Tag Archives: Commotio Cordis

US Lacrosse takes stand against SCA by providing AED grants to 33 organizations

Lacrosse AED grants

Since 2007 US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s, women’s, and youth lacrosse, has partnered with Cardiac Science to provide grants to help lacrosse organizations purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Grants totaling $16,000 were presented to 33 organizations in 21 states in 2014. “Having an AED on hand protects not just the players but coaches and spectators,” […]

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 […]

AEDs for sports: A NY lacrosse tourney raises money in honor of fallen student [VIDEO]

When it comes to awareness of the need for automated external defibrillators(AEDs) at sports arenas, lacrosse players are at the top of the game. This past weekend the 5th annual John Mack Southern Tier Shoot Out Boys Lacrosse Tournament in Union, N.Y., hosted 59 lacrosse teams and more than 800 players for the nation’s largest lacrosse […]

New Jersey teen dies; suffered cardiac arrest at baseball practice [VIDEO]

Sophomore Thomas Adams, 16, died after being hit in the chest by a pitched baseball. Adams, catcher for the Garfield High School team in Garfield, N.J., was wearing a chest protector when he was hit by the pitch. He went into cardiac arrest and later died at nearby St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. It’s likely […]

Defibrillator saves 13-year-old; cardiac arrest not just for the old [VIDEO]

Josh McKeel, the coach and athletic director at Calloway County High School, is a big advocate for automated external defibrillators. That’s why his parents, Al and Jan McKeel, donated a Powerheart AED G3 to the Kentucky high school’s athletic department last month. They made the donation in memory of McKeel’s late grandparents. Two days later, on August […]