Tag Archives: Cheryl-Anne DeHart

Maryland lifeguards use pool’s AED to save cardiac arrest victim

An outing to watch her grandchildren frolic in a community swimming pool earlier this month was a near-tragedy for a 62-year-old Maryland woman. She suffered cardiac arrest while sitting in a lounge chair and, by the time she was noticed, was without a pulse and not breathing. Fortunately, the Westminster Municipal Pool in Westminster, Maryland, […]

Defibrillators saving lives at pools, gyms, and schools: Cardiac Science for the week of Aug. 3

Heartsafe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Pool AED used in rescue of teen swimmer in Denver Jordan Myhre has Long QT syndrome, a heart rhythm condition that can leave someone vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest. Long QT syndrome is rare, and often goes undiagnosed. That […]

AED Lawsuits: Family sues after teen is left disabled

AED lawsuits: No AED at a Maryland pool, family sues. It was a parent’s nightmare. Three years ago, 15-year-old James Becker, a healthy, active teen and a member of his school’s swim team, nearly drowned at the local swim club. His mother and others saw him struggling in the water and pulled him from the […]

Salaried Doctors: Cardiac Science for the week of July 27

Heartsafe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology President Obama envisions doctors earning salaries, not fees President Barack Obama gave Americans a glimpse of the healthcare future as he sees it, holding up as an example the well-known Cleveland Clinic. In reporting the story, The New York Times described […]

$1 million donation for AEDs in Canada: Cardiac Science for the week of June 1

Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology SCA survivors make the case for AEDs When 17-year-old Curtis Rosenau (pictured) went into cardiac arrest on the basketball court two years ago, he was fortunate. There was an automated external defibrillator (AED) available, and rescuers used it to re-start his heartbeat. The Edmonton teenager, […]