Tag Archives: sports AED

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 […]

New Jersey teen dies; suffered cardiac arrest at baseball practice [VIDEO]

Sophomore Thomas Adams, 16, died after being hit in the chest by a pitched baseball. Adams, catcher for the Garfield High School team in Garfield, N.J., was wearing a chest protector when he was hit by the pitch. He went into cardiac arrest and later died at nearby St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. It’s likely […]

AED and CPR save sudden cardiac arrest victim at country club

Two years ago, the volunteer emergency medical services in Seven Lakes, North Carolina, invested in two Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). On Wednesday, one of those AEDs was involved in the rescue of man who collapsed with cardiac arrest while playing tennis at a country club. “He’d been playing tennis at the club when he went […]

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 […]

Defibrillator saves 13-year-old; cardiac arrest not just for the old [VIDEO]

Josh McKeel, the coach and athletic director at Calloway County High School, is a big advocate for automated external defibrillators. That’s why his parents, Al and Jan McKeel, donated a Powerheart AED G3 to the Kentucky high school’s athletic department last month. They made the donation in memory of McKeel’s late grandparents. Two days later, on August […]