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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

Nurse-in-training’s use of CPR saves his father’s life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ben Bersick learned CPR as a Boy Scout and trained on it plenty while in nursing school. But the first time he actually had to use it was on his father, Michael Bersick.

The family had gathered in Salt Lake City last November for an early […]

Trip to the gym ends in cardiac arrest for California woman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cathie Lazarus likes to tell people she has two birthdays now. The one when she was born, and the other when bystanders performed CPR after her heart stopped on March 11, 2013.

Lazarus, who lives in Sherman Oaks, California, doesn’t remember much about the day she […]

CPR with rescue breaths as good as, possibly better than, compression-only CPR

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances as determined by American Heart Association volunteer and staff leaders.

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers reported that cardiac arrest victims fare better when first responders and […]

Texas teen uses babysitter CPR training to save her dad

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Michael DeMarco and his wife were probably in the best shape of their adult lives. They were slimming down, eating a paleo diet and doing cross-fit training. So when Michael felt weird while riding his stationary bike at home one morning, he called to his […]

AHA staffer uses CPR training to help save Ohio man

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Sonya Vezmar heard the shout – “Call 911!” – she immediately jumped into action.

Vezmar, who teaches CPR for the American Heart Association, heard the yelling while celebrating a friend’s birthday party at a Cleveland bowling alley on Halloween night.

She quickly ran over to see […]

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, CPR|Tags: , |3 Comments