American Heart Association

Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Patients, Research, Workplace|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 6:20 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dr. John Warner climbed off a stationary bike inside the Anaheim Convention Center and started walking across the street to his hotel.

It was a big day for Warner, part of a big week.

About 15,000 people from around the globe […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Emergency Response, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS – American Heart Association president John Warner went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered last month, his heart stopping for several minutes until an impromptu team of rescuers brought him back to life.

Warner’s heart attack made headlines, but the details of […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

AHAHEIM, California — A new study says that the odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is extremely low – even for people with heart disease.

Researchers analyzed records on 4,557 sudden cardiac arrest deaths around Portland, Oregon, between 2002 and 2015 and […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR in public and far more likely to die afterward, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events that occurred between 2011 and 2015 and released their preliminary results Saturday at American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

911 operators should provide CPR instructions, guidelines say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Emergency dispatchers should be taught how to give compression-only CPR instructions over the phone, according to updated CPR guidelines for adults and children issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association.

Such coaching is provided by only half of the nation’s 911 dispatchers, a 2015 study shows.

During […]

New guidelines aim to prevent sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s hard to predict sudden cardiac arrest. For people whose heart unexpectedly stops beating, roughly half didn’t have any earlier symptoms.

New guidelines issued Monday by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society may help doctors better identify people at risk […]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New guidelines aim to prevent sudden cardiac death

Training CPR rescuers, one traveler at a time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Indianapolis International Airport installed a Hands-Only CPR training kiosk in March 2016, Juan Muñoz, a police officer at the airport, made it a regular stop as he patrolled the terminals, trying it a couple times a week.

The interactive program, which measures quality of compression […]

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Training CPR rescuers, one traveler at a time

CPR in school laws take effect in eight new states this year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Noah Weeda collapsed during soccer drills in April 2015 at his Grand Rapids, Mich., high school, best friend Tyler Menhart called 911 and used CPR skills he learned as a Boy Scout.

In South Carolina, 18-year-old high school football player Ronald Rouse died in 2012 […]

Right time, right place helps Michigan woman survive cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many things had to go right for Shelley Wyant to survive a cardiac arrest four years ago.

First, she was lucky it didn’t happen 30 minutes earlier.

That day in May 2013 was like any other at the health insurance company where she worked in Flint, Michigan. […]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Right time, right place helps Michigan woman survive cardiac arrest