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Foundation offers heart screening event at Kansas State University

Poster at the Anthony Bates Foundation heart screening event at KSU

The Anthony Bates Foundation held a heart screening event at Kansas State University on Sept. 11, providing exams for close to 300 college athletes, student athletes from area high schools, and other community members. The event at the K-State Alumni Center is one of dozens organized by the Anthony Bates Foundation, which has a goal […]

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 […]

Olivia’s story: A young life lost to sudden cardiac arrest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Corinne Ruiz shares with us the heartbreaking story of her daughter Olivia, who died at age 14 from sudden cardiac arrest attributed to Long QT Syndrome. April 22, 2004, my life was changed forever. My 14-year-old daughter, Olivia Corinne Hoff, died of sudden cardiac arrest. Olivia was the perfect picture of health, so I thought. She […]

Dr. Oz: Heart screening, AEDs in schools, save kids’ lives [VIDEO]

Recently Dr. Mehmet Oz, professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York and host of the syndicated TV program The Dr. Oz Show,  took an in-depth look at what parents can do to prevent sudden cardiac death — what he terms “the number one sudden killer in children.” The show began by reviewing the […]