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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: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New guidelines aim to prevent sudden cardiac death

Seizures in a grocery store parking lot reveal man’s irregular heartbeat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the Reese family, it had started out as a typical Saturday on March 21, 2015. Curtis Reese managed sons Garner, then 6, and Evan, then 4, while his wife Melanie attended a family baby shower.

He shuttled the kids around, picking up the equipment for […]

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 […]

New research could prevent sudden death in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

A hereditary heart disorder that strikes children or young adults who seem otherwise healthy is getting a deeper look, as researchers look for […]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: Children, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New research could prevent sudden death in kids

Some long QT syndrome patients may benefit from ICDs before cardiac arrest occurs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators can prevent life-threatening rhythms in patients with a hereditary heart rhythm disorder (Long QT Syndrome), including those who have not previously suffered cardiac arrest, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

ICDs are recommended to treat long QT […]

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Health, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Some long QT syndrome patients may benefit from ICDs before cardiac arrest occurs

Some young athletes with heart disease cleared to play under new recommendations

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young athletes diagnosed with certain heart problems may for the first time be eligible to play competitive sports under new recommendations from the nation’s two leading heart groups.

The scientific statement, issued Monday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, says athletes ages […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Husband, wife exemplify the importance of knowing CPR

With a degree from Missouri State in sports medicine, and as the owner of CrossFit Springfield, Jeremy Mhire knew all about performing CPR.

He’d never used those skills, though – not until his wife needed her life to be saved.
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It was April 2008, and Jeremy, Jenny and their 8-week-old son […]

August 6th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on STORIES FROM THE HEART: Husband, wife exemplify the importance of knowing CPR