Tag Archives: cardiac screening

How a Cross-Country Bike Ride Honored a Fallen Friend, Raised Funds for Cardiac Screening and AEDs

The heat was at times brutal. One day his temperature gauge actually read 114 degrees. Yet Derek Blalock continued to pedal. In all, he traveled 6,500 miles on his Trek bike, traversing 23 states, including a stop at the Grand Canyon, all to honor the memory of a high school friend and raise thousands of […]

Sad stories, avoidable deaths?

Every day, 19 kids in American die of sudden cardiac arrest, from toddlers to college athletes. How many of these lives might be saved if communities made automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily available? How many would be spared if their families, schools, and sports organizations were aware of the benefits of cardiac screening for heart defects? You […]

Reducing firefighters’ risk of sudden cardiac arrest: Cardiac Science for the week of Nov. 1

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Reducing firefighters’ risk of sudden cardiac arrest Seattle’s KING 5 reports that University of Pittsburgh researchers are testing two high-tech cooling techniques to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among firefighters. Smoke, toxic fumes, searingly hot temperatures, and exertion […]

They needed an AED — What they got was a miracle [Videos]

Friday night means football in towns across the U.S. — and it also means increased risk of cardiac emergencies, with crowds of people in the stands and athletes pushing themselves to the max. Last Friday night, in West Linn, Oregon, a cardiac emergency occurred. Hayward Demison III, a 17-year-old playing tailback for Central Catholic High […]

Missouri church honors SCA survivors and gets donated AED: Cardiac Science for the week of Sept. 13

Missouri church honors SCA survivors and gets donated AED Members of the United Church of Christ in Cappln, Missouri, hosting a gathering at the end of last month to hear about the impact sudden cardiac arrest has had on their community, and to accept the donation of a Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator (AED). United Church of […]