Tag Archives: ekg

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 […]

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 […]

In memory of Eric: Cardiac screening for teen athletes

More than 500 Steele Canyon High School students received free cardiac screenings, thanks to the family of Eric Paredes. Cardiac Science was proud to be involved Saturday at the first-ever cardiac screening for students at Steele Canyon High School in San Diego. More than 500 teens took advantage of free cardiac screenings, thanks to the […]

California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of June 28

  California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs. California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs The Poway Unified School District in San Diego has announced plans to put automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all 37 school buildings. The plan received a “go ahead” from the district’s board of trustees and their final approval […]

AED saves young athlete; father urges ECG screenings

Editor’s note: A little over a month ago our guest blogger, Larry Gurganious, nearly lost his son to sudden cardiac arrest. Larry would like to share his story with us for the purpose of greater cardiac awareness, especially among young athletes. Larry Gurganious: On February 2, 2010, my son collapsed three-fourths of the way through his high […]