Tag Archives: AEDs in high-rises

Federal officials get AED training: Cardiac Science for the week of August 31

Heart safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology AED training at the top Last week top officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including Secretary Janet Napolitano, took CPR and AED training from the American Red Cross. According to the Homeland Security news release, automated external […]

Commotio cordis survival: Cardiac Science for the week of July 20

Heartsafe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Sports AEDs: Commotio cordis survival rate is just 15 percent Fourteen-year-old Hunter Cairns survived commotio cordis — rapid, ineffective heartbeat caused by a blow to the chest — making him one of the fortunate 15 percent of victims […]

Kids, drugs, and sudden cardiac arrest

Certain drugs — prescription, illegal, herbal, recreational, and over-the-counter — can trigger cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest in children. The Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin noted in its winter newsletter some of the risks associated with drugs including: – The herbal supplement Ephedra. Teens may use it for dieting or to boost athletic […]

San Diego Aims High, Mandates AEDs in Tall Buildings

San Diego took a giant step toward its goal of becoming “America’s Safest City” this week when the city council voted unanimously to require new buildings — including stores, churches, hotels, restaurants, schools, and theaters — to install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for public use. “Having AEDs readily accessible would reduce the response time for […]