Tag Archives: CPR

Reducing firefighters’ risk of sudden cardiac arrest: Cardiac Science for the week of Nov. 1

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Reducing firefighters’ risk of sudden cardiac arrest Seattle’s KING 5 reports that University of Pittsburgh researchers are testing two high-tech cooling techniques to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among firefighters. Smoke, toxic fumes, searingly hot temperatures, and exertion […]

First bystander AED save in Novi Sad, Serbia [VIDEO]

On Oct. 7, in Novi Sad, Serbia, a railway station employee conducted the city’s first layperson rescue using an automated external defibrillator(аутоматизовани екстерни дефибрилатор). A 55-year-old man had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest on the platform at the city train station. According to a statement from the office of the Novi Sad mayor, a doctor and a […]

Sudden cardiac arrest: What Congress can do to save lives

CPR doubles the chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, but only one in four SCA victims receive CPR from a bystander. Marking the 50th anniversary of CPR, 43 heart health organizations have asked Congress to take action to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — a leading cause of death in the U.S. The Sudden […]

Powerheart AED distributor rescues Budapest cardiac arrest victim

Gyula Ősz was in Budapest’s Bosnyak open-air market shopping for flowers on his way to a wedding when he heard a woman call for help. He found a man collapsed in the marketplace, an apparent victim of sudden cardiac arrest. An airline pilot had also responded, and the pilot began CPR while Ősz ran to […]

Defibrillator sales rep uses her AED to save her husband’s life

Many husbands refer to their wives as “life savers,” but in Peter Marton’s case it’s literally true. On June 10 Marton, a Honda specialist, was with a group of friends enjoying an after-work outing at go-kart track near Sydney, New South Wales. His wife, Catherine Rees, was sitting in the grandstand at Easton Creek Karts […]