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Reducing sudden cardiac arrest in schools, parks

Portable automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, have been available as early as 1997. In the last decade, technology has made their home and commercial use not only more prevalent and easier to use, but also more affordable. Like much of advancing technology, the...

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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A simple blood test may be able to predict the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a recent study. Samuel Dudley's discovery of the first blood test to predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death will enable physicians to more...

source: Univesity Herald

A heartbroken couple, whose youngest child died from a sudden cardiac arrest, have told how they are turning the tragedy into a force for good by spearheading an awareness campaign that could help save hundreds of lives. Marie...

source: The Cork News

If you're a Delaware kid in middle school or high school, 15-year-old Joseph Till recommends you make plans to get your heart checked out. Till, a freshman at Brandywine High School, was among almost 200 kids who showed up for the first "Heart In The Game" cardiac screening...

source: The News Journal

A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. While they both involve the heart, they are two totally different life-threatening events. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A sudden cardiac arrest is...

source: LIHerald.com

It was a chilly December evening that was drawing to a close at Minoru Aquatic Centre. Lifeguard Kai Favrholdt was standing between the main pool and the smaller learning pool, and with just five minutes to closing, the 21-year-old was about to wrap up another non-eventful...

source: Richmond News

Boston Scientific Corp. has received approval for its newest defibrillators and heart failure devices, including the trademarked Dynagen Mini, Inogen Mini ICDs and the Dynagen XF and Inogen X4 CRT-Ds. ICDs and CRT-Ds are used to treat patients suffering from heart failure,...

source: Worcester Business Journal

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