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Defibrillators

You Can No Longer Run

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

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.

NOT A Perk Of Working For WMATA

Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There are many perks to working for WMATA: good salary, stable work and transportation around the city. But for one WMATA employee, anot...

The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's law requiring public schools to maintain AEDs and trained personnel on school grounds is simply worthless if there is no duty to utilize these life-saving devices.

Learn to Use an AED: The Gift of Life

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

We've all been in public buildings and walked by the signs indicating where automated defibrillators are located. But did you know that they are simple to use and, perhaps more importantly, that they are specifically designed to be used by the general public?

Student Brought Back To Life After Collapsing At School

Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

As reported on KPAX News, a Montana High School student's heart failed last week. He was revived by staff at Columbia Falls High School. A similar...

Mother Of Fallen Teen Athlete Wants Defibrillators In Schools

AP | By LARRY LAGE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

-- Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot and collapsed seco...

1 In 5 Heart Defibrillator Implants Unnecessary

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — One in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence that the devices will help, accordin...

Health Care Wars: Embedded Reporter

Michael Downing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Downing

I have a confession to make: I sort of like my insurance company. In the last five years, it has shelled out a lot of money to save my life, which has endeared it to me.

Swiss Prostitutes Trained To Use Defibrillators In Brothels

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prostitutes in the Lugano area of Switzerland are being trained in the use of defibrillators due to their high number of elderly clients, reports say....

Company In-Line For $728,000 CPS Defibrillator Contract Has Just Two People On The Job

CBS 2 | Jay Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a time when furloughs and layoffs are facts of life for public employees, the new consultant's contract CBS 2 found the Chicago Public Schools abou...

Medtronic Pulls Defibrillation Leads

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Medtronic (MT) is stopping distribution of wires that connect some of its defibrillators to patients' hearts after learning they may have contributed ...