Tag Archives: Commotio Cordis

AEDs protect the Special Olympics: Cardiac Science for the week of July 26

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Cardiac Science donates AEDs for national Special Olympics Cardiac Science donated the Powerheart AEDs for the 2010 Special Olympics in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Special Olympics USA National Games took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, last week and Cardiac Science […]

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 […]

CPR and AED Awareness Week: Defibrillators in schools [PDF and VIDEO]

For many communities, the first priority when it comes to heart safety is putting automated external defibrillators in schools. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s crucial to equip schools with this life-saving equipment and provide training in its use: • Sudden cardiac arrest strikes people of all ages and all fitness levels. […]

Commotio cordis in sports: a link to lacrosse

Researchers have discovered a link between commotio cordis in young athletes and the popular sport lacrosse. Commotio cordis is an often-fatal heart rhythm abnormality triggered by a blow – even a relatively mild one – to the chest. Commotio cordis is rare, but it can be catastrophic when it occurs. A recent commotio cordis study, […]

Commotio cordis survival: Cardiac Science for the week of July 20

Heartsafe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Sports AEDs: Commotio cordis survival rate is just 15 percent Fourteen-year-old Hunter Cairns survived commotio cordis — rapid, ineffective heartbeat caused by a blow to the chest — making him one of the fortunate 15 percent of victims […]