American Heart Association

After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If Bernie Dennis wanted, he could brag about his distinguished career, including being vice president at the tech giant Oracle. But he’s way more interested in telling you about his family.

As he speaks to a reporter, his two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, wait for […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Attack|Tags: , , |Comments Off on After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

Kansas man has new appreciation for EMS, bystander CPR after cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After 24 years as a paramedic, Joe Stellwagon doesn’t take successful resuscitation of a cardiac arrest patient for granted.

“When things go right, and you see the eyes blinking, it’s just a great feeling,” said Stellwagon, a paramedic with Johnson County MED-ACT in Overland Park, Kansas.

Stellwagon […]