Tag Archives: sudden cardiac death

School AEDs: Tennessee Senate passes new school defibrillator bill: Cardiac Science for the week of April 5

School AEDs: Tennessee Senate passes new school defibrillator bill Rhonda Harrill with picture of her son, Tanner Lee Jameson, who died of sudden cardiac arrest. (Photo: Mark A. Large/The Daily Times) A bill to encourage schools that have automated external defibrillators to place them near gyms and other sports venues passed the Tennessee Senate last week. The […]

AED saves young athlete; father urges ECG screenings

Editor’s note: A little over a month ago our guest blogger, Larry Gurganious, nearly lost his son to sudden cardiac arrest. Larry would like to share his story with us for the purpose of greater cardiac awareness, especially among young athletes. Larry Gurganious: On February 2, 2010, my son collapsed three-fourths of the way through his high […]

Depression and antidepressant use linked to sudden cardiac death

A recent analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study found that major depression in women is linked to sudden cardiac death. But researchers are still puzzling over what the respective roles of depression itself, and the use of antidepressant medications, play in that link. According to a report in Sudden Cardiac Arrest News, the […]

New Zealand cardiac arrest study: Cardiac Science for the week of April 6

Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Iowa House of Representatives studying AEDs in fitness centers The Iowa Advocacy Beat reports that the Iowa state Senate passed an AEDmandate for placement of AEDs in fitness centers. However, the legislation then stall in the House Human Resources Committee, which is studying […]

NBA star Ryan Gomes’ response to Stanley Myers’ SCA death

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Gomes lost his teammate Stanley Myers to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Gomes created Hoops for Heart Health to prevent young athletes from a similar fate. Gomes donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to gyms in 12 cities on the Timberwolves’ 2007 – 2008 season schedule, and is not stopping there. In this video from ESPN […]