Tag Archives: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Sudden cardiac arrest: What Congress can do to save lives

CPR doubles the chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, but only one in four SCA victims receive CPR from a bystander. Marking the 50th anniversary of CPR, 43 heart health organizations have asked Congress to take action to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — a leading cause of death in the U.S. The Sudden […]

Football club AED saves man; “Defibrillator saved my life.”

Thomas Faarup was playing old boys’ football with friends in Eskildstrup, Denmark, when he began to feel dizzy. Just a few moments later he collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Thomas Faarup was struck down abruptly by sudden cardiac arrest The referee and two other players rushed to give him first aid, including artificial respiration and […]

Top German Football Club Chooses Cardiac Science Defibrillators [VIDEO]

German football club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, has now taken precautions against possible instances of sudden cardiac arrest by ensuring its members have quick access to Cardiac Science Powerheart defibrillators. On the initiative of team doctor, Dr. Karl-Heinrich Dittmar, the Cardiac Science Powerheart defibrillators were purchased. Standing next to the new AED, Dr. Dittmar explains, “This is the Powerheart […]

Warriors forward Ronny Turiaf donates AEDs and training to Oakland-area groups: News for the week of March 15

Warriors forward Ronny Turiaf donates AEDs and training to Oakland-area groups Golden State Warriors forward Ronny Turiaf donates Powerheart AEDs Golden State Warriors forward and heart-surgery survivor Ronny Turiaf is donating Powerheart automated external defibrillators (AEDs), along with AED and CPR training, to five Oakland area organizations. Each group will receive: • a Powerheart AED G3 • […]

Wisconsin AED bill would have high schools offer CPR, AED instruction

State Rep. Ted Zigmunt, sponsor of AED education bill Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen, co-sponsor of AED education bill A bill introduced last week in the Wisconsin assembly by Representative Ted Zigmunt (and in the state senate by Senator Dave Hansen) would require high schools to offer students the opportunity to take classes in cardiopulmonary […]