Tag Archives: SCA

Teen who survived sudden cardiac arrest helps rescue classmate

Ward Alternative School Principal Grady Pruitt with Powerheart AED donated by the Indianapolis chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Assocation. Wtih him, left to right: Kristi Polcsak, her son Tyler Byall, and school nurse Mary Hess. 18-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school senior Tyler Byall has confronted sudden cardiac arrest, not just once but twice in the […]

Canada and Ontario launch $10 million AED funds for sports centres and hockey arenas

The premier of Ontario has announced a $10 million fund to deploy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the province. Premier Dalton McGinty said the$10 million in Ontario AED funding will focus on placing AEDs in public access settings such as hockey arenas, recreation centres and high-activity schools. The Ontario AED funding follows on an April announcement by Canadian […]

Emilie’s story: Why parents must know about Long QT Syndrome (Video)

Each year an estimated 325,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The Heart Rhythm Society estimates that about 7,000 of these deaths are children and infants. In 1997, Christine Puricelli of Chandler, Arizona, lost her 22-year-old daughter Emilie to SCA caused by a genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome. The warning […]

How to get the most out of your AED purchase

Purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a major step toward protecting your organization, your customers, and the wider community. You can get the most out of your AED purchase by making sure the AED is easy to find in an emergency, letting people know that it’s available, showing staff how it works, and arranging for CPR […]

Project HeartSafe brings AEDs to Texas communities

Great Plains Ag Credit leaders receive Phelps-Martin Award for Project HeartSafe (Photo: Farm Credit Council) The award-winning HeartSafe project developed by Great Plains Ag Credit has provided more than 70 Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to first responders and other key public safety agencies in the Texas Panhandle. GPAC Board Chairman Dennis Anthony and CEO Tim […]