Tag Archives: public access defibrillation

How one city has successfully fought sudden cardiac arrest

Henderson, Nevada, the state’s second-largest city, has developed a comprehensive program to respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents. The result? The city of more than 265,000 residents has one of the nation’s best survival rates (50 percent) for victims of SCA caused by ventricular fibrillation. This year Henderson was designated a HeartSafe Community through […]

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 […]

Our new European AED contract [VIDEO]

As we recently reported, Cardiac Science won the contract for the first major public access defibrillation program in Spain. Spain becomes the first European country to have a wide network of automated external defibrillators(AEDs) to act immediately in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies. According to Dipsalut, Public Health organization of the Girona Council (Organismo de Salud Pública […]

Abbots Langley school receives life-saving equipment

Wayne Pope died suddenly just 10 days after his 30th birthday. A heart defibrillator could have saved his life. Now that vital piece of equipment has been presented to an Abbots Langley (UK) primary school to ensure that its staff and pupils could be saved in similar circumstances. Wayne died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), a rare […]

Danish principal: “There Ought to Be a Defibrillator in Every School”

“There ought to be a defibrillator in every school,” says Jan Thrane, principal of Denmark’s North Zealand Primary and Upper Secondary School (NGG). It is not yet common practice within Danish primary and upper secondary schools to have defibrillators at their disposal, but the principal of NGG would like to change this. Denmark’s Red flere liv (Save […]