Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology
Cardiac Science among the Northwest’s top 20 companies
Cardiac Science was again named one of the Northwest’s top 100 public companies, moving up in the Seattle Times’ annual rankings from 37th in 2007 to 20th in 2008. The Times also listed Cardiac Science (NASDAQ: CSCX) as one of the region’s 10 most successful stocks.
The rankings consider companies in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Companies must be publicly held, traded on a major stock exchange, and be trading at or above $2 a share for the past two years. (As a result of stock market turbulence, only 87 companies met the share-price criterion.) Qualifying companies are then ranked by sales per employee, operating income, return on equity, and stock-price appreciation.
Cardiac Science is AED provider for Albuquerque’s Project Pulse
The Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation has launched a new community public access defibrillation (PAD) program to put automated external defibrillators in Albuquerque area businesses. Partners in Project Pulse are the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation, the American Heart Association, EMS Aspects, and Cardiac Science, which is the exclusive AED provider for the program. (See photos at the bottom of the article.)
Through the program, qualifying businesses and organizations may apply to the Foundation for an AED unit and training for up to eight employees and participants.
Great video. Worth a look.
DC defibrillator program backed by the Cheney Cardiovascular Institute
Cheney Cardivascular Institute announced ReStart DC, a program a public access defibrillation (PAD) program that will put AEDs in low-income areas of Washington, D.C. The program has begun with the donation of 50 AEDs to community centers, churches, and youth organizations in the District. The second phase of the program will provide 150 defibrillators to programs in the greater D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia.
The Institute was co-founded by former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney. In this film from myfoxdc.com, Lynne Cheney talks about the need for public access defibrillation in low-income neighborhoods. (May take a while to load.)
Arkanasas town collaborates to purchase and install AEDs
The Crawford County Press Argus-Courier tells the story of local parents who pulled together to get automated external defibrillators (AEDs) installed at the Van Buren Field of Dreams Sports Complex where their children play baseball.
Inspired by the foundation named after Robbie Levine, a 9-year-old New York boy who collapsed and died during Little League practice, they decided to put AEDs in place before an emergency occurred.
Debbie Ashworth-Hoffman and other parents started by collecting donations at the gate of a baseball tournament in May. Someone who saw them there put them in a touch with a local couple known for supporting youth programs.
The couple, Helen and Richard Hodo, made a substantial donation to the cause. And Ashworth-Hoffman got in touch with Martha Lopez-Anderson, a Florida mother whose 10-year-old had died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Lopez-Anderson founded a nonprofit called Parent Heart Watch, and that group’s grant program enabled the Crawford County parents to purchase two AEDs for the price of one.
The City of Van Bureau donated signage for the defibrillator locations.
Arkansas law requires state schools to have AEDs on-site by May 31, 2011. Ashworth-Hoffman told the newspaper she hoped a similar bill for community playing fields.
A gallery of photos from the Albuquerque’s Project Pulse check presentation
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- Powerheart AED G3 Fully Automatic and Semi-automatic
- Powerheart AED G3 Pro
- Powerheart AED G3 Trainer
- AED Program Management
Last 5 posts
- Cardiac Science AEDs in Spain [VIDEO] - April 4th, 2011
- Cardiac Science wins first major public access defibrillation program in Europe - March 30th, 2011
- Georgia Park saves 5 lives with AEDs - March 24th, 2011
- Sad stories, avoidable deaths? - March 23rd, 2011
- Texas school's AED saves 6-year-old's life - March 22nd, 2011