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 […]

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

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 […]

Missouri high-schoolers to learn CPR before graduation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Missouri has become the 34th state to add CPR training to its high school curriculum. Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill Tuesday, shortly after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed similar legislation.

The Missouri bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters), was motivated to introduce the […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Ohio becomes 33rd state to offer CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coming in at No. 33, Ohio is the newest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students. The bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

“House Bill 113 is bipartisan, common sense legislation that will have an immediate impact for all communities […]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , |3 Comments

CPR trainer saved by CPR at American Heart Association office

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A woman suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a meeting about CPR training at an American Heart Association office, where she was revived thanks to CPR and quick-acting emergency responders.

The Kentucky woman had traveled to the emergency cardiovascular care volunteer meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday […]

12-year-old learns CPR during 911 call to save mom

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lying on the floor unconscious, choking from food blocking her airway, Kimberly Glen’s life depended on her 12-year-old daughter Kinsey and the woman giving instructions over the phone.

The story has a happy ending, but it underscores the importance of CPR and the need to learn […]

Cardiologist helps save boy who collapsed on basketball court

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For years, New Hampshire cardiologist Jon Wahrenberger has pushed for two guidelines that would help save lives in an emergency: teaching CPR in schools and equipping public facilities with AEDs, a machine to shock a stopped heart back into action.

Then he took his son to […]

Texas middle-schooler saves dad with CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a cardiac arrest, every second matters. Luckily, 12-year-old Aerin Thomas didn’t have to whip out her phone to check what to do when her dad’s heart stopped. She’d already been trained.

Aerin and her mom, Angela, were at a grocery store when they got a call from […]