Tag Archives: Texas AEDs

Sports program AED saves a 13-year-old’s life

What could have been a very sad start to the fall sports season at Azle Junior High in Azle, Texas, had a happy ending when bystanders used the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to restart a 13-year-old football player’s heart. Firefighter Mike Leatherwood with a Powerheart AED G3 similar to the one used to save […]

Project HeartSafe brings AEDs to Texas communities

Great Plains Ag Credit leaders receive Phelps-Martin Award for Project HeartSafe (Photo: Farm Credit Council) The award-winning HeartSafe project developed by Great Plains Ag Credit has provided more than 70 Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to first responders and other key public safety agencies in the Texas Panhandle. GPAC Board Chairman Dennis Anthony and CEO Tim […]

Scouts on raft trip rescue sudden cardiac arrest victim

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Idaho Scouts use CPR and AED to save sudden cardiac arrest victim When a friend suffered sudden cardiac arrest on a rafting trip, Boy Scouts started CPR and headed for a dock where rangers had an AED. Just […]

Dr. Oz: Heart screening, AEDs in schools, save kids’ lives [VIDEO]

Recently Dr. Mehmet Oz, professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York and host of the syndicated TV program The Dr. Oz Show,  took an in-depth look at what parents can do to prevent sudden cardiac death — what he terms “the number one sudden killer in children.” The show began by reviewing the […]

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 […]