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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

When a Youngster's Heart Stops, Their Life Doesn't Have To

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Sadder still is the realization that thousands of more youngsters meet similar fates without warranting headlines.

Acts of the Heart for #JoeMac

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

I was not prepared to lose a sibling. You expect your brothers and sisters to be with you until the end of your life. Even now, I pretend like he is on a business trip and cannot call home because the reality is almost too much to bear.

Why Sudden Cardiac Arrest Usually Occurs In The Morning

Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Sudden cardiac arrest -- when your heart stops functioning because of an electrical disturbance, which can lead to death if not treated immediately wi...

Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers, One Student at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Since witnessing the cardiac arrest that inspired me, I have not been around anyone who has needed CPR. But I know of two teenagers who have. Both learned it at school and ended up saving the life of one of their parents."

The Place You're Most Likely To Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

The place with the best chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest -- a condition where the heart suddenly stops beating -- is also where you probably ...

Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor's Story

Tracey Conway | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

Nothing is more important than cherishing and understanding the amazing organ that is your heart. Honor it, pamper it, and lovingly protect it. Make this Valentine's Day a special one for your sweet heart. The one inside your chest.

AEDs Save Lives: Let's Keep Them Readily Available

Mary M. Newman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has launched a petition to the FDA to keep automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily accessible for victims of sudden unexpected cardiac arrest, rather than increase regulatory hurdles that will hinder their deployment.

WATCH: 'Thank You, You Saved My Entire Family'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Denver

Thanksgiving may be nowhere in sight, but Don Scott, his two daughters, and his wife, have every reason to celebrate that holiday this Sunday in lieu ...

What Can Fabrice Muamba's Cardiac Arrest Teach Us?

Ian Carey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports
Ian Carey

Athletes leave the field because of injury all the time, but they don't normally do so while wearing oxygen masks and with medics frantically trying to get their hearts beating again. Looking at Fabrice Muamba's case, I'm left wondering if we are truly doing all we can to ensure our sports are as safe as they can be.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Kills Too Many Young Athletes

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Should all young athletes participating in organized sports in the U.S. be getting an electrocardiogram to screen them for heart disease?