Tag Archives: sudden death in young athletes

California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of June 28

  California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs. California school district aims to equip schools with AEDs The Poway Unified School District in San Diego has announced plans to put automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all 37 school buildings. The plan received a “go ahead” from the district’s board of trustees and their final approval […]

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 […]

School AEDs: They’re prepared at Porterfield College: Cardiac Science for the week of April 19

School AEDs: They’re prepared at Porterfield College We’re pleased to see new Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators at Porterville College in Porterville, California. The school, part of the Kern Community College District, recently added two new AEDs to protect the campus. The school had one existing AED that is being updated. The wall-mounted devices are available for […]