Tag Archives: sports AEDs

Adam’s Angels race raises funds for AEDs

BurkePatch.com reports that hundreds of runners took to the streets for the first annual Adam’s Angels 5K run. The race, last month in Fairfax, Virginia, honored the memory of local student athlete and artist Adam Seymour. Adam died of sudden cardiac arrest last August after he collapsed during a training run with his college soccer team. Steve […]

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 […]

West Virginia University installs AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of August 30

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology West Virginia University Foundation installs AEDs The West Virginia University Foundation recently made its building at One Waterfront Place “heartsafe” by installing automated external defibrillators(AEDs) on all seven floors. The new Powerheart G3 defibrillators, located in the hallways beside the elevator banks, […]

Commotio cordis causes teen’s fatal cardiac arrest; No AED present

Teen ballplayer Andrew Cohn died of commotio cordis after a collision with another player during a game. Medical authorities announced last week that teenage ballplayer Andrew Cohn died of commotio cordis, a fatal heart rhythm triggered by a blow to the chest. The accident occurred May 15 in Jacksonville, Florida. Cohn, 15, was playing first […]

Experts urge AEDs for Europe’s sports arenas

More than 25% of Europe’s major sports arenas lacked AEDs. A study published last month in the European Heart Journal said that many European sports arenas are ill-equipped to deal with cardiac events that may strike spectators, players, or officials. Researchers surveyed 187 sports arenas in 10 countries that played host to 190 football (soccer) clubs. During the 2005-2006 […]