune

Heart Association says CPR can be a summer lifesaver

Though the weather can’t make up its mind whether to stay hot or cold, it’s clear that, at some point in the near future, summer will arrive and beach season will be upon us. For when that time comes, the American Heart Association is urging you to carry an important skill with you to the  [Read More...]

– LMT Online

EC student athlete saves a life.

June 2, 2018

To some, he is a hero, on and off the volleyball court. And although it’s nice to hear, Matt says he still feels the same. He has no super powers, but he does have a set of tools that allowed him to assist in saving the life of 58-year old Jeff DeCoste. Read the full  [Read More...]

– The Union

Gov. John Bel Edwards signs into law a bill that allows CPR instructions over the phone

Emergency dispatchers can now save lives over the phone as Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation into law Thursday that allows them to administer CPR over the phone to callers. The New Orleans Democratic Sen. Troy Carter’s “life-saving” Senate Bill 264 would require 9-1-1 operators and any other emergency medical dispatches to receive training to  [Read More...]

– The Advocate

How CPR training helped this TSA officer save a man’s life at Philly airport

June 1, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, I saved a man’s life. The day started out much like any other. I reported to work at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) where I’ve worked as a TSA Transportation Security Officer (TSO) for 15 years. Read the full story here.  

– The Inquirer

Matawan High School basketball player ‘slowly recovering’ after sudden cardiac arrest

A fundraiser is underway for a Matawan High School basketball player who suffered sudden cardiac arrest during an AAU practice May 21. Darrell Rogers, a 16-year-old sophomore who was the Huskies’ starting point guard this past season, remains in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, according to two of his  [Read More...]

– NJ Hoops Haven

N.S. father who lost son urges 911 callers be directed to locations of life-saving device

May 31, 2018

A beautiful September day in 2014 quickly turned into the worst day of David Fowlie’s life, when he learned that his 28-year-old son Michael had gone into cardiac arrest while cycling on Purcell’s Cove Road. Read the full story here.

– Global News

Devil’s Bowl driver suffered cardiac arrest, died during race

WEST HAVEN, Vt. (WCAX) Officials at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway say a driver apparently went into cardiac arrest and died during a race. Terry Stevenson, 62, of Whitehall, New York, was competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Stock race Sunday. In a statement, track officials say Stevenson had just completed the fifth lap  [Read More...]


Man Suffers Cardiac Arrest in Falmouth Hardware Store

May 30, 2018

Yesterday, during Falmouth’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, a 58 year old East Falmouth man shopping at Eastmans Hardware on Main St collapsed after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– Cape Cod Today

Parent Heart Watch and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Join Forces to Urge the Public to Learn CPR and How to Use AEDs to Help Save Lives

Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation have joined forces to urge the public to learn CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest. The co-sponsored Call-Push-Shock campaign is being launched to coincide with National CPR and AED Awareness Week June 1-7, a  [Read More...]

– Benzing

Teen suffers sudden cardiac arrest during football match

May 29, 2018

A 17-year-old footballer from Adelaide’s north-east is fighting for life in hospital after suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest during a match. Tyler Bennett remains in Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition after he collapsed unexpectedly while playing in an under-18s game for Tea Tree Gully yesterday. Read the full story here.

– 9News

Cardiac arrest survivors thank Rockford Fire, bystanders for saving their lives

ROCKFORD (WREX) – “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Those are words Richard Mandzen says he never thought he would be able to say. That’s because one year ago he suffered a major heart attack. “I described it to the paramedics like I was in a great big bear hug — just squeezing, just squeezing,”  [Read More...]


AAU Basketball team honors player who collapsed and died during Memorial Day tournament

May 28, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. — James Hampton so wanted to play basketball with his friends and AAU teammates that he spent Saturday morning riding a bus from Washington, D.C., to join them. Hampton traveled to Hampton, Va., where his Charlotte-based team, Team United, was playing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event at the Boo Williams  [Read More...]

– Valdosta Daily Times

Nonprofit bringing life-saving devices to schools

May 27, 2018

MANKATO — A nonprofit’s new effort to donate defibrillators to as many area schools as possible started in St. Peter Friday. Kristen Thomas of Lasting Imprint, the Mankato-originated organization advocating for families dealing with congenital heart defects, delivered the automatic external defibrillator, or AED, to St. Peter High School staff. She’ll next partner with the  [Read More...]

– The Free Press

Two critical procedures that can reduce sudden cardiac arrest deaths

According to estimates from various researches 60 per cent of deaths in hospitals due to myocardial infarctions (MI) are sudden. But the majority of sudden cardiac events happen outside the hospital, usually at home. A sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating due to a disruption in the electrical impulses. Read the full  [Read More...]

– Business Standard


May 26, 2018

DENVER – David Carle has been named Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Coach of the University of Denver Pioneers, Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Karlton Creech announced on Friday. Carle becomes the ninth head coach in the history of the program, replacing Jim Montgomery, who was named head coach of the Dallas  [Read More...]

– Denver Athletics

Man who went into cardiac arrest in store thanks staff who saved him

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A man who collapsed due to cardiac arrest in a Hooksett store was able to thank the people who saved his life Thursday night. “From what I was told, I was gone, so it was a miracle they were there in the right place at the right time,” said Manchester resident Ron  [Read More...]


Athlete marks EMS Week by thanking crew that saved him

May 25, 2018

YONKERS – The Blind Brook basketball player who collapsed on the court last December is marking National EMS Week by thanking the people who saved his life. Read the full story here.

– News 12 Westchester

Workers at YMCA Boyertown honored for saving life

BOYERTOWN, Pa. – Two workers at the Boyertown YMCA were honored for their work saving a man’s life. Cole Speilman and Jancy Frosch were recognized for performing CPR and using an AED device, an automated external defibrillator, on a man who went into cardiac arrest. Read the full story here.

– 69 News

‘Sudden cardiac arrests’ can happen to anyone, even without symptoms

May 24, 2018

HYDERABAD: Youngsters suffering cardiac arrests are no more an uncommon affair. Doctors say they come across cases of ‘sudden cardiac arrests’, sometimes, even in 10-year-olds. A ‘sudden cardiac arrest’ is a condition that occurs in normal healthy person who has no history of major diseases or conditions. Read the full story here.

– The New Indian Express

Rise in cardiac arrest cases among youngsters alarming

Hyderabad: The sudden death of 21- year-old B. Vaishnav, the son of former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, has rung alarm bells about the increasing number of cardiac problems in young people. Read the full story here.

– Deccan Chronicle

Campbell County man survives cardiac arrest experience at his gym

May 23, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — On May 5th at only 46-years-old, Ken Landrum went into cardiac arrest while training at Crosswhite Fitness. “It’s got wires that go down into my heart,” he now has a new implanted defibrillator to monitor his heart. “It keeps it in rhythm if it gets out of rhythm,” he explained. Read  [Read More...]


Lewiston woman meets EMTs who saved her life

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – The last time Tiffany Chew saw Christopher Jurczak and Maria Westphal, she was clinging to life. The 28-year-old mother went into sudden cardiac arrest on her way home from work back in March. “My car hit a ditch and then smashed into a pole.” Read the full story here.


Free heart screenings for teens set May 30

May 22, 2018

It’s an opportunity which could ultimately be life-saving. Next Wednesday, local high school students will have the opportunity to be screened for cardiovascular abnormalities to help detect predispositions and decrease the risk of sudden cardiac death while participating in athletics. Read the full story here.

– News-Review

Ty Solomon, who collapsed during a basketball game at NC State, returning to Raleigh

RALEIGH National Emergency Medical Services week began this past Sunday and ends Saturday. As part of that, Wake County EMS on Tuesday welcomes back to town someone who says they helped “literally saved my life.” Read the full story here.

– The News & Observer

Athletic trainers quick to respond after official colapses

May 21, 2018

First responders may very well have saved the life of Robert Robinson Saturday morning at Lear Park. Robinson, identity confirmed by Spring Hill Athletic Director Kelly Mercer, was officiating a 7-on-7 game in the Spring Hill State Qualifier Tournament between Carthage and Sabine when he went down. Read the full story here.

– ET Varsity

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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