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Heart Attack Patients Are At Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. But Ray's Story Brings Hope.

Mary M. Newman | Posted 02.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

Heart attack patients should ask their doctors about the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and how best to prevent it. Ray's doctors recognized the risk, and he is alive today because of it: "I did what the doctors told me, and it saved my life."

Heart Attack vs. Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Understanding the Difference

Mary M. Newman | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

You can save a life by learning to recognize these conditions and being prepared to take appropriate action.

When Grief Becomes Love

Christina Pacella | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Christina Pacella

The story you are about to read is one I wish with all my heart I didn't have to tell. It's hard to find the right words. Thoughts and emotions tangle and grasp my stomach in a tight knot. Tears begin to flow when I think of those beautiful eyes, the expression of gentleness.

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 ...