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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 […]

Cardiac arrest survivor to play college hoops

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E.J. Galloway had just come off the court during a summer league basketball game when he suddenly collapsed. The seemingly healthy 16-year-old was in cardiac arrest.

His coach, Willie Swinney, knew exactly what to do. He started CPR. A parent from the opposing team, John Knight, […]

Arizona is 32nd state to offer CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school […]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Choctaw princess finishes final leg a year after her heart stopped during half marathon

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Those who know Mandy Steele say the things they love most about her are her humble manner and big heart.

It was Mandy’s truly big heart – the one with thickened walls due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – that would lead her to a death-defying experience as […]

Runner who collapsed at finish line lives to race again and hike the Appalachian Trail

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dustin Hadley plans to start hiking the nearly 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail right after he tackles the race at which he collapsed at the finish line six years ago.

If Hadley makes it the entire length of the trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to […]

Kentucky becomes 29th state to require CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new law that requires Kentucky students to learn CPR before high school graduation will take effect this summer with implementation during the 2016-2017 school year.

Kentucky is the 29th state to require the training for students. The legislation, signed by the state’s governor on Saturday, requires that […]

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , |0 Comments