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New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Cardiac arrest in the hospital is 10 times more common among children with […]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

Florida man survives cardiac arrest thanks to quick action of lifeguards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories.

It’s the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and was brought back to life thanks to fast-thinking first responders and an automated external defibrillator.

Back in June 2015, then-40-year-old Bourne was playing […]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Disease, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Florida man survives cardiac arrest thanks to quick action of lifeguards

Bystander use of defibrillators can dramatically boost survival of cardiac arrest patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A person who suffers a cardiac arrest in public has more than twice the chance of surviving if a bystander steps in to restart the heart with an automated external defibrillator before an emergency crew arrives at the scene, a new study has found.

Heidi Stewart […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bystander use of defibrillators can dramatically boost survival of cardiac arrest patients

Cardiac arrest stopped this half marathon runner mid-stride

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Melissa Ziebell was approaching the final mile of the 2015 Paris Half Marathon, her third ever, on track to break her personal best time of 1:45.

Then her legs seemed to seize up and stop working.

“I realized I was going to fall, and that’s […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest stopped this half marathon runner mid-stride

After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart

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Davy Hobson was notorious for last-minute Valentine’s gifts. But on Feb. 14, 2013, he was ahead of the game.

“I’d bought my wife’s gift a day early for the first time since we were married,” he said.

When the home health nurse from Tyler, Texas, left for […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart

Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS – American Heart Association president John Warner went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered last month, his heart stopping for several minutes until an impromptu team of rescuers brought him back to life.

Warner’s heart attack made headlines, but the details of […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

Young diabetics could have seven times higher risk for sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young diabetics could have seven times more risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest than their peers who don’t have diabetes, according to new research.

The study points to the importance of early and ongoing heart monitoring in children and young adults with both Type 1 […]

Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

AHAHEIM, California — A new study says that the odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is extremely low – even for people with heart disease.

Researchers analyzed records on 4,557 sudden cardiac arrest deaths around Portland, Oregon, between 2002 and 2015 and […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR in public and far more likely to die afterward, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events that occurred between 2011 and 2015 and released their preliminary results Saturday at American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman