American Heart Association

AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With his affable demeanor and easy smile, it’s hard to imagine ruffling Dr. Robert Sanchez.

But there’s one thing that provokes his ire every time.

“When I hear the statistics of people who suffer a cardiac arrest and don’t receive CPR, it’s upsetting,” said Sanchez, a cardiologist at […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

After friend’s fatal heart attack, Chicago construction executive is building healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The last time Chicago construction executive Jim Hill spoke to his friend and colleague Bob Krier, everything seemed just fine.

After all, it was Bob and Andrea Krier’s 31st anniversary. It was two days before Thanksgiving. There were plenty of reasons for the couple to be […]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , |Comments Off on After friend’s fatal heart attack, Chicago construction executive is building healthier lives

CPR is key to survival of sudden cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

CPR increases the possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. But it’s not just trained professionals who can jump in to perform CPR. There are simple, lifesaving steps any bystander can take.

“We think it should be a basic life skill,” such as knowing to call 911 when […]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on CPR is key to survival of sudden cardiac arrest

CPR training now offering augmented reality technology

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Augmented reality is transforming various aspects of medicine, and now it’s going to help train people to save lives using CPR.

Augmented reality – a technology that creates views of computer-generated images in real-life environments – already includes medical uses such as training for minimally invasive […]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Health, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on CPR training now offering augmented reality technology

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: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Training CPR rescuers, one traveler at a time

Many Americans afraid to perform CPR

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Only half of Americans can be counted on to perform CPR in an emergency, a new survey finds.

Even more – 61 percent – worry they could unintentionally injure the victim. It’s a concern highest among minorities: 70 percent of African-Americans, 67 percent of […]

Man saves co-worker after watching Hands-Only CPR video

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A daily ritual of reading the newspaper helped a New York City man learn a skill that he would later use when saving his co-worker’s life.

On the subway on his way to work, David Martinez, 55, peruses The Washington Post on his […]

Police officer honored in Dubai for saving a life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A CPR-trained Dubai police officer is being recognized in the United Arab Emirates — the country’s first recipient of an award for rescuers who have used American Heart Association training to save or sustain a life.

Corporal Mohammed Naji Ali Dabos, who helped save a heart […]

Alexa can tell you the steps for CPR, warning signs of heart attack and stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The voice-activated Amazon Echo device answers thousands of everyday requests, like setting a timer, playing music, ordering a pizza or changing a thermostat.

Now, the device includes new information that can help save someone’s life.

Alexa, the friendly voice of the Amazon Echo, for the first time provides instructions […]

Saved with CPR, paralyzed airman keeps faith

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Ignacio Montoya and his father, also named Ignacio, won the visa lottery to legally get out of Cuba in 1997, when Montoya was 6.

His mother, Carmen, had died two years earlier from leukemia. After his wife’s death, Montoya’s father had no reason to […]