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Cardiac Science Powerheart® is the 100th AED donated by AtlantiCare Heart Heroes

AtlantiCare Foundation presented a Cardiac Science automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Boardwalk Ambassadors on July 23, 2013, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The AED was the 100th AED donation that AtlantiCare has made since 2002 through the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program. “When your […]

AEDs Donated In Honor of 8-Year-Old Baseball Player

An automated external defibrillator (AED) has been donated to a local baseball park located in Union City, Indiana, in honor of 8-year-old, Dylan Williams, who died during practice for an all-star game when he was hit by a baseball.  An AED was not available when the accident occurred. However, had an AED been available, it may have made a […]

Athletic Trainer Revives Basketball Player with an AED

On Wednesday, July 17, April Daniels, an athletic trainer from Cardinal Stritch University, was working at an Amateur Athletic Union* (AAU) basketball tournament at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin when a teenage basketball player, 17, collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Daniels later told Fox 6 WITI TV in Milwaukee, “He did have a […]

Study Finds Adults Represent 2/3 of SCA Cases in Schools

A recent five-year study by Michigan researchers has revealed surprising information on the nature of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events in schools: Victims tend to be adults and rarely occur at sporting events despite most SCAs occurring after 5 p.m. Case-in-point: Our recent blog entry [Parents and Student Save Grandfather’s Life During a High School […]

Students Save a Life During High School Concert

Longwood High School 11th and 12th Grade Music and Art Festival became secondary to a real-life drama when John Ronan, a local grandparent who was watching his grandson, went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and collapsed.