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Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Death In Athletes

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist that functions as the body's circulatory pump. The heart is divided into four chambers. ...

Who You Gonna Call?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Phyllis Sudman

In a couple of weeks, the Ghostbusters Reboot will hit the theaters. The original was a classic. I was fourteen when it was released back in 1984. I c...

Surviving Cardiac Arrest Could Depend On Your Gender

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Women in cardiac arrest in the U.S. are less likely than men to receive life-saving treatments, and less likely...

WA Cardiac Arrest Survivor Honored for Advocacy Work by American Heart Association

American Heart Association - Western States | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
American Heart Association - Western States

Congratulations to American Heart Association (AHA) volunteer Eric Rothenberg of Mercer Island, Washington. He is the recipient of the AHA's Advocacy ...

He Saved Her Life With CPR; Now They're Married With 2 Sons

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Taking an inventory of trees in a 668-acre park is as tedious as it seems. Every single tree must be logged for its type, age, height and width. Now ...

Mother's Day: Post Mortem

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Another Mother's Day is in the books. It is my 44th. For thirty-one years, the day was dedicated to honoring my mother.

The $600,000 Vacation

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Why was it on this family vacation, swimming in that pool, a nine year old went into sudden cardiac arrest? What caused it? Could it have been prevented? Could the near drowning been avoided?

No Sh*#, Sherlock

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

No sh*#, Sherlock. How fun is this phrase? C'mon, you've used at least once in your life. You know . . . the answer or outcome is so completely obviou...

His Heart Stopped While Playing In An NHL Game. An AED Saved Him. Now Pevs Wants To Protect Others

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Less than seven minutes into an NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars, Rich Peverley of the Stars was sitting on the bench waiting to return to the ice when his heart stopped beating. He was in cardiac arrest.

As He Seeks A New Heart, Rod Carew Urges You To Improve Your Heart Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As American Heart Month winds down, it's great to know that people like Rod Carew are driving toward our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, every day of every month. He's also living proof of the progress we're making.

Death Will Not Escape Us

Marion Leary | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Marion Leary

Death will not escape us, any of us. Though it seems that death has a fond proclivity for me, it has followed me throughout my life thus far. Case-in-point, I started writing this from a room in a hospice center, watching as my father-in-law took some of what were his last breaths.

Your Survival Rate Could Depend On Your Paramedic's Experience

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - The more times a paramedic has witnessed or participated in treating cardiac arrest outside the hospital, the greater the next pati...

Shoveling Snow Really Is A Health Risk

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Middle-aged denizens of the Northeast should take extra care after last weekend’s Winter Storm Jonas, according to heart experts. The storm has res...

Dana Shoveled the Snow to Help Protect Stan's Heart; Then Dana's Heart Misfired

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Dana's story is far too common. Although heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. -- claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined -- many fail to recognize the warning signs, which can be different from those felt by men.

Here's How To Improve Your Chances Of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

People who go into cardiac arrest (their hearts stop beating) on the middle or upper floors of high-rise buildings may be less likely to survive the o...

The Science of Saving a Life

Marion Leary | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know!

Commit to Saving a Life -- It Only Takes One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

The CPR you learn today could save the life of someone you love tomorrow. Please do all you can to help create more life savers so there are more lives saved.

Simon and Back to the Future

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

If I could, I would travel back to Lankenau Hospital on October 2, 2004, when I was admitted for pre-term labor. I would request an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check my heart. They checked the flux capacitor before traveling through time.

So Identical, Both Their Lives Were Saved by CPR

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

At age 27, each could pass for the other. They are 5-foot-10, about 170 pounds, with dark hair and easy smiles. There are no scars or other giveaways to help tell them apart. Then there's the most important shared trait of all. Both their lives were saved by CPR.

App Saves Lives By Connecting People With CPR Training To Cardiac Arrest Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.10.2015 | Technology

Some of the most powerful applications of technology involve connecting people to one another at the right time, not in real time. When a good idea is...

Low Blood Pressure, Stress Management and the Arminian Dream

Joanna Charnas | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Neurocardiac Dysfunction, Atypical Form is the medical condition that allows me to pre-board airplanes. When gate agents look me over and compare me t...

525,600 Students

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Tragedy is not the end, but a chance at a new beginning. Tragedy will define a particular moment or period in our life, but from that instant, we can change the narrative and our metric. From this day forward, how will you measure a year?

More People Are Stepping Up To Perform CPR, And It's Saving Lives

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - More people are stepping up to the plate when they see others suffer cardiac arrest, according to two new studie...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Likely In African-Americans, New Study Says

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.21.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - Black Americans are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest than their white counterparts, a new study suggests. Black partici...

WNBA Star Tina Charles Donates Half Her Salary To Charity

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.16.2015 | Sports

What an amazing thing to do.