Tag Archives: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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 […]

Sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court: Another sports tragedy [VIDEO]

Just minutes after Wes Leonard shot the game-winning basket for Fennville High School, he lay lifeless on the floor of the court. A spectator began CPR, 911 was called, but it is not clear if the school had an automated external defibrillator (AED) or if one was used before paramedics arrived on the scene. When the ambulance […]

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 […]