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'The most terrifying thing I've ever done:' Mom trained in CPR saves son's life

Doctors later determined that Michael has Long QT Syndrome, a heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. During Michael's visit, a surgeon asked Stephanie a question about Michael's incident that caught her off-guard. "It was, 'why do we all know CPR?' And I kind of looked at him ...

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Driver's life saved with AED

Responders helped save a life with an automated external defibrillator (AED) when a driver was in cardiac arrest Wednesday. Cookeville Police Officer Justin Long and firefighter Travis Lee were off duty when a bystander flagged them down near Broad Street for help, according to the PCSO news ...

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Four Recognized for Saving Man's Life With CPR in Afton

On November 6, 2017, 70-year-old Bruce Dailey collapsed during a lifeguard certification class after suffering from a heart attack. The four women quickly sprang into action to perform CPR and give Dailey three shocks with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) before getting taken to the hospital.

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Girl saved by firefighters, nurses at basketball tournament after falling into cardiac arrest

Scottsburg Fire Chief James Richey told WDRB-TV the 5th grade girl collapsed on the sideline of one of the courts, and several nurses who were watching the games immediately sprang into action to work to revive her. Richey said a nearby AED, an automated external defibrillator, made the difference ...

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Do you know the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?

A cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and can cause death within minutes if the victim isn't treated. While the two heart conditions are different, they are linked as a sudden cardiac arrest can occur after a heart attack – or during recovery.

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1 in 5 NBA players have heart scans that appear abnormal, study reveals

'Basketball players may be playing longer, but we have shown that players do develop significant changes with exercise,' David Engel, lead author of the study which was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public

Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...

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Man thanks those who brought him back to life

Through CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator installed at the pool, they were able to get White's pulse back. Dover Fire and Rescue ...

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November Patient e-News - 2017

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Irishman 'brought back to life six times after receiving shocks to his heart from a defibrillator' joins ...

Barry suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on a swimming outing with his three sons, Adam, 12, Evan, ten, and Hugo, seven, at the University of Limerick ...

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