Tag Archives: PAD programs

World Heart Day: Saving lives through education and action

September 29 is World Heart Day, a time to focus attention on what can be done to promote heart health and prevent cardiac disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year. Across the globe people are holding events, conducting health screenings, and attending conferences on […]

CPR and AED awareness week: Public access defibrillation and heart-safe communities

What better time than national CPR and AED Awareness Week to look at your community and ask “How heart-safe are we?” • Are your schools, public buildings, swimming pools, and sports fields equipped with automated external defibrillators? • Does your community require large and mid-size buildings where employees, members, or customers gather to have AEDs and […]

Electronic health record usage: 40 percent of doctors | Cardiac Science for the week of Jan. 25

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Electronic medical records used by 40 percent of office-based physicians A 2009 EHR survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 40 percent of office-based physicians are working with electronic health records. […]

San Diego Aims High, Mandates AEDs in Tall Buildings

San Diego took a giant step toward its goal of becoming “America’s Safest City” this week when the city council voted unanimously to require new buildings — including stores, churches, hotels, restaurants, schools, and theaters — to install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for public use. “Having AEDs readily accessible would reduce the response time for […]