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According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of all American women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. It can develop at any age- as early as age 20 – and, for one in three women, heart disease leads to death.
A British bride, who works as a nurse, gave a man CPR when he suddenly collapsed at her wedding, prompting U.K. tabloids to declare she gave the man the “kiss of life.”
Kylie and Russell Cox were slated to get married when a guest collapsed and she gave the man mouth-to-mouth CPR in a purported heart [...]
Trevor Brown didn’t think or hesitate, he just acted when he saw a stranger have a cardiac event and stop breathing at Del Mar Highlands Town Center on April 10.
By now you know the story—or at least think you do: A nursing home nurse sees an 87-year-old resident in cardiac arrest and calls 911. Despite desperate pleas of the call center operator, the nurse refuses to do CPR and the resident dies.
Except most of the story isn’t true. Lorraine Bayless lived at a Bakersfield [...]
Thanks to the AHA for this valuable study!
Many hospitalized children survive after prolonged resuscitation (more than 35 minutes) for cardiac arrest.
Oct. 13, 2012, was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right.
Chad Jackson was in a foul mood. The truck he relied upon for his summer lawn-mowing business was broken down. Some of his customers wanted their lawn mowed, which exacerbated his grumpiness. It was October. Who mows their lawn in October? But [...]
The Joint Committee on Transportation will be meeting on Wednesday and one of the bills up for discussion would require drivers to be certified in CPR.
The goal behind the proposed bill, number 6054, is “to increase cardiac arrest save rates by requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation training prior to the issuance of a motor vehicle operator’s license.”
The bill [...]
December 10, 2012
A new Japanese study shows that early compression-only CPR, without rescue breathing, kept more people alive with good brain function after they had a sudden cardiac arrest.
Survival rates of more than 40 percent were noted when cardiac arrests were observed, bystanders provided early compression-only CPR, and an electric shock was [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman called 911 recently and told dispatchers that her grandmother wasn’t breathing. The Columbus firefighter who took the call double-checked the address and phone number and then told the woman that they were going to start CPR together.
She hesitated but answered yes when Russell McGinnis asked whether she knew how to [...]
Approximately 460,000 individuals die every year from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest