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Defibrillator

A Different Drummer: Ode to the ICD

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

This poem was submitted anonymously and is an adaption of "A Different Drummer" by Henry David Thoreau. Readers, please feel free to fill in the comm...

I Was 17: An Athlete's Story of Being Diagnosed With Heart Disease

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

I had my surgery. They put a metal box in my chest the size of a deck of cards. I was lying in the recovery room, numb. Not upset, not anxious, not thinking about what I was doing that weekend. I was just numb and alone.

Glenwood Gardens Case Provides a Teaching Moment: CPR Saves Lives

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death.

Thinking Out of the Box: Defibrillator Surgery Offers New Hope

Chuck Gomez | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

A box won't define me anymore. I won't feel like I'm carrying a small "purse" or camera anymore. It will be implanted inside me. The defibrillator will be part of me. I may face new obstacles in my recovery, but with two heart-related operations in six months under my belt, I've become a stronger person -- inside and out.

Help Improve Survival From the Nation's Leading Cause of Death -- Learn CPR and How to Use an AED

Mary M. Newman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

Why is bystander intervention so important? Sudden cardiac arrest victims need to receive CPR and defibrillation within a few minutes of collapse to maximize the chances for neurologically intact survival.

Rain and Fear: A Defibrillator Sparks Fear in the City

Chuck Gomez | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Chuck Gomez

Rain and fear on a summer afternoon. Could a defibrillator really look like a bomb? Of course not, you say. But still we worry and wonder.

Watch: Man Survived 96 Minutes Without A Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...

WATCH: This Man Survived After 96 Minutes With No Pulse

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...