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Defibs Save Lives

Saving Shelly: Love, CPR and new rescue protocol brought woman from death

If an automated external defibrillator is available, use it. The fire rescue vehicle and ambulance each contained a defibrillator. Without that fire engine crew they couldn't have done the double protocol, Campion and Griffis said, giving credit to Shawn Smith, a paramedic/firefighter, and Ben Fort and ...

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Strangers at Walmart come together to save 8-month-old suffering from cardiac arrest

Those moments were the difference between life and death for 8-month-old girl, Hazel Nelson, who was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. A little over a week ago, the bubbly little girl had a close brush with the unthinkable when a quick trip to ...

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Life-saving devices to be installed at eight Gastonia parks

This month, the city will be expanding on that insurance policy, installing eight more defibrillators in spots where they're most likely to be needed. “They're life-changing,” said Gastonia Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Dellinger. “And they can be life-saving.” An automated external defibrillator, ...

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Shocking win provides Whanganui's Waimarie Paddle Steamer with new defibrillator

The automated external defibrillator was won for the Waimarie after trustee Val Vurtrum nominated it in a "Become a Heart Saver" campaign run by Heart Saver New Zealand. Waimarie manager Ann Petherick was shocked and pleased to win it. "If somebody has a heart attack up on the Waimarie, they ...

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CPR: Rescuing Someone Is Easier Than You Think

You don't need special training to keep someone alive with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or an automated external defibrillator (AED). Just follow these tips from Cleveland Clinic paramedic Daniel Solomon, American Heart Association regional faculty: Advertising Policy. Cleveland Clinic is a ...

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NFHS Foundation Provides More Than 400 AEDs to High Schools, State Associations

Continuing with its focus on the health and safety of high school student-athletes, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), through the NFHS Foundation, is equipping schools with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). In an effort to ensure that every high school in NFHS ...

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Davide Astori likely died from cardiac arrest, Fiorentina retire his No.13 jersey

ITALIAN footballer Davide Astori likely died from a cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his heart rate, Italian media reported on Tuesday following the initial results of his autopsy. His club Fiorentina also announced they will retire Astori's number 13 shirt in honour of the 31-year-old Italy international, ...

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Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator

Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when a bystander stepped in to apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) before emergency responders arrived, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

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East Toronto man reunites with paramedics who helped save his life

Smith started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Rozario did mouth to mouth, while Radcliffe used the school's automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock his friend's heart into a normal rhythm. Paramedics from Stations 42 and 46 arrived on the scene minutes later, assessed the situation and ...

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Survivor knows firsthand the benefits of automatic defibrillators

“I am a case study for the importance of an automated external defibrillator. If it hadn't been for that little machine, I wouldn't be alive today. You hope you never need to use one, but if you do, it is a lifesaver. I believe strongly in the Steven M. Gootter Foundation's efforts to distribute defibrillators in the ...

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