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Heart, kidney transplant under way for Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew is undergoing a heart and kidney transplant. The surgery began around midnight Pacific time on Friday and is expected to take up to 18 hours.

“Please keep Rod in your prayers,” his family said in a statement released […]

Baseball legend Rod Carew undergoing heart, kidney transplant

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew spent Thursday in a hospital preparing to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago. Doctors also planned […]

Saved with CPR, paralyzed airman keeps faith

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Ignacio Montoya and his father, also named Ignacio, won the visa lottery to legally get out of Cuba in 1997, when Montoya was 6.

His mother, Carmen, had died two years earlier from leukemia. After his wife’s death, Montoya’s father had no reason to […]

Frequent simulation-based training may improve CPR proficiency among hospital staff

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A new training model improved CPR skills in a clinical setting, according to research presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Currently, hospital staff are only required to undergo formal CPR training every two years. This […]

Hands-only CPR boosts bystander resuscitation in Sweden

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – Since guidelines have endorsed the use of compression-only or Hands-Only CPR by people not trained or unwilling to provide rescue breaths during resuscitation attempts, Swedish bystanders are trying to help at a far greater rate.

Using a national registry in Sweden of 23,169 […]

Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs before cardiac arrest may aid survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to a study released Saturday.

The study from Taiwan researchers was presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart […]

CPR skills low among older adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — CPR increases the chance of survival after sudden cardiac arrest, yet knowledge of this lifesaving procedure is low in many communities, especially among older adults, according to studies presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

In two […]

Hospitalized children less likely to survive late-night cardiac arrests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A large, nationwide study of children who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital has revealed an under-recognized and potentially preventable problem.

Hospitalized children who have a cardiac arrest and are resuscitated by hospital staff between 11 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. are less likely to survive […]

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign part of World Series Game 3 broadcast

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign was part of the action for Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday night.
The campaign’s logo was woven throughout the bow tie worn by MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal […]

Motivational speaker suffers cardiac arrest, turns ‘power of one’ message into ‘power of many’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stephen Sroka, Ph.D., was addressing public school staffers about the growing heroin addiction problem in Ohio when he remarked, “I feel tired.”

A well-known motivational speaker, Sroka had been talking about difficulties in his own life growing up in poverty. He sometimes uses a dash of […]