American Heart Association

8-year-old revived after heart stops on playground

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sofia Montoya had been practicing her favorite song for her elementary school’s talent show April 22. She sang Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” over and over again with her mother, Shawna.

But Sofia didn’t make it to the show.

The bubbly, bright third-grader at Farallone View Elementary in […]

NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

MLB names major award after Heart of 29 inspiration Rod Carew

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

SAN DIEGO – Long before Rod Carew started the Heart of 29 campaign with the American Heart Association, he distinguished himself as one of the best hitters in baseball history by winning seven American League batting titles, the most by any player since 1920.

Major League Baseball […]

Carew, Heart of 29 a hit at All-Star FanFest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

SAN DIEGO – The last time paramedic Mark Bonney saw Rod Carew, the Baseball Hall of Famer was clinging to life. Not only was Carew having a heart attack, his blood pressure was too low for him to receive medication that might boost his […]

Told pregnancy too dangerous, cardiac arrest survivor has baby via surrogate, friend

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 31, Kristi Soule blacked out. Doctors initially diagnosed her with a heart attack. But after eight days in the hospital, doctors discovered a viral infection had attacked her heart and greatly decreased its function.

After that, Soule started paying more attention to her heart health.

“I […]

Actor, director of CPR video share personal connections to heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When taking on roles, actors often ask themselves, “What’s my motivation?” For those who made “Mama Knows Best,” the answer was simple: to save lives.

In the new video from the American Heart Association, two siblings grapple with the suggestions of their lovingly overbearing mother. But […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: CPR, Hispanic, multicultural|Tags: , |3 Comments

What’s it like to live with an LVAD?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: With today being the 29th of the month, American Heart Association News is featuring another story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a […]

New York’s class of 2016 is first to graduate with CPR skills

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Graduating seniors across New York State are the first student class to graduate with Hands-Only CPR skills as a result of legislation that went into effect this school year.

“They started with ABC’s and finished with CPR. Three little letters can make all the difference.

Congratulations Class […]

Women less likely to receive procedures for cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women cardiac arrest patients are less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving procedures to look for and open blocked coronary arteries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Procedures such as angiography and angioplasty help boost cardiac arrest survival rates, but […]

Mobile devices, social media may improve emergency heart, stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, according to a new scientific statement.

The statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, is based on studies that evaluated the effectiveness of digital […]