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Young boy's life saved by CPR after sudden cardiac arrest

New Delhi: Timely intervention by doctors saved a 18-year-old boy's life from sudden cardiac arrest. The teenager had lost his mother and 12-year-old sister to similar malfunction of the heart. The doctor said after giving emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the teen's grandfather rushed him ...

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AHA: Florida lifeguards helped save man's life after cardiac arrest

HCM could have caused Bourne's heart to stop. Vigorous physical activity can trigger arrhythmias, which can lead to cardiac arrest in people with HCM. Bourne received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, because his risk for another cardiac arrest remained high. The pocket-watch-size ...

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Bystanders use defibrillator to help save boy in cardiac arrest

An automated external defibrillator stationed at the school was used, paramedics wrote in a news release issued Monday. The boy was playing indoor soccer when he collapsed, paramedics said. A cardiologist who was there started CPR while others retrieved the school's defibrillator. They then gave ...

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Hotel staff battled to save customer's life after cardiac arrest

A man who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest in a Cornish pub has returned to thank the people who rushed to save his life. Michael Priestley, 80, from Charmouth in Dorset, revisited the Paris Hotel in Coverack on the Lizard peninsula. The last time Mr Priestley was at the Paris Hotel in November ...

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A fishing trip which could have been his last

The fact Cliff Packham is alive to tell his story today is testament to a number of incredible people who came to his rescue. Picture: supplied. Nobody ever wants to have a heart attack – let alone in one of the most remote parts of Australia. With a bag full of fish and his mates in tow, Cliff Packham made ...

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'I've 'died' and come back to life NINE times' Cardiac arrest survivor tells his story

While I was in hospital I had lots of consultations with cardiologists who asked me about our family history and I was then diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It's an inherited disease where the muscle wall of the heart becomes stiff. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood ...

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Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

Previously diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow, White wasn't feeling well throughout the game. When it ended, he was headed outside to get some air but had to stop and sit in a chair in the hallway. Fearing the worst, White ...

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Wearable Defibrillator Reduces All Cause Mortality by a Third

Mortality benefit goes beyond that achieved with standard medical therapy alone, could help bridge patients to evaluation for ICD placement.

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