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Teen collapses, dies playing soccer on Southside - Monday, October 20, 2014

A teen collapsed and died Monday while playing soccer at a Southside park.  Read More...

 
Saving Lives by Remembering a Teen Girl's Sudden Death - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Picture a vibrant high school senior doing everything she can to stay active – cheerleading and homecoming queen. Jessica Clinton was also a daddy's girl.  Read More...

 
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes - Friday, October 17, 2014

oung athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).  Read More...

 
House passes bill to require CR training for school coaches - Thursday, October 16, 2014

All school athletic coaches would be required to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, under legislation approved Thursday by the Massachusetts HouseRead More...

 
Living with long QT syndrome; teen fights for life he once had - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dylan Rose is just like any other teenager who loves playing and watching sports, but after being diagnosed with long QT syndrome, which is a heart rhythm disorder that causes fast and chaotic heartbeats, Rose is fighting for the life he once had.  Read More...

 
Collapsed player back at home, school - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

After collapsing during football practice, eighth grader Khalil Wallace, is back.  Read More...

 
Police release name of MSU student who died after collapsing in off-campus apartment - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 21-year-old Michigan State University student who died after collapsing in an off-campus apartment Tuesday is Navanjeet Sahi, of Novi, police said Wednesday.  Read More...

 
T.W. Josey senior, varsity basketball player dies after collapsing during pickup basketball game - Monday, October 13, 2014

A T.W. Josey High School student died Monday after collapsing during a pickup basketball game.  Read More...

 
Brandon Goyne Foundation champions EKG testing - Friday, October 10, 2014

It's the type of story we have all read about — a young athlete who appeared perfectly healthy just moments before dying suddenly.   Read More...

 
Jackson girl faces rare disease, fundraiser planned - Friday, October 10, 2014

Danielle DiBona’s life began to change the year her left leg swelled.  Read More...

 
First-ever guide for echocardiography in kids - Thursday, October 09, 2014

The American College of Cardiology has published the first appropriate use criteria (AUC) for initial outpatient transthoracic echocardiography to evaluate children with possible heart disease.  Read More...

 
Brothers will be Kid Captains when Hawkeyes host Indiana for Homecoming - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Mulder brothers are best friends. Noah, 14, is compassionate and responsible.  Read More...

 
Staten Island Teenager Who Collapsed on Football Field Died of Heart Condition, Not Heat: - Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Staten Island teenager who died after collapsing during varsity football practice last month died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood, the medical examiner said Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Defibrillator law less costly, not as difficult for schools than feared - Sunday, October 05, 2014

School districts in Illinois for the first time this year are required to teach students how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator.  Read More...

 
7-year-old boy collapses at Highland school, later dies - Friday, October 03, 2014

A 7-year-old boy collapsed at an elementary school in Highland and later died, authorities said Friday.  Read More...

 
Marfa ISD mourns death of student Andrew Madrid - Thursday, October 02, 2014

The sudden death of a popular high school student has silenced the halls at Marfa High School.  Read More...

 
Cardiac screenings inspired by story of MikeyD - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

More than 500 young people received potentially lifesaving heart screenings during an event that the Doherty family of Middletown organized as a way to pay it forward.  Read More...

 
Coroner: Crowder international student’s death likely caused by cardiac arrest - Monday, September 29, 2014

A Crowder College international student died of apparent cardiac arrest over the weekend after being spotted having respiratory problems along Highway 59 in Neosho.  Read More...

 
Detroit Pistons C Gray out with cardiac problem - Monday, September 29, 2014

Detroit Pistons center Aaron Gray is out indefinitely after suffering a cardiac episode last month. Read More...

 
Bystanders help rescue teen soccer player after collapse - Monday, September 29, 2014

A young soccer player recently went into cardiac arrest mid-game in Plano, but many there were determined to make sure he stayed alive.  Read More...

 
Salem Midget Football player dies after collapsing during practice - Monday, September 29, 2014

Salem Midget Football is mourning one of their players after he collapsed on the field during practice last week and died Sunday at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.  Read More...

 
Rolesville HS football player dies after collapsing Friday - Monday, September 29, 2014

The Rolesville High School football player who collapsed during a pregame warmup before a football game Friday against Southeast Raleigh died Monday morning.  Read More...

 
Happy 'birthday': Aquinas volleyball player from Grant celebrates anniversary of near-fatal collapse - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dayle Wood has a brand new "birthday," and she's thankful for every new day, week and year she has to live.  Read More...

 
Heart defect felled cross-country runner, who will have surgery - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gage Banks, the 13-year-old cross-country runner who collapsed last week, will have heart surgery to correct a congenital defect, a statement from his family said Sunday.  Read More...


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Lawsuit filed in death of Hartsville football player - Thursday, September 25, 2014

The family of the late Hartsville High School football player Ronald Rouse, 18,  have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hartsville High School, the South Carolina High School League, the Darlington County School Board, the South Carolina Board of Education, Lake Robinson Rescue Squad, Darlington County Emergency Preparedness and Darlington County.  Read More...

 
Clayton County 8th grader dies after seizure in class - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday night, a school community was mourning the death of a popular 8th grader at Pointe South Middle School in Clayton County.  Read More...

 
Youngster's cardiac arrest has potential happy ending - Thursday, September 25, 2014

On the afternoon of July 17, everything was in place to save a young life. Everybody was where they were supposed to be.  Read More...

 
Football player listed in critical condition - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Khalil Wallace, the eighth-grade Marshall Junior High School student who collapsed Monday on the field during football practice, is listed in critical condition at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, as of Tuesday afternoon.  Read More...

 
Cross country runner in critical condition after collapsing at meet - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A 13-year-old cross country runner is in critical condition after collapsing at a meet at Johnson County Community College Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

 
High school player's death sparks call for 'medical professional' at every PSAL practice - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In response to the death of Miles Kirkland-Thomas, the high school football player who collapsed and died on the field during a routine practice, the Staten Island Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations wants an athletic trainer or sports physician at every public high school athletic practice. Read More...

 
Cooper on H.S. footbal: Gridiron love affair for Pascack Hills' Cortazzo - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anthony Cortazzo doesn’t have to play football. Read More...

 
Screening, education aim to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Matters of the heart are serious business for young people. Read More...

 
ONLY ON 6: Krop Senior High Student Dies After Collapsing During P.E. Class - Monday, September 22, 2014

A high school sophomore has died after collapsing last week during a physical education class. Read More...

 
Update: Police do not suspect foul play in Spinks death - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a college basketball star from Greensboro who was found dead in his family's home Tuesday night. Read More...

 
Donoho senior has plenty of heart to play sports - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Axis Heathcock will go with Donoho football teammate Justin Foster on a recruiting trip to Samford this weekend. Read More...

 
Surline student who collapsed at school recovering in Grand Rapids - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Surline Middle School student who collapsed at school Sept. 15 is currently recovering in a Grand Rapids hospital. Read More...

 
29-year-old Omaha Mother Suffers Cardiac Arrest - Friday, September 12, 2014

A young mother goes to bed healthy. She ends up in cardiac arrest. Why her family history left her fighting for her life.  Read More...

 
North St. Paul Teen Dies Suddenly; Family Searching for Answers - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Mya Hughes, a bright-eyed sophomore at North High School in North St. Paul, died suddenly Monday night. Read More...

 
Neville Football Player Recovering - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Neville High School junior Cole Tracey fell to the ground in apparent cardiac arrest this afternoon during football practice. Read More...

 
SSC student dies after collapsing in parking lot - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Standish-Sterling Central High School student has reportedly died after collapsing in the school parking lot Sept. 10.  Read More...

 
Student uses CPR to save peer suffering heart attack - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A night of celebration turned deadly for a man in State College over the weekend until a young woman came to his rescue.  Read More...

 
Shanae, Daughter Of Late U of M Coach Larry Finch Collapses, Dies at Cheerleader Camp - Monday, September 08, 2014

Shanae Finch, daughter of late University of Memphis basketball coach Larry Finch, died over the weekend. Read More...

 
Death by Exercise: Preventing Cardiomyopathy, Back-to-School's Silent Killer - Saturday, September 06, 2014

Dorien “DJ” Garnett, a 17-year-old junior from Brockton High School in Massachusetts, had been a heathy sports star all his life, but while playing basketball one day in 2009, he suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Community Mourns Loss of 6-Year-Old - Friday, September 05, 2014

A family, community and school are mourning the loss of a bright young student. Read More...

 
Former JHS student gets credit for saving a life - Thursday, September 04, 2014

Aside from the three Rs — reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic — Jamestown students have taken on a fourth R — resuscitation. Read More...

 
3 East Hamilton Middle/High School teachers honored for saving student's life - Thursday, September 04, 2014

East Hamilton Middle/High School honored three teachers Wednesday morning for saving a student's life. Read More...

 
Free cardiac screenings are saving young lives - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Elgin High School Principal Jerry Cook is on a mission to ensure all 2,500 Elgin High students have an opportunity to be screened for signs of heart problems this month. Read More...

 
Curtis High School football player dies after collapsing at practice in Staten Island - Monday, September 01, 2014

A high school football player died Monday after he collapsed on his Staten Island field during practice, shortly after running sprints, his family said.  Read More...

 
16-year-old Calexico High School student dies - Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Calexico High School student died after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at school Friday afternoon, according to Calexico fire officials. Read More...

 
Family opens up after death of 13-year-old Pell City boy - Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two young girls are opening up shortly after the death of their brother, a 13-year-old who died after collapsing at his Pell City school on Thursday. Read More...

 
Nurses Resuscitate Collapsed Player during Watson Chapel Jr. High Game - Friday, August 29, 2014

Some nurses who were in the stands have resusitated a collapsed player during a junior high school football game. Read More...

 
Good Samaritans save runner in cardiac arrest along Schuylkill River - Friday, August 29, 2014

An athlete went into cardiac arrest during a jog along the Schuylkill River but the quick work of a group of Good Samaritans, including a doctor, helped save his life. Read More...

 
Parents push for testing kids’ hearts - Friday, August 29, 2014

 At first, nobody suspected Renee Langstaff’s goddaughter, Sydney, had a congenital heart defect. Read More...

 
Pell City eighth grader collapses in classroom, dies of heart problem - Thursday, August 28, 2014

A 13-year-old with a pre-existing heart condition collapsed in a classroom at Duran North Junior High School this morning and died. Read More...

 
Sac State student dies after collapsing during late-night basketball game - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 A 23-year-old student at California State University, Sacramento, died early Tuesday, shortly after he collapsed while playing basketball in a campus gymnasium. Read More...

 
Performing CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Read More...

 
Autopsy reveals Fayetteville football player died of arrhythmia - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A football player at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville who collapsed and died during practice last year suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. Read More..

 
Governor’s Signature Implements Sudden Cardiac Arrest Precautions for Student Athletes - Monday, August 25, 2014

Surrounded by student athletes from Middletown High School on the first day of school, Governor Markell signed legislation that requires the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (“DIAA”) to draft regulations to identify symptoms and risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes. Read More...

 
Teenage Belmont Abbey soccer player dies after collapse - Monday, August 25, 2014

A freshman soccer player at Belmont Abbey College has died nearly a week after collapsing during practice.  Read More...

 
Coroner: Heart issue may have killed Upstate HS athlete - Friday, August 22, 2014

The Spartanburg County coroner says a high school student who collapsed on the track and died may have had a heart-related issue. Read More...

 
Student dies during basketball practice - Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 14-year-old eighth grader from Fulton Junior High School in O’Fallon, Illinois died suddenly during a basketball practice Wednesday night. Read More...

 
Broome student dies after collapsing on track - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Broome High School student died after collapsing on the school’s track Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

 
State law requiring student CPR training signed in Burlington Township - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A statewide bill calling for mandatory CPR and automated external defibrillator instruction for high school seniors was signed into law Wednesday. Read More...

 
Kent State University football player dies unexpectedly - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Read More...

 
Student's heart research finding 'could be lifesaving' - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems. Read More...

 
Teen collapses at skate park, later dies - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Lockport teen collapsed suddenly Sunday afternoon at the Gregory Hayes Holler Memorial Skate Park in the City of Tonawanda and later died, officials said. Read More...

 
Oregon State Beavers guard Chai Baker collapses in men's basketball practice - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oregon State freshman guard Chai Baker was taken to a Corvallis hospital after collapsing at practice Tuesday afternoon, according to WJHG Newschannel 7 in Panama City, Florida. Read More...

 
HS Football Player Progressing After Collapsing At Practice - Sunday, August 17, 2014

A high school football player who collapsed at practice Saturday is still in the hospital with signs showing that the player will recover.  Read More...

 
Wake held for Yates High School basketball player who collapsed, died during pickup game - Friday, August 15, 2014

News of Houston ISD's Jack Yates High School being awarded back to back state basketball titles retroactively was bitter sweet Friday night. Read More...

 
Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome. Read More...

 
Grieving family donates life-saving devices - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nearly a decade ago, tragedy struck the Barcia family. Read More....

 
Simple screening could save the lives of student athletes - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Local 10 health specialist Kristi Krueger explains why -- and the two hospitals that are offering the service for free. Read More...

 
Update: Douglas County football player has died - Monday, August 11, 2014

He was a leader with big dreams and a passion for playing football. Read More...

 
Allen Central HS gathers to remember Trey Aldrich - Saturday, August 09, 2014

Hundreds of friends and family gathered at Allen Central High School to remember the life of a teenager who died earlier this week. Read More...

 
Coroner: Burrell football player died from heart tumor - Thursday, August 07, 2014

A Burrell High School football player collapsed Wednesday night during the year's first practice -- a workout designed to acclimate players to hot weather -- and died a short time later at a hospital. Read More...

 
Burrell High School football player collapses at practice, dies - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

 A Burrell High School football player died on Wednesday at the first day of heat acclimation practice for the team. Read More...

 
Spanish Fort sophomore football player recovering after apparent 'cardiac incident' on field - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The parents of a Spanish Fort sophomore are thanking the school’s football coaches and trainer two days after their son collapsed on the field during the first day of fall practice. Read More...

 
Terry Sanford soccer player collapses at practice - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Terry Sanford soccer player Garret Tart collapsed at a Wednesday morning workout, but was reportedly recovering with no complications later in the day. Read More...

 
Groups seek to flatline sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death among young athletes. A group of local citizens is hoping to change that by informing the public of the danger and what can be done to combat it. Read More...

 
50 AEDs Donated in Honor of 5-Year-Old Girl - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

50 automated external defibrillators were donated to volunteer fire companies Monday night in honor of a five-year-old girl who passed away from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Poplar Bluff football player collapses during 1st practice, coaches use CPR - Monday, August 04, 2014

A Poplar Bluff High School football player is in critical condition after he collapsed during the first day of practice on Monday, August 4 around 8:30 a.m. Read More...

 
Edison Students are Safer with Donation from the Janet Fund - Monday, August 04, 2014

The Janet Fund has donated crucial pieces of equipment to five schools in Edison in the fight to make New Jersey a heart safe state for children. Read More...

 
Carolinas HealthCare’s ‘Heart of a Champion’ program screens record number of students - Saturday, August 02, 2014

A record number of high school student athletes attended this year’s Heart of a Champion health screenings, the annual event that helps make sure students can safely play sports. 

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Marysville High's Scheive cleared to play after cardiac arrest - Saturday, August 02, 2014

Less than two months after suffering sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Reno, Marysville High senior Erik Scheive is back in action. Read More...

 
New Minn. law requires AEDs to be registered - Friday, August 01, 2014

Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, have saved thousands of lives. Read More...

 
Athletes' sudden heart deaths eclipse past estimates: study - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among athletes, but the incidence of such deaths has only been estimated, to date, because reporting has not been mandatory. Read More...

 
Six Weeks Later: Awaiting UNC Student’s Official Cause Of Death - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Six weeks after a 21-year-old UNC student died of what appears to be cardiac arrest, there still aren’t any official answers from the North Carolina medical examiner. Read More...

 
Peña Family Celebrates Signing of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Bill - Monday, July 28, 2014

State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) joined Victor, Giovanna, and Caesar Peña and Senators Carlo Leone and Bob Duff as Governor Malloy signed a law that will establish a sudden cardiac arrest awareness education program to educate students, parents, and school staff about the potential of sudden cardiac events during intramural and interscholastic athletics. Read More...

 
After son's death, St. Marys parents push for more heart-saving machines - Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Marys, Ga. — The bedroom at the top of the stairs is just as Andrew Cohn left it, a 15-year-old boy’s room, fixed in time.  Read More...

 
Janet’s Law will aid in cardiac arrests - Friday, July 25, 2014

Since Janet’s death, the Zilinskis have put themselves through the pain of recounting the event to any ear that will listen, all in the name of awareness. Read More...

 
Mournful father encourages free heart screening for students - Thursday, July 24, 2014

High school football season is right around the corner but before your kids put on their pads for practice you'll want to hear this. Read More...

 
Kevin Major Tournament celebrates hockey and supports charities - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Three weeks after Kevin J. Major of Westfield died of hypotrophic cardiomyopathy, his family and friends put together a fund-raising hockey tournament bearing his name. Read More...

 
Fort Smith 7-Year-Old Dies At North Texas Water Park - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Fort Smith child died Monday at a water park in north Texas.  Read More...

 
Former Illini player dies practicing in Minnesota - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest on Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. Read More...

 
Toddler Dies After 'Cardiac Event' At Edmond Park - Sunday, July 20, 2014

It was a tragic day at the park for the family in Edmond on Sunday. Read More...

 
FDA issues warning after teen dies from caffeine overdose - Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of a LaGrange teen.  Read More...

 
‘Tommy’s heart’ saves other teens - Friday, July 18, 2014

Thomas “Tommy” Smith was just 17 when he died at his Flushing home on Jan. 29, 2011 — the victim of an undetected enlarged heart. This condition led to sudden cardiac death, with a zero percent survival rate, according to the emergency room physician who treated Smith. Read More...

 
Orange County Teen Athlete Dies After Collapse - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An Orange County high school tennis star who collapsed over a week ago during a workout died Wednesday afternoon, her parents confirmed in a statement.  Read More...

 
Heart screening can help prevent sudden cardiac death in kids - Monday, July 14, 2014

Every year more than 110 athletes die of heart problems. Most of the time it's from sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Joint Base Charleston mourns the sudden death of a reservist - Sunday, July 13, 2014

Staff Sgt. Richard Spofford, a 26-year-old reservist assigned to the 315th Maintenance Group at Joint Base Charleston, passed away Saturday, July 12, at Trident Medical Center after collapsing during his Air Force Physical Fitness test. Read More...

 
Youth pastor counts his blessings - Saturday, July 12, 2014

He may stand 6 foot 4, but Cameron Stevens is the first to admit he's not much of a basketball player. Read More...

 
Teen Athlete Heart Screening Raises Questions - Friday, July 11, 2014

Melanie Kirk goes to just about every one of her son Evan's football games. Read More...

 
High School Tennis Player Who Collapsed After Run Remains In Critical Condition - Thursday, July 10, 2014

A student athlete from Orange County remained in critical condition Thursday after collapsing on the tennis court in Anaheim after a run two days ago. Read More...

 
11 yr old dies of heart attack after 5K run - Thursday, July 10, 2014

An 11 year old is diagnosed with mere heartburn, then drops dead from a heart attack. Read More...

 
Child who went into cardiac arrest at Milford pool dies - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A 10-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest during a swimming class at a Milford pool over the weekend has died, according to police. Read More...

 
Boy goes into cardiac arrest during swim lesson in Milford - Monday, July 07, 2014

A 10-year-old boy went into cardiac arrest during a swim lesson at a pool in Milford on Sunday afternoon.  Read More...

 
Marfan diagnosis will help prevent sudden deaths on courts and fields - Monday, July 07, 2014

Brooke Pulliam, 14, wants to have a T-shirt made that would read, “Yes, I’m tall.” and “No, I don’t play basketball.” Read More...

 
Former Stillwater High football player Blake Carter dies at 27 - Saturday, July 05, 2014

The Navy football brotherhood lost one of its most beloved members last weekend when Blake Carter died unexpectedly. Read More...

 
Local woman working to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Michele Wenhold waved goodbye to her son in 2004, watched him ride his bike off to school like every other day and about an hour later, she got a call that her perfectly healthy son had suddenly stopped breathing.  Read More...

 
Off-duty trooper saves man’s life at local fitness center - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A veteran New York State Police trooper on Monday used his training, quick thinking and knowledge of CPR to save a young man’s life.  Read More...

 
Armonk brothers make splash in medical world - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

What started as a high school science project for two Armonk brothers is now a patented medical device that its creators hope will save people from sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Assembly Approves Diegnan Bill Requiring High School Training in CPR & Defibrillator Use - Monday, June 30, 2014

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan requiring training in CPR and the use of defibrillators in high school was unanimously approved by the General Assembly last month. Read More...

 
Autopsy report: Heart problem caused track star Hannah Moss’ death - Monday, June 30, 2014

Hannah Moss, a former Lake Travis High School and SMU track and field standout, died of natural causes, according to an autopsy report released Monday by the Dallas County medical examiner’s office. Read More...

 
Studies provide important new information on genetic risk of sudden cardiac death - Monday, June 30, 2014

Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias. Read More...

 
Should teen athletes be tested for heart defects? - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dr. Alanna Levine, a spokesperson for the Academy of Pediatrics, joins TODAY to weigh in on whether high school athletes should get EKGs, which can pick up signs of heart problems. Read More...

 
Father pushes for UIL heart testing after son’s death - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When you are 6’9 and weigh 290 pounds, “big” is a way of life. Read More...

 
Parents’ Push for Heart Tests for Young Athletes Splits Doctors - Monday, June 23, 2014

As a veteran nurse, Rhina Paredes had no idea that her athletic young son might bear a heart defect until he fell dead at the age of 15. Read More...

 
Should Young Ahtletes Have Their Hearts Screened? - Monday, June 23, 2014

Mainstream cardiology says that early heart screening isn’t cost effective, since congenital heart abnormalities kill fewer than one in 100.  Read More...

 
Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome - Sunday, June 22, 2014

Former Baylor star Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and will not be able to pursue a career in the NBA, it was announced Sunday. Read More...

 
Death on the Basketball Court - Friday, June 20, 2014

Around midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2002, Kayla Burt, a sophomore guard on the University of Washington’s women’s basketball team, had just finished watching movies with friends and was getting ready for bed. Read More...

 
Suffolk Officers to Reunite with Teen Revived Following Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, June 19, 2014

Suffolk County Fourth Precinct Police Officers Kenneth Meyer, Joseph Cantasano and Bryan Boudreaux will be reunited with the teen they revived after he suffered cardiac arrest in May. Read More...

 
Hamilton Christian student dies after collapse - Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Hamilton Christian student attending summer school at Barbe High has died after collapsing during class.  Read More...

 
Energy drinks blamed in 16-year-old girl's death by heart attack - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A grieving Arizona mother is claiming that energy drinks were a major factor in the shocking death of her 16-year-old daughter. Read More...

 
Marysville's Scheive faced near-death experience - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Erik Scheive crashed on the court just feet from his teammates and coaches, his heart and lungs unable to function. Read More...

 
Coach’s swift thinking saves Provine basketball player’s life - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Provine assistant basketball coach Willie Swinney felt someone fall on his shoulder, roll off and hit the hardwood floor. Read More...

 
CPR in schools bill heads to Governor’s desk - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Assembly has said “yes” to a bill that would mandate the teaching of CPR in the schools. Read More...

 
Marion High School staff members help save student’s life - Monday, June 16, 2014

Marion High School coach Kurt Gillespie said his first-hour gym class began as a normal day until he and a few students noticed that a student had collapsed to the floor. Read More...

 
Bringing back the beat: Birdsboro girl saved through AED program - Friday, June 13, 2014

One doctor was able to save the life of 15-year-old Birdsboro resident Skylar Livinghouse without ever meeting her. Read More...

 
Burlington Township Middle School Teachers Credited With Saving Student’s Life - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teachers at a Burlington County School are being credited with saving a student’s life on Wednesday morning. Read More...

 
Zebrafish model helps identify compound that reverses a lethal form of cardiomyopathy - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Using a zebrafish model, investigators have identified a drug compound that appears to reverse arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), a hereditary disease and leading cause of sudden death in young people. Read More...

 
Hearts for Athletes - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Baldwin County family is sharing their son’s story of survival in hopes of raising more awareness on heart disease. Read More...

 
Porta High School Student Saved Using AED - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

On June 5, Gov. Quinn signed Lauren's Law, a requirement for high school students to learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Read More...

 
IHC’s Jack Valentine returning to normal life following cardiac arrest in March - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Now, he is back in school. Now, he is active again. Now, he shows no signs of having collapsed — with no pulse — during a basketball game at Indian River High School three months ago. Read More...

 
School reeling from sudden death of stand-out senior - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A community is reeling from the death of a high school senior just days before graduation. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Tied to Protein Overproduction - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Read More...

 
Glass baseball player hospitalized after collapsing at practice - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An E.C. Glass baseball player collapsed during a practice session Monday afternoon and was rushed to The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he currently is in intensive care. Read More...

 
Outpouring Of Support For St. Albans Teen Who Died Suddenly - Monday, May 26, 2014

Hundreds gathered in St.. Albans Monday night to remember 15-year-old Leland Brown II, who died suddenly from an apparent heart attack this weekend. Read More...

 
Louis J. Acompora Memorial efforts potentially saving lives around the world - Monday, May 26, 2014

Karen Acompora, president of the Louis J. Acompora Memorial, told The Produce News that the organization is currently working with the Minnesota High School Athletic Association and the Medtronic Philanthropy Foundation, whose goal is to expand access to chronic disease care for the underserved worldwide. Read More...

 
Athletes at ACHS to get free heart screenings - Monday, May 26, 2014

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar.  Read More...

 
Free EKG teen screening is saving lives in Va. - Friday, May 23, 2014

You don't think you have to worry about your teenager having a heart attack. Read More...

 
Athlete anxiety no excuse to skip heart test: study - Friday, May 23, 2014

After finding that student-athletes felt no more distress about heart screening with electrocardiograms, or ECGs, than they did with physical exams, a new study concludes that anxiety should not be considered a reason to avoid giving the test.  Read More...

 
Student dies after collapsing during gym class at southern New Jersey middle school - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An eighth-grade student has died after he collapsed during gym class at a southern New Jersey school. Read More...

 
First Grader Dies After Collapsing In Philadelphia Classroom - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Philadelphia school district officials say a first grade student has died after collapsing in a classroom Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

 
Death of Herkimer College soccer player McAvoy ruled natural - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Officials say Herkimer College soccer player Peter McAvoy's sudden death in April was natural. Read More...

 
New cardiac laws aim to save lives of New Jersey high school athletes - Sunday, May 18, 2014

Steve Papa raced out of Pascack Hills High School and sprinted across the football field, knowing every second could mean the difference between life and death. Read More...

 
Prevent sudden cardiac arrest in teens - Saturday, May 17, 2014

Did you know that the leading cause of death in young athletes participating in sports is sudden heart failure?  Read More...

 
Student collapses, dies at Brooks Wester Middle School - Thursday, May 15, 2014

An eighth-grader at Brooks Wester Middle School died Wednesday afternoon after collapsing at the school. Read More...

 
Emergency University, FAA Present Dramatic Results of Five-Year Cardiac Arrest Response Study - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Study Reveals Training Program, New EU Alert! Smartphone App Increased Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Response Rate from Industry Average of Two Percent to One Hundred Percent  Read More...
 

 
Student collapses on playground, hospitalized - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A student at Elyria Christian Academy collapsed on the playground at the school Monday morning and was rushed to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center before being sent to Cleveland Clinic children’s hospital.  Read More...

 
Measure requiring heath screenings for student athletes passes in Del. Senate - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Delaware schools would have to screen athletes for hidden heart conditions under a measure that cleared the state Senate Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Kate Cobb: The Heart of Elkhart Central - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In the three seconds it takes a shortstop to field a softball and throw to first the average heart will beat 3 times.  Read More...

 
From heartbreak arises mission to save others from cardiac arrest - Saturday, May 10, 2014

Larry Pontbriant's love of sports was evident from an early age, when a busy schedule of games and practices drove his medically trained mom to leave her day job in favor of full-time devotion to her young athlete, her only child.  Read More...

 
The Florida Supreme Court needs to take action to save young lives - Thursday, May 08, 2014

The April 16 commentary “AED lawsuit threatens youth sports with liability overload” (Other Views) stated that brain damage or death as a result of suffering a cardiac arrhythmia while playing high school sports “… does not occur often” and leaves the reader with the impression that somehow the deployment of life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public school threatens sports opportunities for young people. Read More...

 
Parents sue after Fort Bend ISD student's death following collapse at middle school gym - Thursday, May 08, 2014

The parents of a Dulles Middle School student say more could've been done to try to save their child when he collapsed at school. Read More...

 
Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say - Thursday, May 08, 2014

Including a test of the heart's electrical activity in screening programs for high school athletes increases the odds of detecting problems that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death, according to a new study. Read More...

 
Teen Cardiac Arrest - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A split-second moment changed an Oberlin family forever, when a typical afternoon baseball practice turned into a parent's worst nightmare.  Read More...

 
Teens screened for hidden heart defects - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Hundreds of local athletes lined up for in-depth screenings aimed at catching heart problems before they strike. Read More...

 
Bystander CPR: If Oregon Governor Can Do It, Can You? - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber jumped out of a car to perform CPR on a woman collapsed on the street Monday, he was offering a powerful model of what any ordinary person should do, doctors say. Read More...

 
The Runner's Ticking Time Bomb? - Monday, May 05, 2014

Long-distance racers have a history of dying. Pheidippides, the first marathoner of us all, croaked at the finish line. Read More...

 
Teen Basketball Player Collapses During Tournament - Sunday, May 04, 2014

Officials are investigating after a 16-year-old basketball player from Chicago mysteriously collapsed during a tournament at Riverside Brookfield High School Saturday.  Read More...

 
Glacier Peak's Hryciuk back on field after suffering cardiac arrest - Sunday, May 04, 2014

After being offered a spot on the Pacific Lutheran University men's soccer team for next fall, Sam Hryciuk decided to celebrate by going for a run. Read More...

 
Family Focus: Event could help determine health risks for students - Friday, May 02, 2014

Registration just opened for an event that could save your child's life: It can help determine if a student athlete is at risk for sudden death. Read More...

 
Mr. and Mrs. Silva go to Harrisburg to fight for AEDs - Thursday, May 01, 2014

Two years ago my wife, Christy, our friend Kelly Hagelauer and I sat down with state Sen. Andy Dinniman in his West Chester office and proposed a law to give children in schools a better chance against sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which took the life of our 7-year-old son Aidan in 2010. Read More...

 
Plant HS student collapses on school track, rescued by faculty, staff - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An Automated External Defibrillator, some quick thinking and a lot of training helped save a 9th grade Plant High School student who collapsed in the middle of a fitness test Tuesday. Read More...

 
Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The odds of children surviving cardiac arrest are better when emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction, a new study says. Read More...

 
Ga. soldier collapses during exercises, later dies - Sunday, April 27, 2014

Authorities in western Georgia say a Fort Benning soldier collapsed and died during exercises over the weekend. Read More...

 
Alumnus Clay York died from heart disease - Friday, April 25, 2014

Alumnus Clay York died from heart disease, according to the New York City medical examiner’s office.  Read More...

 
FSU Students Fight Against Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes - Friday, April 25, 2014

A group of FSU students has turned the sudden loss of a friend into a mission. The students are fighting against the number one killer of young athletes--sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
FAMU Student Collapses, Dies - Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Students at FAMU are mourning the loss of a fellow Rattler. The university held a vigil for 24-year-old Antwan Ivey Wednesday night.  Read More...

 
Loveland teen who nearly died is using life changing experience to donate defibrillators to schools - Thursday, April 24, 2014

A 15-year-old Loveland boy who went into cardiac arrest two months ago is recovering and donating defibrillators to area high schools. Read More...

 
Three Ashland police officers credited with two rescues - a week apart - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A 15-year-old boy was playing basketball at Ashland High a week ago Tuesday when he collapsed. Read More...

 
Cause of death for South Columbus football player still unknown - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It will be months before an explanation is found for the sudden death of a South Columbus High School student on the Grand Strand during Easter weekend, officials say.  Read More...

 
When a Youngster's Heart Stops, Their Life Doesn't Have To - Monday, April 21, 2014

We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Read More...

 
Hope to It: Family turns tragic loss into help for others - Monday, April 21, 2014

After a Pennsylvania family lost their 3-month son to sudden cardiac arrest, they turned the tragedy into a way to help bring awareness to the number one killer of young athletes. Read More...

 
Getting AEDs in elementary schools - Monday, April 21, 2014

How certain are you...that your child's teacher would know what to do if your student went into sudden cardiac arrest? Read More...

 
Heart Screening Comes To Local High Schools - Monday, April 21, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer in student athletes. And it too often happens to athletes who are seemingly healthy and show no signs or symptoms. Read More...

 
Soccer standout McAvoy collapses, dies - Sunday, April 20, 2014

The captain of the Herkimer County Community College men's soccer team, and national player of the year, died Saturday after collapsing in his apartment.  Read More...

 
Family Waits in Hope for Donor Heart - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Five-year-old Natalie Davis, who suffers from a rare heart condition, is in need of a transplant. Read More...

 
FD, sorority meet AED life-saving goal - Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just five years after losing both her mother and sister to heart failure, 20-year-old UNH student Andrea Karpinski went into cardiac arrest while working out at a Derry gym. Read More...

 
Clay-Chalkville mourns death of football player; vigil tonight - Friday, April 18, 2014

Teachers at Clay-Chalkville High School sometimes email head football coach Jerry Hood, to tell him what a great job certain players are doing in class. Read More...

 
6-year-old son of Shands nurse slowly recovers after cardiac arrest - Thursday, April 17, 2014

As a nurse, Lauren Furgason has seen her fair share of cardiac arrests. Read More...

 
Parents of Goodrich-area soldier, Flushing teen partnering to raise heart health awareness - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The parents of 21-year-old Goodrich-area soldier Shane Holton, who died abruptly in November 2013 of an undiagnosed heart ailment, are keeping his memory alive by joining the cause of a Flushing mother to detect such conditions sooner. Read More...

 
Adrenaline does little to increase patient's survival after cardiac arrest - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital. Read More...

 
Oklahoma lawmakers consider bill requiring CPR training before high school graduation - Thursday, April 17, 2014

State lawmakers are considering a bill requiring all high school students to take a basic CPR training course before graduating. Read More...

 
Teen athlete meets his challenge - Thursday, April 17, 2014

 Athletics once defined Max Horland as a student at Agoura High School. Read More...

 
AED law heads to governor for approval - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Legislation is on its way Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk that will ensure every school in Pennsylvania has an automated external defibrillator ready for use. Read More...

 
Back from the dead, Elder student survives sudden death arrest - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When you're 17 no one thinks you might die today, it seems absurd.  Read More...

 
Former LHS Athlete Died of Heart Condition - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tampa medical examiner has determined that cardiac arrhythmia killed Evan Chambers, the 24-year-old former Lakeland Dreadnaught and Pittsburgh Pirates minor league outfielder, on the night of Dec. 1, 2013. Read More...

 
Two middle schoolers save friend's life - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A pair of Finley middle schoolers rescued a friend who had collapsed near an entrance to the school. Read More...

 
Mother takes action after son's sudden cardiac arrest - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shellie Whenhold’s son Jonathan was at school when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Whittier High students rally to support Mason Tellez, still hospitalized after collapse - Monday, April 14, 2014

The Whittier High School community is coping with the aftermath of one of its students, a track athlete, who collapsed on March 31 during practice at Michigan Park. Read More...

 
Saved by screening, teen becomes advocate - Friday, April 11, 2014

If you’re a Delaware kid in middle school or high school, 15-year-old Joseph Till recommends you make plans to get your heart checked out Saturday. Read More...

 
Students, Staff Grieving After Sudden Death Of Rugby Coach - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Students and staff at a Minnetonka school are grieving after the sudden death of a 21-year-old volunteer rugby coach, Kody Henslee. Read More...

 
Heroic teacher recognized for saving kindergartener - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A mother in Alexander County is calling an elementary school teacher her guardian angel after saving her kindergartener’s life. Read More...

 
CPR SAVES: Teen uses skills learned in class to save sister - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A pair of sisters from Chaska, Minn., say you should never underestimate the importance of knowing how to perform CPR because the skills learned in an 8th grade class are the reason both are alive now.  Read More...

 
Bill Would Make CPR Training a School Requirement - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A bill at State House could make places you go a bit safer. Read More...

 
Athletic trainer saves high school baseball catcher's life - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Manual High School baseball player is thankful to be alive after a baseball game last Tuesday took a turn for the worst.  Read More...

 
Ten-Year-Old Boy is Florida’s First Pediatric Patient to Receive New Technology to Prevent SCA - Monday, April 07, 2014

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children today performed Florida’s first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Freshman football player at Saint Augustine's dies unexpectedly - Sunday, April 06, 2014

A freshman football player for Saint Augustine's University died Sunday afternoon, the university said in a statement. Read More...

 
Teammates Play to Honor 14-Year-Old Boy Who Died - Saturday, April 05, 2014

A young athlete collapsed and died while walking to a friend’s house Friday, the day before he was set to start at 3rd base for his baseball team. Read More...

 
Officials ID 18-year-old who collapsed, died at park in Lomita - Friday, April 04, 2014

Authorities Friday released the name of an 18-year-old man who died of an apparent medical emergency shortly after collapsing at a Lomita-area park. Read More...

 
Student who collapsed at WCCC Downriver Campus dies at hospital - Thursday, April 03, 2014

A student who collapsed Thursday at Wayne County Community College’s Downriver Campus died shortly later at an area hospital. Read More...

 
Most ICD Athletes Can Play Sports Without Cardiac Risks - Thursday, April 03, 2014

In the end, it really wasn't much of a debate at all. Read More...

 
Walls 3rd grader collapses at school, is transported by paramedics - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A third-grade student at Walls Elementary School was transported to an area hospital Wednesday after she collapsed in the hallway for no apparent reason at 1:02 p.m., school system officials said. Read More...

 
House OKs lessons on CPR, AED - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The push to require all Illinois high school students to learn how to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) passed 100-12 in the Illinois House on Tuesday. Read More...

 
Pre-participation screening guidelines are too restrictive and unfair for black athletes - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A new study by researchers at St George's, University of London published in the journal Circulation has found that current European screening guidelines used by sports organisations to detect heart abnormalities lead to over-investigation and potential false disqualification of black athletes with perfectly healthy hearts. Read More...

 
UPDATED: Teenager dies after collapsing at Mystic YMCA - Monday, March 31, 2014

Stonington police confirmed Sunday that a 14-year-old boy died on March 24 after collapsing on a basketball court at the YMCA in Mystic. Read More...

 
Foundation focuses heart screenings on Peoria Unified schools - Friday, March 28, 2014

Sharon Bates lost her son, Anthony, to an undiagnosed heart condition in 2000. Read More...

 
UC Santa Barbara water polo player, 19, drowns during practice - Friday, March 28, 2014

Officials are saying that a 19-year-old UC Santa Barbara water polo player who was found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool during practice died of an accidental drowning.  Read More...

 
FOLLOW UP: UC-Beckley student-athlete died of natural causes - Friday, March 21, 2014

Autopsy results are in for a young woman found dead in her UC-Beckley dorm room in January. Read More...

 
Stars meet young fan who knows Peverley's plight - Thursday, March 20, 2014

When Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during a game March 10 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, 9-year-old Philadelphia Flyers fan T.J. Ramos understood more than most exactly what was happening. Read More...

 
High school student in Montvale collapses during track practice - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A 15-year old high school student collapsed during track practice Wednesday in Montvale, New Jersey. Read More...

 
Runner's father says teen finished race with "ear to ear smile" before collapsing - Monday, March 17, 2014

The father of Cameron Gallagher, a 16-year-old runner who died after she collapsed at the finish line of the Shamrock Half-marathon on Sunday, said his daughter finished the race "with an ear to ear smile and we will always remember that."  Read More...

 
Haddon Township police save life of fallen runner - Monday, March 17, 2014

Police officers used a defibrillator to revive a 17-year-old boy who collapsed while running in Cooper River Park. Read More...

 
Family of Northport boy who died during lacrosse game pushes for AED, CPR requirement in schools - Saturday, March 15, 2014

The family of a Northport teen who died during a lacrosse game in 2000 is pushing for some life-saving measures in schools. Read More...

 
Del. bill requires CPR training for students - Friday, March 14, 2014

State lawmakers are introducing a bill that would require Delaware students to undergo CPR training in order to receive a high school diploma. Read More...

 
"Breanna's Law" bill to make high school students life savers - Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Ways and Means Committee will hear HB1336, Breanna’s Law, at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Read More...

 
Former UMaine football player Dom Cusano dies - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The University of Maine football program on Tuesday announced the death of former Black Bear Dominic Cusano. Read More...

 
Bill would expand Connor's Law, require private pools to have defibrillators - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The General Assembly is considering legislation that would expand on Connor’s Law, legislation passed last year named for a 5-year-old boy who drowned at the Crofton Country Club’s pool in 2006. Read More...

 
Important heart disease health lessons from the collapse of NHL player Rich Peverley - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Last night my Twitter stream lit up with the news that NHL player Rich Peverley collapsed from a heart arrhythmia. Read More...

 
Cody Stephens Foundation continues to screen thousands - Monday, March 10, 2014

A local father has made fantastic progress getting Texas kids tested for heart problems by E.K.G.s and is now working on school districts such as Deer Park ISD to get athletes tested with some resistance. Read More...

 
Asst. sports information director dies of apparent cardiac arrest - Friday, March 07, 2014

St. Bonaventure University and its Department of Athletics is mourning the passing of Brian Moretti, assistant sports information director, who died unexpectedly of apparent cardiac arrest Wednesday night in Richmond. Read More...

 
Coaches help save Thompson Valley player's life - Friday, March 07, 2014

The quick actions on the part of Thompson Valley baseball coaches Jay Denning and Chad Raabe are being credited with saving the life of a 14-year old player at the end of Wednesday's practice.  Read More...

 
Grandville High School star athlete died of enlarged heart - Friday, March 07, 2014

The Kent County Medical Examiner says a Grandville High School senior and star athlete died from complications of an enlarged heart.  Read More...

 
Community bands behind Walton JV baseball player - Thursday, March 06, 2014

Wyatt Chapman’s voice changed while he spoke over the phone about his friend Thursday evening. Read More...

 
Student taken by EMS after collapsing - Thursday, March 06, 2014

At approximately 8:50 pm, emergency medical services responded to a call for a student who had collapsed in the quad near the science building, and went into what witnesses described as a seizure. Read More...

 
Bulls Beat: OL Jozwiak returns after heart ailment - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

After a year’s absence, due to an irregular heartbeat, University of South Florida offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak has returned to the practice field. Read More...

 
Men's Swimming: A true Cardiac Cat: Andrew Seitz returns to the pool after mystery heart condition - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Junior Andrew Seitz just wasn’t himself. Read More...

 
Student Collapses During Basketball Game - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A seventh grade student collapsed during a basketball game Tuesday afternoon in the Indian River High School gym. Read More...

 
Community mourns Cheverus student who died after oral surgery; questions linger over sudden death - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

It could take several weeks before the state’s medical examiner determines the cause behind the sudden death of a Cheverus High School student last month. Read More...

 
Grief counselors help school mourn fifth grader - Monday, March 03, 2014

Hearts are heavy at a North County school, where students are just learning about the death of a classmate. Read More...

 
Gilmer Buckeye Desmond Pollard dies - Sunday, March 02, 2014

Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor tells KETK that junior WR Desmond Pollard died tonight. Read More...

 
Darien student's death prompts legislation - Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andy Pena, a swimmer and track athlete at Darien High School, was one of thousands of children who die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
East Houston Regional Medical Center and Area ISDs Partner to Provide EKGs - Thursday, February 27, 2014

Art Garza, Chief Operating Officer of East Houston Regional Medical Center, is a strong proponent of the partnership East Houston Regional Medical Center has formed with the Cody Stephens "Go Big or Go Home" Memorial Foundation and area independent school districts to provide electrocardiograms (EKGs) for students who participate in school sports and other extracurricular activities. Read More...

 
Bill requiring CPR, defibrillator training in Miss. high schools advances - Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Senate Education Committee adopted a House bill today to require CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training to be taught as part of physical education in grades 9-12. Read More...

 
Cardiac Arrest Survivor Tells Lawmakers More CPR Training Needed - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Colorado legislator wants high school students to learn CPR. Her bill would offer grants for “hands-on” training.  Read More...

 
Fishers police officer saves life of boy who collapsed playing basketball - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Fishers police officer saved the life of a 12-year-old boy who collapsed Saturday night during a basketball game. Read More...

 
Poll Reveals Nearly 80 Percent of Employed Adults Can’t Locate Their Workplace’s Defibrillator - Sunday, February 23, 2014

Each year, approximately 300,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) that require revival from an automated external defibrillator (AED). Read More...

 
Basketball court to operating room; young man never imagined facing sudden death - Friday, February 21, 2014

At 24 years old and the picture of health, Patrick Brown never imagined a fun game of basketball with friends would turn into the fight of his life. Feb 21, 2014 Read More...

 
Saving young hearts, saving young athletes - Thursday, February 20, 2014

If your child plays sports, chances are you’ve worried about concussions. Read More...

 
Arizona Resuscitation Academy Integrates Emergency Medical Providers into a System of Care - Thursday, February 20, 2014

More than 200 participants joined national and international faculty in January for the annual Arizona Resuscitation Academy, a conference and training event aimed at maximizing survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by implementing and measuring each link in the cardiac “Chain of Survival.” Read More...

 
Anderson County teachers, staff honored for saving student's life - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

At Tuesday's Anderson County Board of Education meeting, a group of teachers, principals, and other staff members were honored for saving a student's life. Read More...

 
Middle school student’s sudden death shakes community - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Family and classmates are searching for answers after a middle school student died Monday hours after a basketball game in Chesterfield County. Read More...

 
Marlboro, NJ High School Athletic Trainer Saves the Life of a Spectator - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It was just a normal Tuesday afternoon at Marlboro High School for Mark Bramble, the licensed athletic trainer for the Mustangs. Read More...

 
JPS athlete dies during track tryouts (updated) - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Bailey APAC Middle School athlete died Monday while participating in a sporting activity. Read More...

 
Pharr student, 14, collapses on campus, dies - Monday, February 17, 2014

Authorities are looking into the death of a 14-year-old student who died after collapsing while exercising at an alternative school. Read More...

 
Man found in University of Missouri dorm died of natural causes - Monday, February 17, 2014

Boone County Chief Medical Examiner Carl Stacy said an 18-year-old man found in a University of Missouri dorm in October died from complications caused by an enlarged heart. Read More...

 
College Basketball: Trainer’s quick reaction saves ECC player’s life - Saturday, February 15, 2014

Elgin Community College basketball player Zach Cooper is looking forward to meeting Alicia Mikulski, whether it’s at Thursday night’s game against Prairie State when team sophomores are honored or some other point. Read More...

 
NYS Athletic Trainers’ Association Partners with Parent Heart Watch - Thursday, February 13, 2014

Approached in the fall of 2013 by a joint member of both the NYS Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) and Parent Heart Watch (PHW) for the organizations to join efforts, NYSATA saw this connection as a win-win for both groups and gladly accepted the invitation of support for one-another.  Read More...

 
Wake held for Eric Van de Laar, of Monroe, found dead in dorm room at SUNY New Paltz - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wake services were held Wednesday for a college student found dead in his dorm room. Read More...

 
Oakland University freshman, 18, from Ferndale dies of cardiac arrest - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Oakland University community is mourning the loss of an 18-year-old freshman, who passed away at his home in Ferndale on Monday, Feb. 10, as a result of cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Police: Student collapses, dies on NC Central campus in Durham - Monday, February 10, 2014

Police were investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who collapsed along Lawson Street on the campus of N.C. Central University on Monday evening. Read More...

 
De Smet football player found dead - Monday, February 10, 2014

De Smet senior defensive back Adrian Bowman was found dead on Sunday. Read More...

 
Free Heart Screenings for Teens Prevent Cardiac Arrest - Sunday, February 09, 2014

An El Cajon family worked Sunday to prevent their son’s fate from happening to other teenagers. Read More...

 
Startup founded by students aims to revolutionize modern stethoscope - Sunday, February 09, 2014

Family doctors’ iPhones may soon be incorporated into regular checkups to help monitor and detect heart conditions, thanks to a new startup company run by UC Berkeley students. Read More...

 
Ted Agu: University of California Football Athlete Collapses and Dies at 21 - Friday, February 07, 2014

A Cal football player passed away Friday after collapsing during a training drill with his teammates. Read More...

 
Myrtle student dies from cardiac arrest - Friday, February 07, 2014

Jaylon Glover is described by his teachers as a ‘great kid’. Read More...

 
Successful operation brings peace of mind to Nick Buckland and partner - Friday, February 07, 2014

It has long since become a standby for athletes to say they are merely happy to be at the Olympics, but for Nick Buckland the cliche has added resonance. Read More...

 
Doctors turn to designers to curb cardiac arrest deaths - Thursday, February 06, 2014

If someone collapsed and stopped breathing, would you know what to do, beyond calling for help? Read More...

 
Foundation works to end childhood heart issues - Thursday, February 06, 2014

Sharon Bates and Shellie Wenhold are united by a bond that no parent should have. Read More...

 
Senate Bill Pushes For CPR for SD Students - Thursday, February 06, 2014

If you saw someone go into sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do?  One answer can be found within three letters: CPR. Read More...

 
Cause of death discovered for deceased MMCC student Matthew Vandercook - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A final autopsy report revealed a genetic disorder was the cause of a Mid-Michigan Community College student’s death in October at The Village of Bluegrass. Read More...

 
Students mourn teen athlete's death at Oakland Park school - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Students at Northeast High School in Oakland Park had a brief memorial before classes Tuesday for the 16-year-old boy who collapsed in the gymnasium and died at a hospital, school district officials said. Read More...

 
Pill could cure sudden cardiac death - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A hidden heart defect is killing dozens of "healthy-looking" high school athletes every year. Read More...

 
Local hockey player dies after collapsing at ice rink - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A 24-year-old Bloomington man died suddenly while ice skating Saturday afternoon. Read More...

 
College Student Dies in Ski Competition - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A promising young athlete died unexpectedly during a cross-country ski tournament in Vermont Feb. 1. Read More...

 
Quincy parents say MBTA workers, other first-responders saved son's life - Monday, February 03, 2014

The parents of a Braintree man with a heart condition thanked two MBTA workers Monday, a week after the workers helped their 24-year-old son when he went into cardiac arrest and fell down the stairs at the Wollaston train station. Read More...

 
Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients - Saturday, February 01, 2014

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. Read More...

 
RIVERSIDE: Boy who died on soccer field lifted others - Friday, January 31, 2014

So many of Chris Thornberry’s classmates gathered to grieve and to pray for the 12-year-old who collapsed and died Thursday that they overflowed the Riverside Christian Schools chapel that night. Read More...

 
NBA hopefull collapses of rare heart condition on the Suncoast, local docs save his life - Friday, January 31, 2014

He came all the way from Senegal to the Suncoast with the hope of earning a basketball scholarship. Read More...

 
Katarina Weigel, Yorktown: A teenager's heart condition runs in the family - Friday, January 31, 2014

In July 2010, Katarina Weigel was warming up for volleyball practice at Yorktown High School when she suddenly collapsed on the gym floor. Read More...

 
Jackson teen dies of heart attack after playing basketball; friends of family raising money for fune - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sheakjuan Lindeman had a smile that would light up a room, a friend of the family said. Read More...

 
Heart of a Champion: Swartz Creek’s Marquavian Stephens already beat death, Fenton is next - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coaches know to target Marquavian Stephens whenever Swartz Creek is on the schedule. Read More...

 
The gentle giant goes down - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It was the summer of 2012, just before his freshman year at Dutchtown High School.  Read More...

 
Video Contest to Raise Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Children Invites Schools to Win... - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Every year in schools across the country, children and adults alike are struck by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Read More...

 
Cement, Okla. high school basketball player collapses, dies in Tuesday game - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Cement boys basketball player collapsed during Tuesday’s game against Union City and later died at the hospital, Cement superintendent Danny Pittman confirmed to The Oklahoman. Read More...

 
Bill would raise awareness about cardiac arrest among student athletes - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A bill to improve student athletes’ health by raising sudden cardiac arrest awareness and spreading CPR knowledge passed a House committee Tuesday. Read More...

 
St. Joseph senior survives life-threatening medical condition on the basketball court - Sunday, January 26, 2014

Megan Leitner was lying on the basketball court just a few feet away from her St. Joseph Academy teammates in early December. Read More...

 
Football player sidelined with heart condition gets to meet heroes as part of Make-A-Wish - Sunday, January 26, 2014

Many 18-year-olds dream of throwing touchdowns in Super Bowls or meeting all of their sports idols. Peoria native Joseph O'Brien is one of those few that had his dream realized, thanks to Make-A-Wish Illinois.  Read More...

 
'Team effort' rescues 15-year-old basketball player stricken by heart attack during game - Saturday, January 25, 2014

The family of a 15-year-old Lebanon boy who suffered a heart attack during a basketball game in Hopkinton Friday says the quick action of school officials and bystanders saved the boy’s life. Read More...

 
Chris Rosenblum | Penn Stater manager’s crusade serious as a heart attack - Saturday, January 25, 2014

Judy Karaky answered karma’s call with flour on her hands.  Read More...

 
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health - Friday, January 24, 2014

Children who were small during the early stages of fetal development may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study indicates. Read More...

 
Student collapses during cheer practice, dies at hospital - Friday, January 24, 2014

A Kansas high school student is dead after collapsing during cheer practice yesterday. Read More...

 
Death of seemingly healthy, soccer-loving Sanger boy stuns family - Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Sanger family is trying to understand why their seemingly healthy, soccer-mad 12-year-old son collapsed and died at a soccer practice Monday afternoon.  Read More...

 
Arkansas Basketball Player Dies After Passing Out During Game - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dollarway student died after passing out during a basketball game at his high school on Wednesday night. Read More...

 
Fort Bend ISD student in ICU after collapsing in school gym - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Fort Bend student is on a ventilator after collapsing in gym class. Read More...

 
Christie Acts On Dozens Bills - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

S-2367/A-4415 (Codey, Beach/Eustace, Jasey, Caride, Wimberly) - “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act”  Read More...

 
Oakbrook Terrace-based Young Hearts for Life nears milestone - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Oakbrook Terrace-based Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening Program will screen its 100,000th student Friday at Montini High School for conditions that cause sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Potentially Fatal Complication Found In Heart Valve Put In Children - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pediatric cardiac surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital are warning the medical community about a potentially fatal problem in children and young adults who received a bioprosthetic valve manufactured by Sorin. Read More...

 
Her life saved by 3 strangers, young woman says thank you and voices a wish - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On New Year’s Eve, Ashly Bohlman had a low-key dinner with her future in-laws and her 2-year-old daughter, Lillian. Read More...

 
Heart-Valve Problem May Have a New Cure - Monday, January 20, 2014

Researchers are closing in on techniques to fix the most common valve problem in the heart without having to resort to open-heart surgery. Read More...

 
Joint school effort saves student’s life - Monday, January 20, 2014

The quick response of educators at Anderson County High School and an automatic external defibrillator (AED) saved the life of a student earlier this week. Read More...

 
Athlete dies during Marine training camp - Saturday, January 18, 2014

A young man with a bright future dies while preparing for the next phase of his life.  Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest survivor credits CPR with survival, now organizes training classes - Saturday, January 18, 2014

It was late June, and Erin Cassidy was eating dinner with her boyfriend at St. Elmo's Steak House in Indianapolis. Read More...

 
Godby student dies after collapsing on track - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Godby High School student passed away Tuesday afternoon after he collapsed on the school’s track. Read More...

 
Legislation filed to require basic CPR, AED training for Ky. students - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On Tuesday, Representative Jeff Greer (D) from Brandenburg plans to file legislation to the Kentucky General Assembly that will require a basic CPR and AED awareness training for every Kentucky high school student. Read More...

 
LAKE ELSINORE: Melendez revives bill to prevent student deaths - Monday, January 13, 2014

An Inland lawmaker plans to revive a campaign to place defibrillators in California’s 10,000 public schools to aid those whose heart stops on campus. Read More...

 
Billerica takes initiative on defibrillators, and a man's life is saved - Sunday, January 12, 2014

The state tends to lag... and lag... and lag a bit more when it comes to proposed legislation that some call "common sense. Read More...

 
Supporters pack the room to show love for heart patient - Sunday, January 12, 2014

People who know her describe Mara Krysiak as tiny, but a powerhouse. Read More...

 
New Survey: Americans Now Expect to Find AEDs in a Wide Range of Everyday Locations - Thursday, January 09, 2014

CardioReady, a national leader in helping organizations to prevent fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), today announced the results of a new national survey, which it commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct in December 2013. Read More...

 
Prolonged Bystander CPR Makes the Difference in Philadelphia Airport Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, January 09, 2014

On Aug. 22, 2013, Sue Hostler arrives at the Philadelphia International Airport to catch a flight home. Read More...

 
Concord: Nurse's quick thinking saves child at Highland Elementary School - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A school nurse's quick thinking on Monday saved a student who had passed out and wasn't breathing at a Concord elementary school on Monday, authorities said. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest survivor learns CPR from his lifesaver - Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The Pesany family knows Keith Kerl as their hero. Thanks to Kerl’s life saving efforts, 15-year-old JJ Pesany is alive today after he suffered an electrical shock from a portable goal post and a high voltage power line at Lancaster High School Athletic Field in July. Read More...

 
Wis. snowboarder meets heroes who saved his life at Afton Alps - Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Moments after finishing his first snowboard run of the season at Afton Alps, 17-year-old Dan Mannon trudged back to the ski lift Saturday for another crack at the slope. Read More...

 
Young actor suffers cardiac arrest on stage, now fights to help others - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A young actor performing a scene in the middle of a musical goes into cardiac arrest while on stage. Read More...

 
Longmont teen charts new course after cardiac arrest - Saturday, December 28, 2013

After his mysterious cardiac arrest in 2011, doctors took six hours to cool Tanner Milam's body to about 34 degrees on that hot July day. Read More...

 
'A remarkable young man': Basketball player who collapsed on court hopes to become teacher, coach - Friday, December 27, 2013

The Perham, Minn., boys basketball fairy tale in 2011 could not have happened without the Zach Gabbard nightmare. Read More...

 
Eustace, Jasey & Caride Bill to Protect Student Athletes from Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Friday, December 20, 2013

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Mila M. Jasey and Marlene Caride to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by educating students, parents and coaches about the warning signs and mandating the removal of student athletes who exhibit such symptoms during a sporting activity was approved Thursday by the General Assembly. Read More...

 
MHS staff recognized for acting as first responders, saving student’s life - Friday, December 20, 2013

Superintendent Ricardo Lopez recognized Mission High School staff members who acted as first responders to save a student’s life at the regular board meeting for Mission CISD on Dec. 11. Read More...

 
28-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets EMS Personnel Who Helped Save Him - Thursday, December 19, 2013

When Michael Snyder, Jr. suffered a sudden cardiac arrest last December at the age of 27, immediate action was taken by his family and soon thereafter, emergency services. Read More...

 
13-year-old athlete dies after practice - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Student athlete Andrew Guyer, 13, died Tuesday night after participating in an open gym session at Westwood Elementary School. Read More...

 
Schools Join War On Cardiac Arrest - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This past August, while in class at Roswell High School, 17-year-old Andrew Hawks suddenly felt his heart rate go up. Read More...

 
Two near-death experiences, one family - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sheriff’s Office, AEDs integral in survival of father, son—  Read More...

 
Officials: Student collapsed, taken to hospital after wrestling match - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A high school student was taken to the hospital Tuesday after collapsing during a wrestling match in Union County. Read More...

 
High school installs new AEDs - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Performing Arts Center at Paso Robles High School was filled with a standing-room-only crowd on Monday morning as the faculty, administration and PRHS Leadership class hosted a dedication ceremony for the school’s three new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Read More...

 
Young Hearts for Life to provide free cardiac screenings for Lemont students - Monday, December 16, 2013

With the support of generous donors, Lemont High School is partnering with Young Hearts for Life and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital to offer all Lemont High School students free cardiac screenings. Read More...

 
Lauren Laman Bill would require student training for CPR and defibrillator use - Monday, December 16, 2013

Today would have been Lauren Laman’s 24th birthday.  Read More...

 
Preliminary Report: Westerville South Player Had Heart-Related Condition - Monday, December 16, 2013

The Westerville South High School student who died after collapsing at practice on December 12 died from natural causes, according to the preliminary results from the Franklin County Coroner's Office.  Read More...

 
Lyme disease tied to 3 sudden cardiac deaths, says CDC - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Three young adults died suddenly in the past year of severe heart inflammation induced by Lyme disease, a cardiac manifestation that has surprised some medical investigators. Read More...

 
Boy Battles Rare Heart Disease - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Billings Clinic hasn't had a Pediatric Cardiologist on its staff until August 2013, which was when the hospital hired one. Read More...

 
Westerville South Basketball Player Dies After Collapsing Following Practice - Thursday, December 12, 2013

He was described as a great kid with a great smile - a power forward on Westerville South's Junior Varsity team. Read More...

 
Should children be routinely screened for cardiac concerns? - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hearing your child has collapsed while playing sports is a nightmare scenario for any parent. Read More...

 
Only a drill: Valley Lutheran High School stages mock cardiac arrest as training exercise - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Valley Lutheran High School freshman Joel Brenner frantically alerted faculty members during their morning meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, that his friend had collapsed and wasn’t breathing. Read More...

 
Malmstrom airman dies, collapsed while lifting weights at missile alert facility - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A security forces journeyman assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana has died after collapsing while lifting weights. Read More...

 
NIH Workshop Report Urges New Focus on Pulseless Electrical Activity - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Led by the Miller School’s Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., a dozen experts in sudden cardiac arrest have issued a major report on pulseless electrical activity aimed at improving the dismal survival rate among the increasing number of people who suffer this mechanism of cardiac arrest that does not respond to defibrillation. Read More...

 
Vigil Held For Scott HS Student Who Died Unexpectedly - Monday, December 09, 2013

Students at one Boone County high school are mourning the loss of a classmate. Read More...

 
ECCC mourns sudden death of beloved student - Monday, December 09, 2013

Faculty, staff and students at East Central Community College are mourning the sudden death of a student, a woman described as always having a smile on her face. Read More...

 
High Point's Allan Chaney's career over due to heart concerns - Monday, December 09, 2013

A recent mid-game incident involving Allan Chaney's internal defibrillator for his heart has caused the High Point senior to stop playing college basketball -- permanently. Read More...

 
Teen dies after medical emergency on flight - Sunday, December 08, 2013

A 16-year-old suffered a medical emergency on a Delta Air Lines cross-country flight, and died after the flight made an emergency landing in Spokane, Washington, authorities said Saturday. Read More...

 
Queens Mother Honors Son By Giving Life-Saving Lessons To Students - Saturday, December 07, 2013

Students at Midwood Catholic Academy are getting an important lesson in CPR from a mother on a mission. Read More...

 
Using AED Registries to Increase Bystander CPR & AED use - Saturday, December 07, 2013

Bystander CPR is a critical link in the chain of survival. Read More...

 
Detention officers recognized for saving teen's life - Friday, December 06, 2013

A serious medical emergency threatens a teenager while he's locked up at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. That was probably one of the safest places he could have been. Read More...

 
Boy, 12, Dies During Basketball Game In Baxter - Friday, December 06, 2013

A 12-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn. boy died after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Baxter, Minn. Thursday afternoon. Read More...

 
Philips statement regarding HeartStart FRx, Home and OnSite Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) - Friday, December 06, 2013

Philips Healthcare has updated its August 2012 safety notification for the HeartStart FRx, HS1 Home and HS1 OnSite Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the U.S. in order to add information requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More...

 
School officials rush to save New Kent student’s life - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

A New Kent High School student is recovering after collapsing on board a bus Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

 
HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators (AED) From Philips Healthcare: Safety Communication - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

ISSUE: FDA issues safety communication on HeartStart automated external defibrillators from Philips Healthcare. Certain HeartStart automated external defibrillator (AED) devices made by Philips Medical Systems, a division of Philips Healthcare, may be unable to deliver needed defibrillator shock in a cardiac emergency situation. Read More...

 
Louisville player collapses, taken to hospital - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Antonita Slaughter, a senior guard for No. 7 Louisville, collapsed early in the Cardinals’ game against Missouri State on Tuesday night and taken to the hospital. Read More...

 
John Archer student, 10, dies of cardiac arrest Tuesday - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A 10-year-old student at the special-education John Archer School in Bel Air died Tuesday after being rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported. Read More...

 
Learning to Defuse the Aorta - Monday, December 02, 2013

When Dr. Hal Dietz arrived at Johns Hopkins University in the 1980s, he became obsessed with helping children with Marfan syndrome, a rare and often fatal disorder that can cause the aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart, to grow and grow until it bursts. Read More...

 
Former UF baseball player Chambers dies - Monday, December 02, 2013

Evan Chambers, who played in four games for the Florida baseball team in 2008 and was in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, died in his sleep over the weekend, the Pirates reported on their website Monday. Read More...

 
Screenings to prevent deaths of teen athletes - Saturday, November 30, 2013

Though Caroline E. Curran is a seemingly healthy, energetic 17-year-old Nashoba Regional High School student, her father, Thomas M. Curran from Lancaster, drove her to Sutton High School recently for a free cardiac screening. Read More...

 
Third-grader's death shocks Oak Ridge school - Thursday, November 28, 2013

When emergency personnel arrived within two minutes after receiving a call of an unresponsive third-grader on a school bus, the boy was in cardiac arrest, according to an Oak Ridge Fire Department report. Read More...

 
Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases - heart disease, cancer, and diabetes - and rare diseases - like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia - can run in families. Read More...

 
Former Savannah basketball star Parker hospitalized after cardiac arrest - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prairie View A&M freshman and former Calvary Day basketball star Alexus Parker has been hospitalized in Texas since Sunday after she experienced a serious medical issue at a Panther practice. Read More...

 
Northport family raises focus on AEDs - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Karen and John Acompora pulled up to an Amityville elementary school they had never visited, to meet a girl they did not know. Read More...

 
Eustace, Jasey & Caride Bill to Protect Student Athletes from Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Clears.. - Monday, November 25, 2013

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Mila M. Jasey and Marlene Caride to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by educating students, parents and coaches about the warning signs and mandating the removal of student athletes who exhibit such symptoms during a sporting activity was approved Monday by an Assembly panel. Read More...

 
Allan Chaney's defibrillator goes off - Sunday, November 24, 2013

High Point senior Allan Chaney, one of two current Division I players competing with the assistance of an internal defibrillator, appeared to collapse during his team's home matchup against Wofford on Sunday. Read More...

 
Boulder's Max Dorfman, 18, helps secure grant for defibrillators - Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fairview High School senior Max Dorfman learned of the life-saving power of automated external defibrillators in 2010 when his father, a doctor, was involved in using one of the devices to restart the heart of a 13-year-old boy who collapsed while running the Bolder Boulder. Read More...

 
Aidan's Law Now to be Considered by the Pa. House - Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved Aidan’s Law, the bill to help ensure schools have defibrillators in case of sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
CPR revives Everett youth pastor after seizure on court - Saturday, November 23, 2013

An Everett youth pastor offered hope to his congregation Friday when he briefly opened his eyes for the first time since collapsing at a gym Monday morning. Read More...

 
27-year-old football coach battles heart condition in the off-season - Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's a rainy Friday night in October, and 27-year-old coach Greg Ernster is pacing the sideline. Read More...

 
AEDs on the sidelines - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Water? Check. Playbook? Check.  AED? Check.  Read More...

 
The biggest killer of young athletes: Sudden cardiac arrest - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It was the first pre-season scrimmage of the basketball season at Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver, N.J. Proud mother Tracy Martin arrived late on Dec. 3, 2012. Read More...

 
Former Ozark Athlete Dies - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

An Ozark native and athlete at Arkansas State University died Tuesday morning after he was found unresponsive at an unnamed location on E. Clay St. in Ozark. Read More...

 
Annual rates of CPR training vary widely across the U.S. - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Read More...

 
Heart of the matter: Keeping high school athletes healthy - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Marcus Warren walked off the court and toward his seat on the bench. Read More...

 
Gene testing for heart diseases now available - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis now offers genetic testing to help diagnose and treat patients with heart disorders that can lead to sudden death. Read More...

 
Guilford County teenager survives sudden cardiac arrest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Donation to North Suburban YMCA helps ensure cardiac safety - Nov 14, 2013 Read More...

 
Principal Helped Save Mater Lakes Academy Athlete's Life With CPR - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rarely does a 15-year-old embrace his high school principal. - Nov 13, 2013 Read More...

 
Teenager's lifesaving experiences lead to creation of 'bedside giving' group - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Emma Rothman reclined on a chair in the living room of her home, the warm glow of embers glistening from a nearby fireplace, when the subtle vibration of a smart phone indicated an incoming email. Read More...

 
Former Cal basketball player earns college degree - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There were moments Tierra Rogers questioned whether she would stay in college, let alone do enough to earn her degree. Read More...

 
Device may help doctors diagnose lethal heart rhythm in womb - Monday, November 11, 2013

A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Read More...

 
Fort Wayne teen shares battle with heart disease - Sunday, November 10, 2013

Heart disease can strike anyone at any age. Just ask Fort Wayne resident Mallory Pruden, 18, who has battled heart disease for nearly six years. Read More...

 
Mother of 2011 Flushing High School senior, sudden cardiac arrest victim, urges students to attend - Friday, November 08, 2013

A free heart screening last year saved 15-year-old Collin Towns' life. Read More...

 
Marist football player dies after playing basketball - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A 14-year-old freshman football player from Marist High School collapsed while playing basketball Monday afternoon and died Tuesday morning, school officials confirmed.  Read More...

 
Authorities investigating sudden death of Palisades Park HS athlete, 17 - Monday, November 04, 2013

A Bergen County medical examiner today is trying to determine what killed a 17-year-old Palisades Park High School athlete found dead in his bed after work early yesterday. Read More...

 
Edmonds teen’s death prompts call for awareness - Monday, November 04, 2013

On Sept. 13, Matthew Truax sat with his dad at the breakfast table, reading about the milestone reached by Voyager 1, the first spacecraft to leave the solar system and enter interstellar space. Read More...

 
Jeff Seidel: Wes Leonard's mom helps rescue Fennville student - Sunday, November 03, 2013

Jocelyn Leonard ran down the hallway in Fennville High School. A boy had stopped breathing in a math classroom, at the same school, in the same building, where she had lost her son, Wes Leonard. Read More...

 
High Point basketball star shines despite heart problems - Sunday, November 03, 2013

Athletes can often play through injuries, trying to ignore the pain, but High Point basketball star Allen Chaney had a more complicated problem: heart problems.  Read More...

 
Fredonia student collapses, dies in dorm room - Saturday, November 02, 2013

Authorities are reporting that a student at the State University of New York at Fredonia has died this morning. Read More...

 
HUNNEMAN: A Dad keeps working to save young lives - Friday, November 01, 2013

The work he is doing now will save the lives of children he will never meet. Read More...

 
Houma football player dies suddenly - Friday, November 01, 2013

A Covenant Christian Academy 10th-grader collapsed Friday and died just hours before he was scheduled to join his team on the football field, authorities said. Read More...

 
Team effort saves little boy’s life - Friday, November 01, 2013

A team effort by day care staff and first responders saved a 3-year-old boy’s life Friday morning after he collapsed and stopped breathing while playing with other children at Palouse Hills Day Center on Tomer Road in Moscow. Read More...

 
The Janet Fund - Friday, November 01, 2013

Schools that do not yet have defibrillators can apply by Nov. 10 Read More...

 
The Latest Scoop on AEDs - Friday, November 01, 2013

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have become a familiar sight in many workplaces across America, yet these life-saving devices are still not present in the majority of them. Read More...

 
Basketball player hospitalized after collapsing during practice - Thursday, October 31, 2013

A high school basketball player is recovering in the hospital after collapsing during practice early Thursday morning. Read More...

 
Free cardiac arrest screenings available Saturday - Thursday, October 31, 2013

A mourning mom has a warning for other parents about a heart condition that can kill. Sudden cardiac arrest took her only daughter. Read More...

 
Matters of the Heart - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Three women. Three paths. One focus: young hearts. Read More...

 
Wilson High student taken to hospital after officer, teacher preform CPR - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A 14-year-old boy at Wilson High School was taken to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital when his heart stopped Tuesday afternoon, according to Tacoma police.  Read More...

 
Terrell Coleman, Miller Grove HS basketball star, dies - Monday, October 28, 2013

A standout basketball player at Miller Grove High School in DeKalb County has died. Read More...

 
Check Up: Taking early aim at sudden cardiac arrest - Sunday, October 27, 2013

How many children drop dead every year of sudden cardiac arrest?  Read More...

 
Should ECG Screening Be Mandatory for Young Athletes? - Saturday, October 26, 2013

It doesn't happen often, but it does happen---a young athlete, in the prime of his or her life and, seemingly, in the peak of physical shape, collapses and dies on the practice or plahying field. Read More...

 
Bingham twins, medical students, recognized for heart research - Saturday, October 26, 2013

Doctors at Redington-Fariview General Hospital like to joke that they have already put Brandon Giberson on the work schedule for the year 2017, even though Giberson is only in his second year of medical school.  Read More...

 
Downers Grove doctor screens Naperville students' hearts - Friday, October 25, 2013

A couple thousand students at Naperville North High School have spent four minutes on massage chairs over the past two days, undergoing a "quick, simple and painless" test for potentially life-threatening heart conditions that could cause sudden cardiac arrest if unnoticed and untreated. Read More...

 
Marlington student, 15, dies while jogging in Alliance - Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Marlington High School football player who collapsed while jogging with a friend in Alliance Wednesday night has died. Read More...

 
NIH and CDC launch registry for sudden death in the young - Thursday, October 24, 2013

A registry of deaths in young people from conditions such as heart disease and epilepsy is being created to help researchers define the scope of the problem and set future research priorities. Read More...

 
Local girl contracts flu, mysteriously goes into cardiac arrest - Thursday, October 24, 2013

A local family's life is turned upside down after their little girl got sick with a strain of the flu and wound up going into cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Family searching for answers in Ocean Springs football player's cardiac arrest - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tyler Free's family is still searching for answers more than two weeks after the Ocean Springs ninth-grader went into sudden cardiac arrest during a football game at D'Iberville's Warrior Stadium. Read More...

 
Neillsville Warriors show support for Amherst falcons after player dies unexpectedly - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just a week after a volleyball player from a neighboring school passed away unexpectedly, opponents at a volleyball game in Neillsville Tuesday night turned out to show their support for a team still grieving from the loss of their friend. Read More...

 
MORENO VALLEY: Student, 12, collapses at lunchtime, dies - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A sixth-grader playing at lunchtime at Vista Heights Middle School in Moreno Valley collapsed and later died at a hospital Tuesday, Oct. 22, authorities said. Read More...

 
Assistant Principal Honored For Saving Student's Life - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday night on Grand Island, dozens of people came out to honor a middle school administrator who used CPR on a student that collapsed in the school hallway. Read More...

 
Advocate Educates about Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Saturday, October 19, 2013

Christine Puricelli wants to see some changes in the community.  Read More...

 
H.S. boys soccer: Glen Rock player collapses during game - Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Glen Rock soccer player was in stable condition Friday, a day after collapsing during the Panthers’ game against NJIC rival Hawthorne. Read More...

 
Mother who lost son to heart condition hosts heart screening event - Friday, October 18, 2013

Your child could be walking around with a heart condition and you might not realize it.  Read More...

 
Hearts Helping Hearts - Thursday, October 17, 2013

A football team's familiar hustle on the gridiron is just part of fall. Watching your student put on his football gear is a source of pride for many parents. Read More...

 
B's to Host Coaching Symposium presented by CF Medical and Phillips Healthcare - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Boston Bruins announced today, October 16, that they will host the Bruins Coaching Symposium presented by CF Medical and Philips Healthcare on Saturday, October 26. Read More...

 
Thomas Wendell Wheeler II dies of cardiac arrest during gym class - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa says a high school student died after running during gym class. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest survivor reunites with the heroes who saved his life - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jonathan Ruppert doesn’t remember much about the 94-degree day last month when he went for his normal Museum District jog. Read More...

 
$10,000 AED scavenger hunt begins in Seattle - Monday, October 14, 2013

Two years ago, Jamie Alls was on the sidelines one week after going into cardiac arrest on this basketball court. Read More...

 
Athletic Trainer on Queen Latifah Show - Monday, October 14, 2013
MORENO VALLEY: Woman thanks nurse for saving life at bowling alley - Sunday, October 13, 2013

One minute she was picking up her uncle, the next she was lying in a hospital bed.  Read More...

 
Athletes encouraged to get regular cardiac screening - Friday, October 11, 2013

Few things can be so exciting, so demanding, so heart racing than Friday night on the gridiron, especially for the players themselves. Read More...

 
17-year-old Alabama girl dies after colliding with player during a soccer practice - Friday, October 11, 2013

Authorities in Blount County say a 17-year-old girl is dead after sustaining an injury during a soccer practice. Read More...

 
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Supports SB 606 - Friday, October 11, 2013

October is recognized as "National Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania as well as across the country. Read More...

 
Enumclaw firefighters join school district in Nick of Time event - Thursday, October 10, 2013

Off duty career and volunteer firefighters of Enumclaw Fire / King County Fire District No. 28, along side nurses, doctors and community volunteers joined with Enumclaw School District and the Nick of Time Foundation to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Downey student football player collapses at Lynwood High game - Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Downey High School football player collapsed during a game Thursday night at Lynwood High School and was rushed to a hospital. Read More...

 
RI Hospital gets $7.4M grant for cardiac research - Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Rhode Island Hospital has received a $7.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Ocean Springs ninth-grade player collapses at game, under medical care - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A ninth-grade Ocean Springs football player collapsed on the football field Monday in a junior high game at D'Iberville. Read More...

 
Medical field responds to high school football player deaths - Monday, October 07, 2013

Moving swiftly and efficiently is key to dealing with catastrophic injury, head trauma and cardiac arrest, say medical experts. Read More...

 
USPSTF: Info Lacking for Kids' BP Screening - Monday, October 07, 2013

There is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and teens, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Read More...

 
Cody Foundation fundraiser nets $200K for EKGs - Sunday, October 06, 2013

In May of 2012, Cody Stephens was a Tarleton State-committed offensive lineman for the Crosby Cougars. Read More...

 
Student collapses and dies of cardiac arrest at SRC - Sunday, October 06, 2013

A memorial service will be held for CSUN student Michael Ahmad Jabali who died of cardiac arrest in the Student Recreation Center (SRC) last Monday. Read More...

 
Jessica Clinton honored with free heart screening in Port St. Lucie - Saturday, October 05, 2013

Parents of a teen who died from a heart condition a decade ago, memorialized their daughter by holding a free heart screening Saturday. Read More...

 
Mia’s story: The importance of a heart screen - Thursday, October 03, 2013

My name is Mia and I’m a pre-medical student at TCU. Read More...

 
High school student, 15, collapses, dies in Brooklyn - Monday, September 30, 2013

A 15-year-old student collapsed in a Brooklyn school Monday afternoon and died, police sources said. Read More...

 
2 off-duty Philly cops save child in cardiac arrest - Friday, September 27, 2013

Tommy "TJ" Ramos, a 9-year-old catcher on the Torresdale Boys Club baseball team, had just stepped onto the field on Leon Street near Eden for practice at about 6 p.m. Sept. 12 when he collapsed for no explicable reason. Read More...

 
Student athlete hospitalized after collapsing at football game - Friday, September 27, 2013

A West Fork Junior High football player whose name was not released collapsed at the end of a football game versus Green Forest Junior High on Thursday and is now recuperating at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, officials said. Read More...

 
Student Collapses at Nixa Cross Country Meet - Thursday, September 26, 2013

A junior high school student from Lebanon was found unresponsive at a cross country meet at Inman Intermediate in Nixa. Read More...

 
LaPorte High School football player dies at practice - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A LaPorte High School football player died after collapsing Wednesday during practice. Read More...

 
Valencia High School student collapses in gym, prompting emergency response - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A student at Valencia High School was treated by paramedics for cardiac arrest after apparently collapsing in the gymnasium of Valencia High School Wednesday afternoon, according to fire and law enforcement officials. Read More...

 
Study: Majority of patients who qualify for lifesaving heart treatment do not receive it - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A new study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal condition that causes the heart to stop beating, shows the majority who qualified to receive potentially lifesaving treatment did not receive it. Read More...

 
Spencer's HeartStrong Foundation donates $12,000 for school defibrillators - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Every school in Kelso will have an automated external defibrillator thanks to Spencer’s HeartStrong Foundation. Read More...

 
Baltimore Middle Schools Receive Lifesaving Donation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Johns Hopkins Medicine has teamed up with a local philanthropic foundation to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs), to 10 Baltimore City middle schools for use, if needed, during sporting events and practices. Read More...

 
Endocarditis in Kids Tied to Lesion Type - Monday, September 23, 2013

Children with congenital heart disease were at an elevated risk for infective endocarditis if they had left-sided lesions, cyanotic congenital heart disease, or endocardial cushion defects, researchers found. Read More...

 
Aquinas volleyball's Dayle Wood, of Grant, on mend after life-threatening heart disorder - Sunday, September 22, 2013

Former Grant volleyball player Dayle Wood has defied the odds. Read More...

 
Brandon athlete dies after collapsing at practice - Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Brandon High School senior died Saturday, one day after conditioning with the basketball team during a pre-season workout. Read More...

 
CPR 'chain of survival' saves Folsom boy - Friday, September 20, 2013

Paramedics say an 11-year-old boy who stopped breathing during a swim team practice apparently suffered no long-term brain damage thanks to quick action by coaches and team parents. Read More...

 
Woodbury athlete Allison Trebesch, 13, dies - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Allison Trebesch, an eighth-grader at Lake Middle School in Woodbury and a diver on the East Ridge High School swimming team, has died, District 833 spokeswoman Barb Brown said Wednesday. Read More...

 
Coach Isha Hamilton uses CPR to save Edmund W. Miles Middle School student Kiavelyn Altagracia - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A soccer coach is being hailed as a hero after making a great save. Sep 18, 2013 Read More...

 
Rep. Bacon testifies on sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) recently testified before the Commission on Education on a program which would bring awareness to sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes.  Read More...

 
"Off hours" limit access to AEDs in cardiac arrest - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Despite widespread placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in one European city, more than half of all cardiac arrests occurred during hours when access to the lifesaving devices is not possible, according to the results of a new study [1]. Read More...

 
Oaks Christian School Offers Heart Screenings For Athletes After Swimmer’s Death - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The death of a young athlete due to an undetected heart condition is leading to changes that will save lives. Read More...

 
Patient-Specific Cure Discovered for Dangerous Heart Rhythm Disorder - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) research team has successfully and completely reversed the effects of the hERG (human ether-a-go-go-related gene) mutation in long QT syndrome 2 (LQTS 2) in patient-specific heart cells, scoring a world's first. Read More...

 
Bakersfield woman honors Fresno cops who saved her life - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Eryn Watkins doesn't remember anything -- not passing out at her job, not losing her pulse for eight minutes, not the CPR performed by Fresno police and not the defibrillator. Read More...

 
Portland-spawned breakthrough blood test could diagnose fatal heart problem - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Portland scientist Lynn Sakai and her fellow researchers have developed what has become for them a holy grail: a blood test to diagnose an often fatal symptom of the disease that killed actor John Ritter, composer and playwright Jonathan Larson, and U.S. Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman. Read More...

 
Kevs Foundation in Southampton donates defibrillator to Northampton High School - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that occurs during intense physical activity such as team sports, kills 5,000 people each year between the ages of 14 and 34, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Read More...

 
Basketball player at Ridgeway High in Memphis dies in his home - Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dennis Price, a promising basketball player at Ridgeway High, died Sunday. Read More...

 
Hundreds of teens given heart screenings in Coronado - Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hundreds of teenagers were given heart screenings in Coronado on Sunday that were organized by the parents of a local teenager who died from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Utah State’s Danny Berger returns to the floor after collapsing during practice in December - Saturday, September 14, 2013

On Dec. 4, Utah State forward Danny Berger collapsed during practice, and had stopped breathing. Read More...

 
Upgraded defibrillator extends a fragile young life - Saturday, September 14, 2013

During her early teens, Kelly Mealman of Ramsey lived with no restrictions despite being born with heart defects that required eight surgeries to repair or replace heart valves. Read More...

 
Runner identified - Friday, September 13, 2013

The Wedesday edition of The Brookings Register carried a report of a Brookings man who collapsed at the Mickelson Middle School running track and was later pronounced dead at the Brookings hospital. Read More...

 
State House News -- Lawmakers weigh bills on CPR, defibrillators in school settings - Friday, September 13, 2013

John Ellsessar, whose son Michael died during an Oxford High School football game in 2010 from cardiac arrest, believes automated external defibrillators should be as readily available at school settings as fire extinguishers. Read More... 

 
2 students die after collapsing at area high schools - Friday, September 13, 2013

The school year starts on a sad note for two area high schools. Read More...

 
Wichita State basketball player undergoes surgery - Friday, September 13, 2013

Wichita State University basketball player D.J. Bowles has undergone surgery to install a defibrillator after his collapse during a practice at Koch Arena earlier this month.  Read More...

 
Carver HS death raises questions about defibrillator and heart screening - Thursday, September 12, 2013

A defibrillator was 30 feet away from the 15-year old who died last weekend while playing a pickup basketball game. Read More...

 
Assistant Principal in Grand Island Saves Student's Life - Thursday, September 12, 2013

They'd followed protocol perfectly. The teacher called 9-1-1. Read More...

 
18-year-old Walled Lake Central High School graduate collapses, dies playing basketball - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An 18-year-old Walled Lake Central High School graduate collapsed and died while playing basketball Tuesday night, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office. Read More...

 
N.J. group aims to reduce sudden cardiac deaths in students - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The details vary, but the story’s always the same: A ninth-grader collapses during a lacrosse game and dies. Read More...

 
Ohio State alumni honor son’s legacy, fight heart condition in children through Simon’s Fund - Monday, September 09, 2013

Darren and Phyllis Sudman put their son Simon down for a nap Jan. 24, 2005, just more than 90 days after he was born. Read More...

 
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death - Sunday, September 08, 2013

People with low levels of a certain protein are at greatest risk for sudden cardiac death that occurs in the morning, a new study contends. Read More...

 
A year after Sudden Cardiac Arrest, MM junior is back in the swing - Saturday, September 07, 2013

Monday marks Spencer Best’s first anniversary of his second chance at life. Read More...

 
Carver High teen Antwon Whitehead, 15, dies after pickup basketball game at school - Saturday, September 07, 2013

A 15-year-old Columbus basketball player collapsed and died today after a pickup game at Carver High School, authorities said.  Read More...

 
Quick action saves student’s life - Saturday, September 07, 2013

A Carteret Community College instructor, two students and the U.S. Coast Guard are being praised as heroes for saving the life of a CCC student who collapsed in class recently. Read More...

 
UPDATE: Childhood Friend Remembers 7th Grader who Died on Soccer Field - Friday, September 06, 2013

The sudden death of a teenage student while playing soccer has neighbors in Wood County grieving Friday night. Read More...

 
No Wait Time - Thursday, September 05, 2013

Cyndi Johnson Lempesis hadn't planned to run a health foundation. And she never would have guessed the foundation would be named after her own child. Read More...

 
WSU basketball player rushed to the hospital after collapse - Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Wichita State basketball player was rushed to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon,  after collapsing at Koch Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

 
Mother wants EKG test made available to all athletes - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A local woman hopes her son's sudden death will be a warning to others. Read More...

 
Miamisburg grad collapses during college race - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A Miamisburg cross country standout who for years ran with epilepsy and an irregular heartbeat died Tuesday, three days after collapsing at a college meet in Indiana over the weekend. Read More...

 
Heart muscle disease research reveals children at greatest risk - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Heart muscle disease, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a potentially fatal condition that causes the heart muscle to thicken, thus impairing cardiac function and predisposing people to heart failure and sudden death. Read More...

 
Shirley girl has heart in stopping cardiac arrest - Sunday, September 01, 2013

The number-one killer among healthy young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Homer students dies abruptly; collapses while playing basketball - Friday, August 30, 2013

The town of Homer is mourning the loss of a student athlete. Read More...

 
Missing a beat, should high school athletes undergo heart screenings - Thursday, August 29, 2013

Should high school athletes be screened for heart conditions? Read More...

 
Chimps Suffer Same Heart Condition That Kills Young Athletes - Thursday, August 29, 2013

In chimpanzees, researchers have identified the same hidden heart disease that has been blamed for the sudden deaths of basketball players, soccer players and other young athletes on the field. Read More...

 
New York State Athletic Trainers' Association Promotes Advocacy of Preventing Sudden Death in Sports - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

With the fall sports season upon us, the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) wants to promote the ongoing awareness efforts to help prevent sudden death in sports. Read More...

 
Law enforcement trainee dies during run at campus in Melbourne - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A law-enforcement trainee collapsed and died after a physical conditioning run at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne Tuesday, according to school officials. Read More...

 
UVa Receives Grant to Study Common Genetic Heart Disease - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The University of Virginia School of medicine has received a $14.4 million grant from the National Institute of Health. Read More...

 
Emphasis on lifesaving techniques helps more people - Sunday, August 25, 2013

The sound was tiny and muffled as it came through a vent in JJ Dunn’s bedroom and he teetered on the edge of sleep. Read More...

 
Filipe travels long, scary road to field - Saturday, August 24, 2013

The first indication that there was a problem with Devan Filipe’s heart came during a routine football physical. Read More...

 
AED Investigation: A shocking shortage - Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some 350,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year and more than 90 percent of them die. Portable defibrillators could save at least tens of thousands more, but locating them is a challenge.  Read More...

 
Lack of AEDs costs thousands of lives - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Michael Abt, a 12-year-old middle-schooler from Vero Beach, Fla., Josh Miller, a high-school middle linebacker from Barberton, Ohio, and Connecticut lawyer Michael Sage, 29, all died when their hearts suddenly stopped beating. Read More...

 
Sage Donates $100,000 for Youth Screenings Program - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sage Products LLC has donated $100,000 to support Centegra’s Youth Screenings Program, according to a Centegra Health System press release. Read More...

 
Enochs High mourns loss of student-athlete - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

From the beginning, Andre Carter believed his son was destined for big things. Read More...

 
Brookfield football player dies unexpectedly - Monday, August 19, 2013

A Brookfield High School football player who graduated in June died unexpectedly at his home Sunday night, and former teammates and friends intend to have a candlelight vigil in his memory at the school Tuesday night. Read More...

 
Tick Bite Eyed in Hudson Valley Teen's Sudden Death - Monday, August 19, 2013

A Hudson Valley teenager died suddenly from an apparent tick bite earlier this month, his family says. Read More...

 
Game Changers in Pediatric CPR - Monday, August 19, 2013

I am Dr. Bob Berg. I am the Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and I am part of a large group of investigators that are interested in cardiac arrest, resuscitation, and saving children's lives. Read More...

 
MADDEN LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING STATEWIDE DATABASE ON CHILDREN'S SUDDEN CARDIAC EVENTS SIGNED INTO - Monday, August 19, 2013

Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) that would require the reporting of children’s sudden cardiac events and establish a statewide database to keep track of such information was signed into law today. Read More...

 
Former O.F.A. swimmers to swim from Ontario to Ogdensburg to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death - Thursday, August 15, 2013

Two former O.F.A. swim team members will swim from Prescott, Ontario to Ogdensburg Aug. 25 to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in youth. Read More...

 
Rochester boy in need of a heart - Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dominic Pasquantonio is a normal 12-year old. Read More...

 
Grand High football player dies; team rallies around his family - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Grand High sophomore Sam Woodruff was so excited about practicing in pads for the first time this football season, he couldn't sleep until after 4 a.m. Saturday. Read More...

 
Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad Member Dies - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A member of the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while on duty Monday night. Read More...

 
Save a Life and Heart, One AED at a Time - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Palo Alto will get 52 automated external defibrillators and an app can help people find the closest one to them. Read More...

 
Teen Likely Saved by Routine Physical - Monday, August 12, 2013

It is common practice for schools to require athletes to have a routine physical before their sports season begins to ensure the athlete is healthy enough to participate. Read More...

 
Texas Heart Institute recruiting students for heart study aimed at preventing sudden death - Monday, August 12, 2013

We have all seen the news stories of young athletes who collapse and die on the playing field. Read More...

 
Often-ignored routine heart test could be a lifesaver for HS football players - Monday, August 12, 2013

Not long before Zachary Schrah died, he wrote in an essay that “things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” Read More...

 
Preterm Birth Tied to Smaller Right Ventricle - Monday, August 12, 2013

Preterm babies were more likely than term babies to have a smaller right ventricle and enlarged right ventricular mass, researchers found. Read More...

 
New UIL mandate could help save young lives, but does it go far enough? - Saturday, August 10, 2013

Since the death of his son to sudden cardiac arrest in May 2012, Scott Stephens has barnstormed the state on behalf of the group that bears his son’s name — the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation. Read More...

 
Remembering Kevin Major 2 years later - Saturday, August 10, 2013

The memory of Kevin Major of Westfield was honored Saturday at a hockey tournament in his name. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest more common at ice arenas than gyms - Friday, August 09, 2013

Machines to restart a heart in cardiac arrest are often required by law in fitness clubs, but a new study found that people's hearts more commonly stop in places that are home to alternative forms of exercise. Read More...

 
Canyon High athlete, 14, dies after football practice - Thursday, August 08, 2013

A student died Wednesday after collapsing during warm-ups for freshman football practice at Canyon High School. Read More...

 
Teen Runner's Death Was Caused by Heart Condition - Thursday, August 08, 2013

Last Thursday, Kim Meyer waited at the end of the Noland Trail in Newport News, Virginia, to pick up her 14-year-old daughter Joy from her final preseason cross country practice of the summer. Read More...

 
Guardian EMS plans on “Going Big” for Teen Athletes in Area High Schools - Wednesday, August 07, 2013

After hearing the story of Scott Stephens, the loss of his son Cody Stephens by Sudden Cardiac Arrest on May 6, 2012, Guardian EMS has been inspired to “Go Big” for the teen athletes of Brown, Coleman and Comanche Counties by providing them with free echocardiogram screenings (ECG or EKG). Read More...

 
Fitness Club Best Place for Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study - Wednesday, August 07, 2013

People who suffer sudden cardiac arrest at a fitness center are more likely to survive than those stricken at other indoor locations such as restaurants or malls, a new study finds. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest claims LDS missionary in Wyoming - Monday, August 05, 2013

A 21-year-old missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suffered cardiac arrest and died in a Casper, Wyo., hospital three days before he was scheduled to fly home for a surgical procedure. Read More...

 
Student athlete insurance for catastrophic coverage signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in memory of Rocky - Monday, August 05, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signed Rocky's Law Sunday requiring Illinois school districts to purchase catastrophic insurance for student athletes. Read More...

 
Cumberland County high school football player dies - Sunday, August 04, 2013

A junior at a Cumberland County high school died after collapsing at the end of football practice, according to The Fayetteville Observer. Read More...

 
Camp Rhythm provides an escape for children with heart ailments - Sunday, August 04, 2013

Out here, there is only one thing more soothing than the sounds of nature and that's the sound of children having fun. Read More...

 
Tennis - Robby Ginepri undergoes procedure to correct heart arrhythmia - Saturday, August 03, 2013

Tennis - Former world no. 15 and former US Open semi finalist Robby Ginepri has undergone a procedure earlier this week to correct a heart problem, similar to the problem that Mardy Fish had last year. Read More...

 
Newport News student dies after cross country practice - Friday, August 02, 2013

The first official day of pre-season workouts ended in tragedy for Menchville's cross country team. Read More...

 
Washington County briefs: 14-year-old receives lifesaving award - Saturday, July 27, 2013

A 14-year-old Cottage Grove boy, Jesse Galloway, has received the Citizen Life Saving Award for performing CPR on his father who went into cardiac arrest on May 11. Read More...

 
Roseville Family Warns of Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens - Friday, July 26, 2013

A Roseville family who lost their 12-year-old son suddenly almost three years ago, is urging the public to get informed about commotio cordis before school sports begin this fall. Read More...

 
19-year-old West Palm Beach man in critical condition after lobster diving accident - Friday, July 26, 2013

A 19-year-old West Palm Beach man was in critical condition Friday at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center late Friday after sustaining a heart attack while lobster diving on Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

 
Fmr. 'Bama and Troy football player Jeremy Elder dead at 25 - Thursday, July 25, 2013

Details are limited, but WSFA 12 News has confirmed that former University of Alabama and Troy University football player Jeremy Elder has died. Read More...

 
Autopsy shows welder died of heart ailment, not electrical shock - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An autopsy conducted Tuesday afternoon showed a young Mill Shoals, Ill., man was not fatally shocked as he operated a welding machine as originally thought.  Read More...

 
Family and friends mourn popular Boonsboro High School athlete - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Read More...

 
12-year-old girl dies after going into cardiac arrest in Middletown - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A 12-year-old girl died Tuesday after she went into cardiac arrest while at a recreation area in the Lincroft section of the township. Read More...

 
Eight-year-old mysteriously dies from cardiac arrest after being struck in neck with line drive - Monday, July 22, 2013

As reported by Indiana Fox affiliate WXIN, Dylan Williams was practicing with his Union City (Ind.) Little League team when he was struck in the neck with a line drive. Read More...

 
AED saves life of teen who collapses during basketball tourney - Thursday, July 18, 2013

A 17-year-old basketball player collapsed during a game at Homestead High School on Wednesday night, July 17th, and trainers were able to save his life. Read More...

 
Free heart screenings available for student athletes - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Local student-athletes have a chance for a free heart screening next week that can identify hidden health conditions and help prevent sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Athletic trainer’s quick response helps save player who collapsed at AAU tournament - Thursday, July 18, 2013

When Under Armour Summer Jam tournament director Antonio Curro sprinted onto the court Wednesday night in Milwaukee with a defibrillator under his arm, he immediately feared the worst. Read More...

 
Menlo College women's basketball player Brown dies - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Menlo College community was rocked last week by news of the untimely passing of senior women's basketball player Sasha Brown, who died on July 10. Read More...

 
Westport woman's baby delivered after her sudden death - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Doctors and emergency crews delivered a baby after her 26-year-old mother, a marathon runner from Ethiopia who was living in Westport, died late Monday after collapsing in Hamden with another young child in tow. Read More...

 
Sudden Death Risk From Exercise Linked to Arrhythmia Gene - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Endurance exercise and frequent exercise are dangerous for people with an inherited heart rhythm condition known as ARVD/C, found a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More...

 
High blood pressure risk rising among U.S. youths - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

American children may be in the midst of a blood pressure problem. Read More...

 
Hoping for a new heart: dilated cardiomyopathy puts 18-year-old in need of transplant - Monday, July 15, 2013

Elijah Kelly thought he was having an asthma attack, but the problem was his heart. Read More...

 
Sixteen-year-old survives cardiac arrest - Friday, July 12, 2013

At just 16-years-old, Sam Cockrell has competed in some 50 triathlons. - Jul 12, 2013 Read More...

 
Kids' High BP Tied to Arterial Stiffness as Adults - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

High blood pressure in childhood defined in three different ways was associated with high pulse wave velocity -- a surrogate marker for cardiovascular disease -- 27 years later, researchers found. Read More...

 
Schlitterbahn Lifeguard Saved by Fellow Lifeguards, EMS, Airlife - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A 21-year-old lifeguard supervisor at Schlitterbahn who underwent a sudden cardiac arrest last week is alive and recovering thanks to the swift work of his fellow lifeguards, New Braunfels EMS, and a team of doctors at University Hospital in San Antonio. Read More...

 
Google Glass Saves Life: Sudden Cardiac Death Application - Sunday, July 07, 2013

Technology is everything in today’s generation. It creates pleasure without the need to go outside and explore. Read More...

 
Mitchell Maxwell, son of ex-county GOP chairman, found dead - Thursday, July 04, 2013

Recent Riverdale High football player Mitchell Maxwell, the son of Austin Maxwell, former Rutherford County Republic Party chairman and Bronze Star recipient, was found dead Thursday morning. Read More...

 
Autopsy: Student who collapsed in Bearathon died of natural causes - Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A 23-year-old Baylor student who collapsed during the Bearathon run in March died of natural causes, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.  Read More...

 
School screening test saves student's life - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A heart screening test at a local high school saved one young man's life, as it has for other student athletes across the country. Read More...

 
Enlarged Heart Led to Cardiac Arrest That Killed Ramona High's Taylor Dorman - Monday, July 01, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Dorman, who passed away in April on his birthday, died from cardiac arrest due to an enlarged and weakened heart, the San Diego Medical Examiner reported. Read More...

 
Protocol changes ensue for EMS providers treating cardiac arrest patients - Sunday, June 30, 2013

If 15 minutes of CPR hasn’t worked, if the cause is futile, an emergency medical services provider can now stop resuscitating a patient suffering a medical cardiac arrest without a medical consult. Read More...

 
Holyoke walk for athletes cardiac arrest research - Saturday, June 29, 2013

Jonathan Gray of Holyoke, who was lovingly known as "Jonno", was only 18 years old when he died from Cardiac arrest two years ago. Read More...

 
Combat instructors fight off death, save students' life - Saturday, June 29, 2013

The morning of May 26 started like any other day for Sgt. Kirby D. Kuhn and Sgt. William P. Goodacre, Company F, Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry – East combat instructors. Read More...

 
Honey, Cola May Disrupt Heart - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A detailed history of patients with arrhythmia or syncope might need to include their cola intake or the origin of the honey they consume, two case studies suggest. Read More...

 
Recommendations made to prevent sudden death in high school sports - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Meeting in Las Vegas, a task force for the National Athletic Trainers' Assn. has made recommendations in an attempt to prevent "sudden death in secondary school athletics programs." Read More...

 
New Recommendations Aim to Improve CPR Quality - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More than half a million adults and children suffer cardiac arrest each year, and less than 15% survive, making it "one of the most lethal public health problems in the U.S.," according to a new consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Read More...

 
Research shows vitamin D helps children born with heart disease - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Children born with heart disease have to get used to spending long periods of time in the hospital. Read More...

 
TEMECULA: Fundraiser to support sudden cardiac arrest victims - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Travis R. Roy Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fund and the Temecula Valley Polo Club invite you to join us for an evening of fast-paced polo action at Galway Downs in Temecula on Friday, June 28  Read More...

 
Undergrad inspired by past to join cardiac arrest study - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cardiac arrest is a sudden disruption of the pumping action of the heart, which can be fatal. Read More...

 
Lou Dawkins still dealing with loss of his son at MSU camp - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lou Dawkins hasn’t felt peace in four years. Read More...

 
Athletic physicals have saved at least one life - Sunday, June 16, 2013

Texas A&M freshman football players lined up for their athletic physicals recently, and youngsters across the country are doing likewise this time of year no matter their level of sport. Read More...

 
Governor Rick Perry signs heart health legislation into law - Saturday, June 15, 2013

Late Friday evening, Governor Rick Perry signed three important pieces of legislation that will impact the heart health of all Texans. Read More...

 
Family, friends of 17-year-old who died suddenly have plan to honor her - Friday, June 14, 2013

Golden High School softball player, Breanna Hall was known as “the angel in the outfield” even before her sudden and tragic death last year. Read More...

 
Madden Bill Aiming To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death By Expanding Medical Examinations For Children... - Thursday, June 13, 2013

In an effort to prevent instances of sudden cardiac death, Senator Fred H. Madden sponsored legislation that would require that all annual physical examinations given to children under the age of 19 include questions evaluating the child’s cardiovascular disease risk, and require health care practitioners who perform these examinations to complete training on cardiac screening.  Read More...

 
Capps Introduces Teaching Children to Save Lives Act - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, on Tuesday announced that she has introduced the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act (House Resolution 2308), legislation that would provide critical resources to assist schools with teaching students across the country the lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use automated external defibrillators (AED). Read More...

 
Sheriff deputy's daughter dies after collapse - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Scott County Sheriff's Office confirms that Shadara Douglas, the 17-year-old daughter of Deputy Roger Douglas, passed away on Wednesday. Read More...

 
Committee Approves Dinniman Bill to Put More AEDs in Schools - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 606, state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s bill to put automated external defibrillators (AED’s) in public and private schools. Read More...

 
UPDATE: Young cardiac arrest victim improving - Monday, June 10, 2013

A young boy who was rushed to the hospital today after suffering from cardiac arrest is recovering, a sheriff’s official said. Read More...

 
UB Mourning the Death of Former Football Player - Thursday, June 06, 2013

The University of Buffalo is mourning the unexpected death of a former football player. Read More...

 
Calif. college student dies during research outing - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Officials at California Lutheran University say a student died while researching lizards in the hills north of campus. Read More...

 
Bentley F Joe Glynn collapses, dies - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Police say a Bentley University basketball player has died after collapsing at a men's recreational summer league game. Read More...

 
Delaware teen baseball player survives hit to his chest thanks to AED - Monday, June 03, 2013

It was the longest three minutes of Gail Longo’s life. Read More...

 
Fast-thinking friends, emergency training save teen's life - Monday, June 03, 2013

Experts say CPR saved Billy Baker’s life. Read More...

 
Lindsey Bingham, 9-Year-Old Girl, Cheats Death And Gets A New Heart - Saturday, June 01, 2013

A 9-year-old girl who suffered from and overcame a life-threatening heart condition will astound you with her courage. Read More...

 
Bill requires grads have CPR training - Thursday, May 30, 2013

State lawmakers have approved a bill giving students more requirements to meet before graduating from high school. Read More...

 
Seymour Foundation Seeks to Save - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

During a Great Falls Little League game on Saturday, May 18, the Adam P. Seymour Foundation donated an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to the Great Falls Little League as part of the foundation’s commitment to providing AEDs to organizations and schools that do not have the medical device.  Read More...

 
Police: School defibrillator not working when Normandy HS student struck in chest died - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A life saving device wasn’t working at the Normandy School District, and a mother says that’s why her son is dead. Read More...

 
Orem High football coach helped save player’s life - Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ben Smith was at football practice when he suddenly collapsed on the field. He may have died if it wasn’t for his coach, according to KUTV 2News.  Read More...

 
Keep Youth Sports Safety Top of Mind: Guidelines from National Athletic Trainers’ Association - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

With the spring sports season well underway and summer preseason practices and youth league games around the corner, young athletes are already enjoying warm weather activities and competition.  Read More...

 
Teen's heart stopped, but never her spirit - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A 16-year-old girl lay lifeless on an operating table. A two-sport athlete at Campbell County High School, full of life and energy, Lydia Clark had to be shocked back to life by doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Read More...

 
10 Percent of Congenital Heart Disease Cases Are Caused by Spontaneous Genetic Mutations: Study - Monday, May 13, 2013

Congenital heart disease is one of the most common abnormalities in babies, affecting nearly 1 percent of all newborns. Read More...

 
New Jersey woman saves young baseball player's life - Sunday, May 12, 2013

A good Samaritan saved the life of an 8-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest after being hit in the chest with a ball during a baseball game in New Jersey.  Read More...

 
Coroner: Basketball player's death most likely natural - Sunday, May 12, 2013

York County Coroner Barry Bloss said today an autopsy performed on the body of Tyqua Sterling Galloway did not reveal anything conclusive about the man's death, but preliminarily, it appears it was natural. Read More...

 
Teen's groundbreaking science project stuns tech world - Sunday, May 12, 2013

A 14-year-old Lincoln High School student has wowed the national medical community and probably ruffled mighty Apple Inc. with her overachieving science project proving iPad2s can jam life-saving heart implant devices. Read More...

 
Hidden Threats to Young Athletes - Saturday, May 11, 2013

In February, hundreds of youth sports safety advocates convened at a Washington hotel.  Read More...

 
Toddler's fall from slide caused by tumor, cardiac arrest - Thursday, May 09, 2013

After falling from a slide last week, a 3-year-old continues to fight for her life. Read More...

 
Family Donates AED in Memory of Georgia Southern Student - Thursday, May 09, 2013

The College of Business Administration (COBA) at Georgia Southern University has been given an automated external defibrillator (AED) by the family of Cory Wilson. Read More...

 
Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices - Thursday, May 09, 2013

With summer approaching, researchers caution that swimming pools may pose a risk to patients with irregular heartbeats who've received implantable defibrillators. Read More...

 
New law says Washington state high school students must learn CPR - Thursday, May 09, 2013

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed SHB 1556 into law today ensuring that all high school students receive CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training before they graduate. Read More...

 
NKY students undergo heart screenings - Wednesday, May 08, 2013

It's estimated that up to 450,000 people each year suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the United States, and some of those victims are teenagers. Read More...

 
Runner, 23, dies of cardiac arrest during Pittsburgh Half Marathon - Sunday, May 05, 2013

Just before heading to the starting line for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on Sunday morning, Kyle Chase Johnson toasted his roommate, Alex Calder, with a glass of raw eggs.  Read More...

 
Lee County coroner: Opelika student, 7, dies Friday after cardiac episode - Friday, May 03, 2013

A student at Jeter Primary in Opelika died Friday morning after a cardiac episode, according to a release from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. Read More...

 
Dad urges support of cardiac emergency drills in Michigan schools - Friday, May 03, 2013

The state House Education Committee this week heard testimony from parents whose children died in school after suffering cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
3-year-old’s heart fails after falling from slide - Thursday, May 02, 2013

A 3-year-old girl went into full cardiac arrest Thursday afternoon after falling from a slide. Read More...

 
Researchers determine where best to place defibrillators - Thursday, May 02, 2013

In a paper published in Circulation, Chan and Morrison note that publicly registered AEDs in Toronto are not in the best locations to help victims of cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Pa. college student died of irregular heartbeat - Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Lancaster County coroner has ruled that a Franklin & Marshall College student who collapsed in his dorm in February died of an irregular heartbeat. Read More...

 
Bay County teen high-fives dad after bagging turkey, then collapses and dies - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A Bay County father choked back tears as he described how a successful spring turkey hunt with his teenage son turned in an instant from a celebration to a tragedy. Read More...

 
In Ulster County, another day, another life saved - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ulster County is gaining a nice reputation as a place of life-saving heroes. Read More...

 
Parents of Tenn. State player file wrongful death suit - Monday, April 29, 2013

The parents of Wayne Jones III, the Tennessee State football player who died last season after collapsing on the practice field, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university. Read More...

 
Cardiac Arrest suspected in CSU student death - Monday, April 29, 2013

The death of a Columbus State University student is being investigated as Public Relations Director for the University, John Lester confirms to NBC 38 that Cardiac Arrest is suspected in her death but will be confirmed pending Autopsy results. Read More...

 
Search For Answers In Buffalo Area High Schooler's Death - Monday, April 29, 2013

Seniors from Lackawanna High School were due to return home on Monday from Disney World, sadly, minus one of their own. Read More...

 
Mayo Clinic creates institution-wide electronic prolonged QT interval warning system - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Using a one-of-a-kind computer-aided program, Mayo Clinic has developed and implemented a Mayo-wide electronic warning system to identify patients at risk of QT-related deaths from an abnormality in the heart's electrical system. Read More...

 
High Point girl saves teammate’s life by performing CPR - Friday, April 19, 2013

Several members of the Wesleyan softball team used something they learned in school to save the life of a teammate. Read More...

 
High School From Kent Student Dies in Twinsburg - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School are struggling with the loss of a fellow student and friend today. Read More...

 
Principal: Curtis Middle School Student Dies of Cardiac Arrest - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The following is an email sent by Curtis Middle School Principal Stephen Lambert: Read More...

 
New Training Package Could Help Doctors Cut Rates of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes - Monday, April 15, 2013

Progress on curbing the leading killer of athletes―sudden cardiac death―by spotting heart problems early, has been slow. But the development of a series of online tutorials for sports and cardiology doctors looks set to reverse this trend. Read More...

 
Boy revived after heart stops during baseball game - Saturday, April 13, 2013

An 8-year-old baseball player collapsed Saturday in Rohnert Park after being struck in the chest by a pitch, requiring CPR and a defibrillator to get his young heart going again. Read More...

 
Police: Normandy High student collapses and dies after horseplay incident - Friday, April 12, 2013

Police on Friday continued to investigate a day after a Normandy High School student died following an incident at the school. Read More...

 
New Life-Saving Equipment for Northbrook Parks - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Partnership in Memory of Northbrook Teen Read More...

 
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Simon’s Fund Team Up for Free Kids Heart Screenings on April 14 - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 cause of death for student athletes, claiming thousands of lives a year. Unfortunately, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens unexpectedly and the only way to prevent it is to get tested and watch for the warning signs. Read More...

 
Drugs and alcohol ruled out in February death of Cal Poly student - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Drugs and alcohol did not factor into the February death of a Cal Poly student, who collapsed while returning to his campus apartment from a party. Read More...

 
Teen hit with line drive at Ramona High collapses, airlifted to hospital - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A 16-year-old male student was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center Wednesday after a softball hit him in the chest and he collapsed at Ramona High School, according to officials. Read More...

 
Ore. bill aims to prevent student-athlete deaths - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Oregon lawmakers have begun considering a bill that is intended to save the lives of young athletes who are hit in the chest by a baseball or other object and go into cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
ONU student died of heart condition - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The 22-year-old Olivet Nazarene University student who last month died suddenly inside her campus apartment suffered from cardiac arrhythmia, a heart condition that kills an estimated 4,000 children, teens and young adults each year. Read More...

 
RSMS student collapses during P.E. class - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A seventh-grader at Royal Spring Middle School collapsed during a physical education class Tuesday morning and was unresponsive briefly, his teacher said. Read More...

 
Vancouver teen survives sudden cardiac arrest; many don’t - Sunday, April 07, 2013

Heidi Stewart describes death as nothingness. Read More...

 
25-year-old man recovering after cardiac arrest during Capitol 10,000 race - Sunday, April 07, 2013

A 25-year-old man’s heart stopped during Sunday’s Capitol 10,000 race, and paramedics were able to revive him within minutes. Read More...

 
The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are those breadbox-sized white boxes adorned with a bright red heart and lightning bolt seen in restaurants, bars, shopping malls and hotels across the country. Read More...

 
Local student dies after collapsing at beauty pageant - Thursday, April 04, 2013

A Richmond County high school student collapsed during a beauty pageant at Paine College on Wednesday and was pronounced dead from natural causes at Georgia Regents University Medical Center, according to Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten. Read More...

 
21 Year Old Cardiac Arrest Victim, Life Saved in Park - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Empress EMS along with Yonkers Police Department ESU was dispatched to a 911 call at Coyne Park in the City of Yonkers for a reportedly unconscious person. Read More...

 
California man, 24, dies after going into cardiac arrest while having wisdom teeth pulled - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It was supposed to be no big deal when California man Marek Lapinski went to have his wisdom teeth pulled last month. Read More...

 
Simon's Fund preventing heart-related tragedies one high school athlete at a time - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kyle McCabe is only a freshman at Pope John Paul II (Royersford, Pa.), yet he’s already retired from football, baseball and basketball. Read More...

 
LISD begins training for athlete heart screenings - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Seemingly healthy athletes who die of cardiac illnesses, sometimes right there on the field, is a tragedy you least expect. Read More...

 
Fort Wayne teen dies in Florida - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A Fort Wayne teen has died over the weekend while attending a Christian retreat with his youth group in Panama City. Read More...

 
Family Recalls How Long QT Nearly Claimed Their Son - Sunday, March 31, 2013

12-year-old Oliver Lavery can't remember anything about the day he died, but his parents say they'll never forget awaking to the realization that they could lose their normally healthy and active child. Read More...

 
18-Year-Old HSU Student Collapses, Dies - Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jessica Garcia, an 18-year-old freshman at HSU, died this morning shortly after being rushed to the hospital from Redwood Bowl. Read More...

 
Vigil held for USA student Jordan Greer, who died days after collapsing at intramural volleyball - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Friends, fellow students and faculty members participated in a vigil honoring a University of South Alabama student who died Tuesday, after collapsing last week during an intramural volleyball game. Read More...

 
Students mourn Excelsior Springs athlete’s sudden death - Monday, March 25, 2013

The community of Excelsior Springs is rallying around a family whose 16-year-old died in his sleep. Read More...

 
Josh Level Died From Myocarditis, A Virus That Got Into His Heart, Dad Says - Monday, March 25, 2013

Tuesday night, February 19, Josh Level collapsed at a basketball game in Winston-Salem and died after being taken to the hospital. Read More...

 
ND Schools: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & CPR - Monday, March 25, 2013

The goal is for all high school graduates in North Dakota to have a life-saving skill on their résumés. Read More...

 
Baylor student from North Richland Hills dies during half-marathon - Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Baylor University student from North Richland Hills has died after collapsing near the finish line of a half-marathon road race. Read More...

 
F.D.A. Seeks to Toughen Defibrillator Regulations - Friday, March 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it was moving to toughen regulation of the industry that produces heart defibrillators — devices that are used to jolt a failing heart back into its regular rhythm — after tens of thousands of malfunctions and hundreds of deaths in recent years. Read More...

 
South Alabama student collapses; in ICU - Thursday, March 21, 2013

On Tuesday, a female student at the University of South Alabama collapsed while playing volleyball at the USA Recreation Center. Read More...

 
Beaumont doctors call for standardized, widespread training to reduce sudden cardiac arrest - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One of the leading causes of death in the United States is sudden cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 325,000 people each year. Read More...

 
Sudden death of popular Carrollton student is a mystery - Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gerson Lagunez, a Newman Smith High School student, cross-country star and band member, died suddenly on Friday afternoon at the age of 16. Read More...

 
Ferndale student dies, had seizure at track practice - Friday, March 15, 2013

A Ferndale High School student died Thursday after collapsing during track practice at the school. Read More...

 
FDA Warns of Arrhythmias with Azithromycin - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Patients with certain risk factors may be subject to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias when taking azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax), the FDA said Tuesday. Read More...

 
Waubonsie student says heart screening saved his life - Monday, March 11, 2013

It was almost two years ago when Chris Storm took part in Young Hearts for Life, a voluntary cardiac screening program offered at his high school. Read More...

 
2010 Framingham High Grad Out of Coma But Still Has a Long Recovery - Monday, March 11, 2013

Framingham High Class of 2010 graduate Brittany Riva went to Florida with friends to celebrate her 21st birthday on March 3.  Read More...

 
Heart of a teenager. Heart of a Champion. - Monday, March 11, 2013

On May 23, 2012, Adam Thompson, 16, leapt out of bed much earlier than usual, excited for his first day of driver’s education – a milestone in his book. It meant that his sweet sixteen party and his driver’s license would happen soon. Read More...

 
Community volunteers successfully trained to do ECG screening - Saturday, March 09, 2013

Community volunteers, namely parents, can be trained to perform an accurate electrocardiogram (ECG) screening, according to the results of a new study presented here today at the American College of Cardiology 2013 Scientific SessionsRead More...

 
9-year-old boy helps woman give CPR to baby - Friday, March 08, 2013

A 9-year-old boy and his 10-year-old friend are being hailed as heroes after helping a woman whose baby stopped breathing. One boy gave instructions on how to CPR while the other boy waited for an ambulance.  Read More...

 
Admission Rates Up for Adults Born with Heart Defects - Thursday, March 07, 2013

Many children with congenital heart defects now live to adulthood, and, perhaps not surprisingly, adult hospital admissions for congenital heart problems nearly doubled over a 12-year span, a national analysis determined. Read More...

 
Mokena teen’s parents ‘hope his legacy will go on’ after sudden death - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Matt Lulinski was the type of kid who liked to help people. A freshman at Eastern Illinois University, he was studying to be a nurse. Read More...

 
16-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest in Queens High School English Class - Monday, March 04, 2013

A 16-year-old student had a heart attack during an afternoon English class at his high school, an FDNY official said.  Read more...

 
Toronto researchers taking part in two of world’s largest cardiac arrest clinical trials - Monday, March 04, 2013

One trial examines whether cooling a patient's body temperature in the ambulance en route to a hospital improves the rate of cooling in the hospital, which has been proven to improve survival and reduce brain damage. Read More...

 
UVM student's death linked to cardiac problem - Monday, March 04, 2013

The state medical examiner says a University of Vermont student found dead in his apartment died from a heart problem. Read More...

 
St. Charles students' call for AED answered with three - Monday, March 04, 2013

In the two weeks after Katelynn Houghton and Alex Philipp launched their campaign to put an automated external defibrillator in the gym at Hardin Middle School in St. Charles, three were donated.  Read More...

 
Heart Troubles Rare But Deadly in Young Athletes - Thursday, February 28, 2013

David Wilganowski, a 17-year old football star at James Earl Rudder High School in Bryan, Texas, was in the middle of a game when his heart stopped. Read More...

 
Pearland High Student Collapses During Basketball Game, Later Dies - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Pearland high school student reportedly died after he collapsed while on a basketball court Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

 
Officials: Student collapses during gym class - Monday, February 25, 2013

A third-grader is in the hospital after, officials said, he collapsed during gym class. Read More...

 
College Student From Hudsonville Dies Unexpectedly At MSU - Monday, February 25, 2013

Michigan State University student Anna Flory, 19, from Hudsonville died unexpectedly on Saturday in East Lansing. Read More...

 
Harvard-Westlake students mourn sudden death of 16-year-old swimmer - Monday, February 25, 2013

Classmates of a Harvard-Westlake swimmer who died last week after collapsing in the school pool are expected to honor the 16-year-old junior at an assembly on Monday. Read More...

 
BGSU Student Collapses And Dies After Run - Monday, February 25, 2013

A Bowling Green State University Student collapsed and died Sunday night after going out for a run. Read More...

 
Autopsy released on Goyne - Saturday, February 23, 2013

Autopsy results have been released in the death of 20-year-old LSU Alexandria and former Elysian Fields outfielder Brandon Goyne, who collapsed and died during a practice on Jan. 18. Read More...

 
Highly Recruited 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Dies During Game - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A high school basketball star has died after collapsing during a game. Read More...

 
Western New England student dies during intramural basketball game - Monday, February 18, 2013

A Western New England University student died Sunday night after collapsing during an intramural basketball game.  Read More...

 
Long Island college student with heart condition collapses and dies in Greenwich Village after night - Saturday, February 16, 2013

A 19-year-old college student with a congenital heart condition collapsed and died early Saturday morning after a night of partying with friends in Greenwich Village, officials and her family said.  Read More...

 
AU student dies while playing basketball on campus - Friday, February 15, 2013

An Anderson University football player died Thursday when he collapsed playing basketball on campus. Read More...

 
Student who died during baseball training, and later revived, speaks from his heart - Thursday, February 14, 2013

"I don't remember anything about that day," Ben Highland explained while hitting golf balls on a course. He was describing last February 6th, the day he died and was brought back to life. Read More...

 
Heartbeat: Valedictorian, school nurse linked by cardiac arrest - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spend five minutes with Aaron Chan and a few things are very obvious: He's smart, doesn't have time for the limelight and he's engaged with the possibility of solitude. Read More...

 
Teachers, school nurse save Big Spring student's life - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thanks to a quick acting team of teachers and the school nurse, a Big Spring High School student who went into cardiac arrest during gym class is alive.  Read More...

 
6-Year-Old Survives Cardiac Arrest Because School Had Plan - Monday, February 11, 2013

Four years ago, Joe Quigley got the call that his 6-year-old daughter, Olivia, had suddenly collapsed at East Boston Central Catholic School after doing gym class warm-ups, running around playing ball with her first-grade classmates. Read More...

 
Parents of teen who died of sudden cardiac arrest turn tragedy into outreach - Sunday, February 10, 2013

The parents of a teenager who died from sudden cardiac arrest are turning their tragedy into an outreach for other families.  Read More...

 
Update: Cal Poly president identifies student who died - Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong has confirmed that the student who died early Sunday was Brandon Huang, a second-year biology major.  Read More...

 
Franklin & Marshall student collapses and dies in residence hall - Sunday, February 10, 2013

A 20-year-old Franklin & Marshall College student collapsed and died of undetermined causes early this morning in the common area of his residence hall, said Cass Cliatt, spokeswoman for the Lancaster college.  Read More...

 
Town Hall Meeting: Health and Safety in High School Athletics - Friday, February 08, 2013

The first-ever Bryan ISD Town Hall Meeting to discuss Health and Safety in Secondary School Athletics will be held at Bryan High School in the Silver Cafeteria on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Read More...
 

 
Parent Heart Watch and HeartSine Technologies Launch the 2013 Heart Avengers AED Grant Program - Friday, February 08, 2013

Every year in schools across the country, children and adults alike are struck by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  Read More...

 
College Station HS student passes out, dies after playing dodgeball - Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A high school student passed out and died during a game of dodgeball during school on Tuesday, according to College Station ISD. Read More...

 
Comatose Millwood High School Student Dies - Friday, February 01, 2013

A 15-year-old girl has died after passing out before a basketball game, and falling into a coma. Read More...

 
Cintas Debunks 5 Myths about Automated External Defibrillators - Friday, February 01, 2013

In a study conducted by the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), less than four percent of more than 31,000 sudden cardiac arrest victims (SCA) were treated with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Read More...

 
Coroner releases name of Mechanicsburg student who died at school Tuesday - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Cumberland County coroner's office announced this afternoon that  James R. Wilson, 17, was the Mechanicsburg Area High School student who died at school Tuesday afternoon. Read More...

 
UNH student revived after going into cardiac arrest - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A University of New Hampshire student's life was saved Saturday evening when trained staff at the Hamel Rec Center and emergency response personnel were able to revive him after he went into cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Girl who collapsed from cardiac arrest returns to Hope School - Friday, January 25, 2013

A student who went into cardiac arrest last month at Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad and was revived by school workers using a defibrillator is back in class after undergoing surgery. Read More...

 
After VA Girl's Death, Stricter School CPR Guidelines Proposed - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

After a girl collapsed at her middle school and later died, a lawmaker is proposing a bill which would allow school districts to require students to receive CPR certification before graduating. Read More...

 
Boy, 6, dies after feeling sick at Ruskin elementary school - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A kindergarten student at Cypress Creek Elementary School died Wednesday after he told nurses he wasn’t feeling well, investigators said. Read More...

 
After VA Girl's Death, Stricter School CPR Guidelines Proposed - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

After a girl collapsed at her middle school and later died, a lawmaker is proposing a bill which would allow school districts to require students to receive CPR certification before graduating. Read More...

 
Heart of the problem: Student spreads his story - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The first time Drew Brantley’s heart stopped, he was dead for at least four minutes. Read More...

 
Prolonged CPR May Boost Chances for Cardiac Arrest Victims - Monday, January 21, 2013

Performing CPR for longer periods of time boosts chances of survival in both children and adults in hospital settings, two large U.S. studies show. Read More...

 
CC student died of natural causes - Monday, January 21, 2013

Novi Catholic Central student David Widzinski’s death last month has been classified as “heart arrhythmia of unknown etiology,” according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s report on Jan. 16. Read More...

 
Autopsy of GSU student proves inconclusive - Monday, January 21, 2013

An autopsy conducted on a Georgia Southern student who collapsed and died in a classroom Thursday was inconclusive. Read More...

 
School District Mourns Student’s Death - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Students, staff and family members are mourning the unexpected death of a 17-year-old high school student. Read More...

 
Georgia Southern student collapses in class, dies - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Authorities say a student at Georgia Southern University collapsed during class and later died. Read More...

 
UC student goes into cardiac arrest at Campus Recreation Center - Thursday, January 17, 2013

A student from the University of Cincinnati went into cardiac arrest at the Campus Recreation Center Thursday at approximately 12:30 p.m. Read More...

 
Student collapses, dies in front of Detroit high school - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A 17-year-old Detroit Public Schools student who was a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. High School passed out in front of the school Tuesday morning. Read More...

 
A mother’s mission: Raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death - Monday, January 14, 2013

A dozen years later, Maruchi Mendez still chokes on her words when she talks about her son, a star baseball pitcher.  Read More...

 
Boy who suffered cardiac arrest during soccer game dies - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

An 11-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest last week during a soccer game has died.  Read More...

 
New Hope for Stopping Sudden Cardiac Deaths - Monday, January 07, 2013

Sudden cardiac death in young athletes has been a problem since the year 490 B.C., when a young Greek soldier ran from Marathon to Athens and fell suddenly to his death. Read More...

 
Buford teen collapses, dies during game - Sunday, January 06, 2013

12-year-old Buford Middle School student collapsed Saturday night during a Gwinnett Basketball League all-star game at the Suwanee Sports Academy and later died. Read More...

 
11-year-old soccer player remains in coma after cardiac arrest at game - Sunday, January 06, 2013

It's been six weeks since Utah State University basketball player Danny Berger collapsed during a practice. Read More...

 
Former NFL Player Chandler Williams Passes Away During Flag Football Game - Sunday, January 06, 2013

Former NFL wide receiver Chandler Williams passed away at the age of 27 on Saturday during a flag football tournament in Florida, according to a report from Local10.com. He reportedly died of natural causes. Read More...

 
Family seeks answers in 13-year-old's sudden death - Sunday, January 06, 2013

Family members are preparing a Monday celebration of life for Kaylee C. Bujarski of Omaha, still longing to understand why the 13-year-old is dead. Read More...

 
Family grief at Gaven’s sudden death - Saturday, January 05, 2013

THE family of a former Sunshine Coast student-turned-model are grief stricken after the popular teenager died unexpectedly in his sleep. Read More...

 
Pediatricians: State laws should require a doctor in every school - Monday, December 31, 2012

Despite no federal or uniform state requirements to do so, all school districts should have a doctor to oversee school health services, according to a policy statement from a group of American pediatricians. Read More...

 
Four Year-Old Went Into Cardiac Arrest At PTI Finally Meets Officers Who Saved Her - Friday, December 21, 2012

It is three weeks before Christmas, a woman and her child are at the airport waiting for daddy's flight to get in.  Read More...

 
Student dies at Lawrence County School - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A student died after collapsing Tuesday afternoon on the Lawrence County High School football field, school officials said.  Read More...

 
Deputy, educators save 13-year-old cardiac arrest victim - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

As the majority of Dyer County students count down the days until Christmas break, the family members of one local middle school student are counting their blessings. Read More...

 
Memorial for Football Player Who Collapsed at Practice - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Temoc Castellanos, 15, was running at Long Beach's Jordan High practice when he collapsed and later died. Read More...

 
Possible clues in sudden death of Clayton High School student - Friday, December 14, 2012

Family and friends of a Clayton High School baseball player are in mourning after he collapsed and died suddenly during team conditioning Thursday.  Read More...

 
Wallula teenager's death caused by heart disorder - Thursday, December 13, 2012

A 15-year-old Wallula boy found dead in his home Monday died from natural causes, officials said.  Read More...

 
Discovery could improve screening for sudden cardiac death - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unfortunately, newspaper articles about young athletes dying suddenly on the field are not unheard of. Read More...

 
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study - Monday, December 10, 2012

Bystander CPR saves more lives when just chest compression is performed without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a new study from Japan shows. Read More...

 
Gomes' Foundation Battling Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Sunday, December 09, 2012

Immediately after Utah State basketball player Danny Berger collapsed during practice Tuesday, assistant athletic trainer Mike Williams rushed to his side, ordered for 911 to be called, performed CPR and then shocked Berger's heart back into rhythm with an automated external defibrillator. Read More...

 
Medical Examiner: Cranbrook Student Caleb Lei Died of Natural Causes - Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this week that the death of Cranbrook student Caleb Lei was due to natural causes, police said. Read More...

 
Shane's Heart, A Mother Honors Her Son and Attempts to Save Lives - Friday, December 07, 2012

A mother whose son fell to his death on a basketball court is doing her part to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to another family. Read More...

 
Caught on Camera: Cop saves kid with defibrillator - Thursday, December 06, 2012

Inside Kent Meridian High School Officer Scott Rankin sees students every day. One always stood out. Read More...

 
Cleburne teen's death remains a mystery - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A Cleburne family is waiting for answers about the sudden, unexplained death of a 13-year-old boy.  Read More...

 
Teen dies after basketball game - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A Fairfield Freshman School student died Tuesday, a day after collapsing during a recreational game of basketball, said Gina Gentry-Fletcher, schools spokeswoman. Read More...

 
Heart screenings can save kids' lives - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

CNN's Elizabeth Corridan reports on a family who is raising awareness about the risk of cardiac arrest in children.  Watch Video...

 
USU basketball player collapses on court - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A member of the Utah State University men’s basketball team was transported to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after he stopped breathing and collapsed on the court.  Read More...

 
Mother of Detroit Catholic Central football player who died in his sleep: 'I can't imagine life... - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A family and community is grieving the loss of 16-year-old David Widzinski. Read More...

 
Red Bank high school basketball player collapses, dies - Monday, December 03, 2012

 Red Bank high school basketball player died this afternoon after collapsing at a scrimmage, school officials said. Read More...

 
Family hopes defibrillators will help prevent a tragedy - Monday, December 03, 2012

Parents Steve and Christy Silva are pushing hard for some good to come from the unexpected death of their 7-year old son Aidan J. Silva.  Read More...

 
Broken Hearts - Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the morning of Saturday, April 19, 2008, the lacrosse field at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, N.C., was awash in sunshine, a perfect day for a game. Read More...

 
Doctor Maps AED Locations - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nationwide, it’s estimated more than a million automatic external defibillators have been installed. Read More...

 
Preventive screening for sudden cardiac death in young athletes debated - Monday, November 26, 2012

While ensuring the safety of high school and college athletes is hardly controversial, the method and associated costs of doing so are hotly debated. Read More...

 
Quick use of defibrillators can save lives - Friday, November 23, 2012

Jim Settles was 11 when his heart suddenly stopped beating. Read More...

 
Death of Lincoln-Way Central athlete believed to be heart related - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A 16-year-old Lincoln-Way Central football player died Monday after suffering a heart attack while exercising in his New Lenox Township home.  Read More...

 
Centennial student collapses on campus, later dies - Friday, November 16, 2012

A 15-year-old boy collapsed and died during a physical education class at Centennial High School. Read More...

 
Oregon State athletes get EKG screenings, participate in national study - Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jonathan Drezner, a doctor at the University of Washington, isn't sure if more young athletes are dying of heart attacks or if just seems like it because of mainstream media coverage. Read More...

 
Ronan Guyer, Southold Freshmen, Dies at Age 14 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ronan Guyer, a Southold freshman, died Wednesday evening after suffering cardiac arrest and collapsing this past Friday during a warm-up before the New York State Public High School Athletic Association cross country championships in Elma. Read More...

 
Dramatic increase in CVD in young relatives of SCD victims - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A new study has identified a significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathies, and ventricular arrhythmias in people related to young victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD) [1]. Read More...

 
LISD to consider heart screening to protect student-athletes - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

LISD trustees are scheduled to decide Thursday whether to foot the bill for cardiac screenings for every student-athlete in order to curb the risk of heart-related emergencies. Read More...

 
CDC plans to gather new data about sudden death in the young - Monday, November 12, 2012

Most of the talk about big data in government has been about crunching through existing data pools to spot trends that older tools weren’t powerful enough to identify. Read More...

 
Coroner reopens investigation into death of Lake Central teen - Friday, November 09, 2012

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey announced Friday she is reopening the case into the sudden death of a Lake Central High School student in August. Read More...

 
TO PREVENT ATHLETES’ DEATHS: Stephens asks U.I.L. to require E.C.G. tests - Friday, November 09, 2012

Scott Stephens asked the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council (U.I.L.L.C.) on Oct. 19 to require Electrocardiograms (E.C.G.) for high school football players and that they be read by cardiologists because if that had been the rule, his son, Cody, would be alive today. Read More...

 
Neb. high school student dies in basketball game - Thursday, November 08, 2012

A high school senior collapsed and died during a basketball game at his small school in southeast Nebraska this week. Read More...

 
Snohomish students get healthy heart screenings - Thursday, November 08, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Mike Sanders found out about the Nick of Time Foundation when he had his heart checked in Redmond last year. Read More...

 
Tenn. State football player collapses, dies at practice - Thursday, November 08, 2012

Tennessee State walk-on football player William Wayne Jones III collapsed Wednesday during a non-contact practice and later died, coach Rod Reed said. Read More...

 
MI schools urged to test their readiness to respond to cardiac arrest during AED/CPR Drill Week - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It wasn’t part of a drill when high school sophomore Chris Fowler fell to one knee Oct. 9 during football practice at Lansing-area  Ovid-Elsie High School. Read More...

 
Family Less Likely to Give CPR Than Strangers in Study - Sunday, November 04, 2012

People with cardiac arrest are more likely to get cardiopulmonary resuscitation from strangers than members of their own family, especially wives, according to a study in Japan. Read More...

 
Wristbands available in Warren and Bound Brook benefit the Janet Fund - Saturday, November 03, 2012

In honor of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month the Janet Fund has launched the “Live with a Heart” wristband campaign. Read More...

 
Competition to locate AEDs is a success - Saturday, November 03, 2012

Participants in a "crowdsourcing" challenge were able to find, photograph, and map more than 1400 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the city of Philadelphia using a smartphone app, researchers told the American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions today [1]. Read More...

 
Ooltewah High School Student Collapses; Officials Perform Life Saving Measures - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

School officials are still shaken up over this, and rightfully so. Read More...

 
UW student dies in Smith Hall Monday - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student died from cardiac arrest in Smith Residence Hall early Monday evening, according to Dean of Students Lori Berquam.  Read More...

 
Sudden death in young adults not caused by exercise, study suggests - Sunday, October 28, 2012

The stories are always shocking: A young, often super fit teenager or young adult drops like a stone during an athletic event, dead before they hit the ground. Read More...

 
Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems - Sunday, October 28, 2012

Alaina Dixon had no idea she had heart problems until she collapsed in cardiac arrest 25 yards from the finish line at the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2011. Read More...

 
Student's sudden death shakes Sacred Heart community - Thursday, October 25, 2012

There is a quietness throughout campus as tragedy has hit close to home this past week. Freshman Will Cadogan was found dead in his dorm room late afternoon on Thursday, Oct. 18 after suffering from unknown causes.  Read More...

 
SCC student dies after collapsing on Mount Airy High campus - Thursday, October 25, 2012

A 19-year-old student in the Compensatory Education program on the campus of Mount Airy High School collapsed in the gym and was later pronounced dead.  Read More...

 
Coroner: Oxford 15-year-old dies after found unresponsive in school - Monday, October 22, 2012

An Oxford High School student died Monday, after she was found unresponsive in a bathroom at the school, Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said.  Read More...

 
Teen Girl Dies From Cardiac Arrest After Drinking Two Monster Energy Drinks: Lawsuit - Monday, October 22, 2012

In the wake of a recent death of a 14-year-old Maryland teen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the reports of the deaths of five people, as well as one non-fatal heart attack that have been linked with the popular energy drink Monster. Read More...

 
Staten Island's Richmond University Medical Center takes on heart disease - Monday, October 22, 2012

Most people know their Social Security number, or telephone number, or even their credit card number. Read More...

 
Death by defibrillator: FDA called to address hacking risk - Sunday, October 21, 2012

It sounds like a scenario out of a James Bond movie: a villain spots his quarry and uses a small device to hack into the official’s heart defibrillator, sending a signal for mayhem. Read More...

 
Sudden Death: No Easy Answers on Screening Athletes - Saturday, October 20, 2012

The high cost and low chance of reducing sudden cardiac deaths in athletes should sway the use of electrocardiograms (ECGs) in pre-participation physicals. Read More...

 
7th Graders Work to Get Teachers CPR and AED Certified - Monday, October 15, 2012

Gabby and Julie Griffin are just like any other 13-year-old girls. Read More...

 
Doctors torn over heart screening for young athletes - Thursday, October 11, 2012

The condition, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death - when the heart abruptly stops beating. Read More...

 
Friends, family mourn death of student athlete - Thursday, October 11, 2012

The University of Hawaii community is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old student athlete who died after a swim meet on Saturday from an apparent cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Turning tragedy into awareness, Sudden Cardiac Awareness coming to the Haverford School - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Simon Sudman was alive for less than four months before he died unexpectedly in 2005, from a heart condition called Long QT Syndrome. Despite his short life, Simon has already helped 5,063 people become more aware of the possible heart diseases that can exist and appear at any given time. Read More...

 
Blinn Student Dies on Brenham Campus - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A freshman at Blinn College's main campus in Brenham has died after collapsing. Read More...

 
Cardiac screening planned for Portland-area teen athletes - Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Their names live on in friends' and families' memories: Fred Thompson, 19, of Oregon State University; Charley Engelfried, 17, of Dallas High School; David Heller, 17, of Central Catholic High School; Cody Sherrell, 14, of La Center Middle School. Read More...

 
Asbury student dies after collapsing during rugby game on Wilmore campus - Sunday, October 07, 2012

The campus of Asbury University was shocked this weekend by the sudden death of a student just months away from graduation. Read More...

 
UW-Stout officers honored for helping save freshman's life - Saturday, October 06, 2012

When Ryan Child's heart stopped, his legs buckled beneath him and he hit the sidewalk face first.  Read More...

 
Organization raises awareness about sudden cardiac arrest - Friday, October 05, 2012

By the time Parent Heart Watch contacted her, Martha Lopez-Anderson was ready for the organization’s help. Read More...

 
High School football player dies after collapsing during game - Friday, October 05, 2012

A high school football player has died after he collapsed on the field during a game Friday night. The game was stopped after halftime. Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac death may be caused by faulty gene - Friday, October 05, 2012

Every year, healthy young people suffer sudden cardiac death, and doctors are often puzzled as to why the heart suddenly stopped beating. Read More...

 
Post University Runner Dies After Collapsing at Meet - Friday, October 05, 2012

A 20-year-old Post University student has died after collapsing during a cross country meet last month. Read More...

 
Parents of late 17 year old Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victim Raise Awareness - Thursday, October 04, 2012

Jenny Snyder, 17, suffered sudden cardiac arrest while playing soccer back in 2008, and did not survive.  Read More...

 
The spirit of No. 76 - Thursday, October 04, 2012

This is Part 1 in a two-part series on two families with commonality in life, both with tragedy and triumph. Read More...

 
Automated External Defibrillator saves Central High School student's life - Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A Knoxville teenager spent Tuesday recovering from a heart-stopping situation at Central High School.  Read More...

 
Doctor talks about sudden cardiac arrest - Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It's always tragic when someone dies suddenly. But when such an unexpected event happens to a seemingly healthy child or young adult, it's especially devastating. Read More...

 
Listening to their hearts’ health - Sunday, September 30, 2012

More than 100 Auburn High School students learned to listen to their hearts yesterday when they were screened by volunteer cardiologists for symptoms that could lead to sudden acrdiac arrest. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes - Friday, September 28, 2012

Each year between 10–12 million kids in the U.S. participate in sports.  The tragedy of a sudden death in an otherwise  “presumably healthy” child causes not only sadness, but concern as to how the death might have been prevented. Read More...

 
Saving Ryan: UW-Stout student survives cardiac arrest - Thursday, September 27, 2012

If it had happened on Friday the 13th, maybe it wouldn’t have turned out quite as well. Read More...

 
Preventing Fatal Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sept. 4, 2010, began like any weekday for Christy Silva. As she went about her daily routine, her sons rode their bikes and played in the backyard of their Downingtown home, tagging along with her later when she ran errands. Read More...

 
Stratton student dies at camp in Chile - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Stratton Mountain School community is reeling after a 16 year old student died in her sleep during a training camp in Chile. Read More...

 
Scotland HS student dies after going into cardiac arrest during workout - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Scotland High School student died Monday after he went into cardiac arrest during a wrestling workout, Scotland County emergency officials said Tuesday. Read More...

 
Nixa Mother Leads Movement to Arm Schools with AEDs - Monday, September 24, 2012

A family from Nixa is using their personal story about a heart condition to save lives. Read More...

 
School Nurses' New Role in Children's Health - Monday, September 24, 2012

Amid a steady rise in the number of children with complex health problems, a push is on to establish more full-fledged medical clinics within public schools and make the school nurse a more active participant in children's medicine.  Read More...

 
Mass screening in Upper Dublin seeks to avert sudden cardiac arrest among athletes - Monday, September 24, 2012

All day Sunday, the cafeteria at Upper Dublin High School was filled with student athletes of every stripe. Read More...

 
'Band family' member remains critical after collapse - Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Richmond teen whose family had a close history with the Richmond High School “band family” collapsed after performing with the RHS Marching Band Friday night and remains in critical condition on Saturday at Dayton Children’s Hospital, hospital officials said. Read More...

 
Coroner: Crew Player's Death Caused By Genetic Heart Defect - Friday, September 21, 2012

The Franklin County Coroner's Office has announced the details surrounding the death of Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso. Read More...

 
Race a factor in children's BP levels - Friday, September 21, 2012

New research suggests there are race-dependent differences in the effect of obesity on blood pressure, with investigators showing that black children tend to have higher blood pressures than white children of a similar age and body-mass index (BMI) [1]. Read More...

 
Governor Signs 'Janet's Law' - Friday, September 21, 2012

Six years after 11-year-old Janet Zilinski succombed to sudden cardiac arrest during a cheerleading practice in Warren, legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, known as “Janet’s Law,” was signed into law today by Gov. Chris Christie. Read More...

 
Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye out 'indefinitely' after developing enlarged heart - Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye has been sidelined "indefinitely" after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart. Read More...

 
Pediatricians may skip kids' blood pressure checks - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Despite recommendations to check children's blood pressure, pediatricians may often skip it, a U.S. study suggests. Read More...

 
Student in critical condition after collapsing at football practice - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Walton County teen remained in an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after collapsing during football practice Monday afternoon. Read More...

 
Ga. teen athlete dies after collapsing at school - Monday, September 17, 2012

A high school basketball player has died three days after he collapsed during a preseason workout.  Read More...

 
Doctors confirm cause of Cody Stephens’ death - Saturday, September 15, 2012

The phone call finally came. Read More...

 
Officials to probe CPR delays involving LAFD 911 calls - Friday, September 14, 2012

Several Los Angeles officials said Friday that they would investigate the findings of an internal Los Angeles Fire Department report detailing delays in getting 911 callers to begin CPR on cardiac arrest victims. Read More...

 
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson: Sudden cardiac death and high school sports - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

As high school sports start up for the fall season, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson discusses how to prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Read More...

 
18-year-old Walled Lake Central High School graduate collapses, dies playing basketball - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

An 18-year-old Walled Lake Central High School graduate collapsed and died while playing basketball Tuesday night, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office. Read More...

 
Ohio State student, TKE brother dies unexpectedly - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

“I can’t believe I’m not gonna see him.” Read More...

 
Mark Morris student collapses during open gym session - Monday, September 10, 2012

A Mark Morris High School sophomore collapsed and briefly stopped breathing Sunday night while practicing basketball in an open gym session at the high school, Longview police said. Read More...

 
Boy, 12, collapses at park in Middletown - Saturday, September 08, 2012

A 12-year-old Middletown boy was taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank Friday night after going into cardiac arrest at Tindall Park, EMS officials said.  Read More...

 
Prolonged CPR Holds Benefits, a Study Shows - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

When a hospital patient goes into cardiac arrest, one of the most difficult questions facing the medical team is how long to continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Sep 4, 2012 Read More...

 
Teen athlete saved by automatic defibrillator - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A summer basketball game for a high school hoops star nearly turned deadly. Xhosa Fray-Chinn, 17,  collapsed on the court of Avalon Middle School, suffering from cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
The Queensbury football team takes to the field, after the sudden death of one of its players - Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Spartans take to the football field in Queensbury for their first game at home, as they do every year. But this is not just a regular game. Read More...

 
How EMS Can Overcome SCA Obstacles - Friday, August 31, 2012

EMS can improve SCA survival rates by mobilizing communities. Read More...

 
Sisters forced to carry defibrillators because of genetic heart condition - Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Marin County mom is leading a very personal crusade that could bring new life-saving devices to local schools. Read More...

 
Student who collapsed in gym died of heart problem - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A San Diego County high schooler who collapsed during a pickup basketball game died from an enlarged heart complicated by obesity. Read More...

 
Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

By the time I first heard his name last summer, while working at my pediatric cardiology clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, his face was all over the local television broadcasts. Read More...

 
Girl, 11, thanks rescuers after heart stops - Monday, August 27, 2012

Eleven-year-old Payton Jones of Vergennes, Vt., nearly died during a swim meet last month. While doing the breaststroke, her heart stopped beating. Read More...

 
ECG is a cost effective method for diagnosing cardiac abnormalities in young athletes - Monday, August 27, 2012

Cardiovascular screening with ECG in young athletes is a cost effective way of diagnosing cardiac abnormalities, at just 138 Swiss Francs (about €115) per athlete. Read More...

 
Project SAVE: Is your child's school heart smart? - Thursday, August 23, 2012

We hear a lot about heat exhaustion and concussions. But it's estimated 1,000 students die every year from cardiac arrest.Read More...

 
Cardiac Concerns: Saving kids from sudden death - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of hundreds of children each year and yet standard sports physicals miss 96 percent of those at risk. Read More...

 
Millington High death leads to emotional morning at school - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eight students were transported to area hospitals from Millington Central High School on Wednesday as the school tried to cope with the death of football player Dana Payne. Read More...

 
At the ready - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mark Peters, a North Brunswick-based personal trainer, was just four days shy of his 25th birthday last year when he went into sudden cardiac arrest while training a client at the gym. Read More...

 
Vail health: Heart of a competitor - Monday, August 20, 2012

In our state, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) requires pre-participation physical exams (PPEs) for all high school athletes because they know one of the best preventions of sports injuries is finding hidden problems before they become major ones. Read More...

 
Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice - Monday, August 20, 2012

The first generation of patients to have historic, lifesaving heart surgery as newborns or children is now in their 20s and 30s and presenting doctors with a puzzle: What some thought were cures for serious heart defects are breaking down. Read More...

 
Screenings with EKG urged to protect young athletes from sudden cardiac death - Sunday, August 19, 2012

WhenIsaiah Laurencin, 17, a Miramar High School offensive lineman, died last summer during training drills, some wondered how a seemingly healthy student athlete could die so suddenly.  Read more...

 
FDA: Get X-rays of Riata defibrillator lead - Thursday, August 16, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration today recommended that patients with heart defibrillators connected to Riata leads from St Jude Medical obtain an X-ray or some other diagnostic imaging to check for possible lead-insulation problems that may require extraction [1]. Read More...

 
Preliminary report indicates Stephens had enlarged heart - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Folks close to Cody Stephens all knew he had a big heart, but no one would have ever believed it would have been a liability. Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrest law raises awareness - Sunday, August 12, 2012

The images flashed on the screen in the auditorium at Emmaus High School: There was Hank Gathers, the All-American basketball player, collapsing and dying on a basketball court in 1990. Read More...

 
Autopsy reveals heart problem in Hall athlete's death - Sunday, August 12, 2012

Daniel Lule, the Hall High School football player who collapsed on Wednesday during a practice drill in Spring Valley , died from an enlarged heart, according to Janice Wamhoff, Bureau County coroner. Read More...

 
Family of Kevin Major donates gift - Saturday, August 11, 2012

The family of the late Kevin Major donated an automatic external defibrillator to Westfield's Amelia Park.  Read More...

 
Andy Walerius, 15-Year-Old, Survives Cardiac Arrest And Returns To Baseball Field - Thursday, August 09, 2012

After suffering a cardiac arrest, a Minnesota teen has made a miracle recovery and is now back on the baseball field where he almost lost his life, KARE-11 News reports. Read More...

 
Hall football player collapses, dies - Thursday, August 09, 2012

A 17-year-old Hall High School football player collapsed during a practice Wednesday and later was pronounced dead. Read More...

 
Quest begun after hoops standout's death brings defibrillators to Philadelphia rec centers - Thursday, August 09, 2012

Danny Rumph's death could lead to saved lives on the Philadelphia hoops courts where he played the game he loved. Read More...

 
One year after suffering cardiac arrest, Bethel Park senior is back on par - Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Junior golfer Cameron Lang of Bethel Park has come back strong after missing most of last season with a heart problem. Read More...

 
High school athletes' physicals have limitations, experts say - Wednesday, August 08, 2012

At some high schools, athletes converge on the gym not for practice, but for a communal doctor's appointment that clears them to play sports for the year. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes - Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Up to 90% of all Sudden Cardiac Deaths (SCA) in young athletes occur during or immediately following strenuous physical activity and is most commonly reported in stop and start sports such as basketball, football, soccer and track and field. Read More...

 
Autopsy Scheduled After Sudden Death Of Columbus Crew's Urso - Sunday, August 05, 2012

The Columbus Crew announced Sunday that midfielder Kirk Urso, 22, died after being found unresponsive in front of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral near the Arena District. Read More...

 
Ogdensburg natives swim for a cause - Friday, August 03, 2012

Two Ogdensburg natives will be making the mile long swim across the St. Lawrence River this Sunday.  Read More...

 
Researcher Addresses International Olympic Representatives on Prevention of SCD Among Young Athletes - Friday, August 03, 2012

As thousands of the world’s best athletes compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London, a family physician at The University of Tennessee Medical Center is working to convince those who work with Olympic and other top sporting stars that the number of sudden cardiac deaths among young athletes can be reduced. Read More...

 
‘Fifth link’ improves outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - Friday, August 03, 2012

Neurologic outcomes for survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are significantly improved after implementation of the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA)'s fifth link in the chain-of-survival concept for postresuscitation care, show Japanese study results. Read More...

 
Robert Morris Student Dies on Soccer Field - Thursday, August 02, 2012

A scholarship athlete at Robert Morris University died Wednesday evening on the soccer field at The University of Illinois in Chicago. Read More...

 
Former OFA swimmers to swim from Prescott, Ontario to Ogdensburg to raise awareness of SCA - Wednesday, August 01, 2012

On Aug. 5, former Ogdensburg Free Academy swim team standouts Renee Langstaff and Andee West will swim from Prescott, Ontario, Canada to Ogdensburg, to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in youth. Read More...

 
Seven Years after Tragedy, Simon's Fund Saving Lives; Abington Students May Benefit - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

For Phyllis and Darren Sudman, there may never be complete closure from the loss of their son Simon seven and a half years ago. Read More...

 
Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly - Monday, July 30, 2012

By the time I first heard his name last summer, while working at my pediatric cardiology clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, his face was all over the local television broadcasts.  Read More...

 
Olympian Dana Vollmer Swims Through Heart Risk - Monday, July 30, 2012

Cathy Vollmer sits in the front row at the 2003 USA National Swimming Championships in Indianapolis. Read More...

 
Longview player dies at Special Olympics game - Sunday, July 29, 2012

A 21-year-old Special Olympics softball player from Longview has died after collapsing during a regional tournament in Olympia, Wash. Read More...

 
EKG reading: It’s shocking what medical residents don’t know - Thursday, July 26, 2012

“Dr. Fisher, can you teach our residents EKG lecture series?” Read More...

 
Perdue signs two life-saving bills into law - Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gov. Beverly Perdue signed two pieces of legislation into law Thursday that she says could save lives in North Carolina. Read More...

 
Johns Hopkins to provide free screenings to athletes at Morgan State University - Thursday, July 26, 2012

Johns Hopkins experts in cardiology and cardiac imaging will provide free screening for the athletes and others at the event to assess their risk for heart conditions that can put them at risk of sudden death. Read More...

 
Staten Island boy, 15, dies after collapsing at high school football practice - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A 15-year-old Staten Island boy has died after collapsing at his high school football practice, police sources said Tuesday. Read More...

 
Sickle cell trait can cause sudden cardiac death in black athletes: Why is this controversial? - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

While some published research has hinted at the connection between the sickle cell trait and sudden cardiac death among young, athletic African-American males, which was initially observed in black military recruits 25 years ago, a new study with the first sizeable patient series definitively confirms this risk for these individuals during competitive sports.  Read More...

 
Future TSU student collapses in school rec room, dies - Monday, July 23, 2012

A young man never got the chance to attend Texas Southern University after he collapsed and died in the school's recreation room. Read More...

 
Hypertensive Kids Don't Get Needed Tests - Monday, July 23, 2012

Adolescents with hypertension in a Medicaid population did not routinely undergo recommended imaging tests to rule out renal disease and assess possible organ damage, a study indicated.  Read More...

 
London 2012: Preventing sudden cardiac death on the world's biggest athletic stage - Monday, July 23, 2012

When 32-year-old Claire Squires collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest during the London Marathon in May, Dr Sanjay Sharma (St George's Hospital, London, UK), medical director for the race, tried in vain to save her.  Read More...

 
American Osteopathic Association Calls for Automated External Defibrillators in Schools - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Concerned about the safety of young athletes, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today to encourage schools to have readily accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Read More...

 
Local EMS study will determine whether cardiac-arrest drugs help or hinder - Sunday, July 22, 2012

In the next three years, about 400 people on the brink of death will be part of a study for which they did not volunteer. Read More...

 
Workplace solvents linked to heart defects - Friday, July 20, 2012

A new study has identified a link between maternal workplace exposure to organic solvents and certain congenital heart defects [1]. Dr Suzanne M Gilboa of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA) and colleagues report their findings in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Read More...

 
Student dies after collapsing at Dutchtown High School - Thursday, July 19, 2012

A student died Thursday afternoon after collapsing at Dutchtown High while shooting basketball at the school gym, school officials said. Read More...

 
Researchers link Kawasaki Disease in childhood with increased risk of adult heart disease - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cedars-Sinai researchers have linked Kawasaki Disease, a serious childhood illness that causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, with early-onset and accelerated atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease in adults. Read More...

 
Lawmakers push for expanded access to automated external defibrillators - Monday, July 16, 2012

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey hope expanded laws for automated external defibrillators will encourage people to use the life-saving devices when someone suffers from cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
SJRMC to give youth free heart screenings - Sunday, July 15, 2012

With the fall sports season approaching, the San Juan Regional Medical Center hopes to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes by giving youth free cardiac screenings on July 28. Read More...

 
Is your child getting a proper sports physical? - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Every year millions of students participate in interscholastic athletics, and getting a sports physical is a mandated rite of passage. Rather than viewing the physical as an inconvenience, ultimately it may save your child's life. Read More...

 
Pennsylvania law aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest - Sunday, July 08, 2012

Her father’s death at age 26 from sudden cardiac arrest automatically put Janel Simmers into a high-risk category that meant close surveillance by a cardiologist and yearly heart screenings. Read More...

 
Officials: Simple change in 911 procedures is saving lives - Saturday, July 07, 2012

Longtime Mesa 911 operator LeAnn McLaws was skeptical at first. Read More...

 
Autopsy: Cardiac Arrest Killed RB High Senior - Friday, July 06, 2012

Sudden cardiac arrest, possibly the result of a genetic condition, caused the death of 17-year-old Rancho Bernardo High School senior David Hu in January, according to the teen's autopsy report made available Friday. Read More...

 
Coyotes forward in intensive care - Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean was air-lifted to a London, Ont., hospital Monday night after having a cardiac emergency while playing hockey in Owen Sound. Read More...

 
Ten-minute, abbreviated echo can be added to young athlete screening - Wednesday, July 04, 2012

US doctors have shown it is possible to use an abbreviated echocardiogram for the screening of young athletes to try and identify those at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) [1]. Read More...

 
Milford student doesn't miss a beat - Sunday, July 01, 2012

For Brandon DiCicco, 13, Milford lives count, and it’s those three words that fuel the East Shore Middle School student to do whatever he can to save a life.  Read More...

 
Study Suggests New Screening Method For Sudden Death In Athletes - Sunday, July 01, 2012

A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death. Read More...

 
[Updated] 15-Year Old South Windsor High Student Dies - Saturday, June 30, 2012

A 15-year-old South Windsor High student died Friday evening after collapsing during an exercise for the Footloose Showchoir Camp held at the school, according to police. Read More...

 
Saving kids’ lives with an ECG - Friday, June 29, 2012

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Read More...

 
Athletes' deaths in workouts prompt new guidelines - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in rigorous practices. Read More...

 
State Senate committee moves children's sudden cardiac arrest reporting bill - Thursday, June 21, 2012

Legislation that would require incidents of sudden heart attacks in student athletes to be reported to the state has passed a state Senate committee and could go to a full Senate vote by the end of June. Read More...

 
Wake Forest Baptist Research Provides Clue to Unexplained Excited Delirium Deaths - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The headlines are often filled with this scenario: a person displaying violent, bizarre and agitated behavior is subdued by law enforcement personnel and later dies in custody. It appears to be a case of police brutality – but is it?  Read More...

 
Memorial planned for O.C. boy who died after playing basketball - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A memorial for the 9-year-old boy who died after shooting baskets at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area will be held on Friday. Read More...

 
Hypertension in Kids a Growing Problem - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The incidence and economic burden associated with hospitalizations for pediatric hypertension in the U.S. has risen markedly, with costs exceeding $3 billion during the course of just one decade, a nationwide survey found.  Read more...

 
Senate committee passes bill requiring N.J. schools to have defibrillators - Monday, June 18, 2012

A bill that would require New Jersey schools to have automated external defibrillators on grounds was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.  Read More...

 
West Hempstead Grad Natasha Vaduthala Dies at 19 - Friday, June 15, 2012

Natasha Vaduthala, a recent West Hempstead High School graduate, died suddenly on Monday.  Read More...

 
Athletic Director Speaks Out on Student Death - Thursday, June 14, 2012

Palm Desert High School's Athletic Director is speaking out, to honor the 16-year-old student who died during water polo practice earlier this week. Read More...

 
Legislation For CPR Training In High Schools Passes Senate - Thursday, June 14, 2012

Senator Jim Alesi today announced that the Senate passed his bill (S.2491) to incorporate basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) into high school physical education or health classes. Read More...

 
Kids can have sudden cardiac arrest too - Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thousands of seemingly healthy American kids die every year from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Preventing sudden death from cardiac arrest - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When Christine Puricelli looks back on her daughter Emilie’s life, she sees the clues. Read More...

 
Muskegon hospital offers heart screenings for high school athletes, finds many with high blood press - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Student heart screenings don’t typically find many students at immediate risk of cardiac death, but they can alert kids to long-term problems, a Muskegon cardiologist said. Read More...

 
Norwegian swimmer died of heart condition - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Norwegian Olympic swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, who died suddenly in his Flagstaff hotel on April 30, succumbed to an undiagnosed genetic heart condition. Read More...

 
Holyoke High holds cardiac screenings for teens - Saturday, June 09, 2012

Cardiac risks and teenagers, four words that you don't expect to find together.  Read More...

 
Parents lobby for better tests to save student-athletes’ lives - Friday, June 08, 2012

Dominic Duran, Kendall Tapley, Paul Simmons and Tom Schuman likely didn’t know each other, but they had a lot in common. Read More...

 
Lakeshore Staff Uses AED To Save Student’s Life - Friday, June 08, 2012

Several Lakeshore High School personnel were commended at the June 7 School Board committee meeting for their heroic actions May 14 in saving the life of a high school junior by using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Read More...

 
Glen Rock volunteers raising funds for safety initiative - Friday, June 08, 2012

A team of Glen Rock residents determined to provide automated cardiac resuscitation devices at all borough sports venues is raising funds for that purpose, with the blessing of the Borough Council.  Read More...

 
A State’s Response to the Deaths of Student Athletes - Thursday, June 07, 2012

This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a historic law: The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act. Read More...

 
350 Arlington teens’ hearts checked for unseen danger - Thursday, June 07, 2012

They all look so healthy.  Read More...

 
Bailey Elementary student teaches classmates CPR - Wednesday, June 06, 2012

When Faith Goetzke asked her classmates how many of them knew someone with a heart condition, nearly everyone in the room raised their hand. Read More...

 
Mother, daughter have life-saving device to kick-start heart - Wednesday, June 06, 2012

When Melissa Lawes stepped into Lake Winnipesaukee for a quick swim with her father when she was 15, she had no idea how those few minutes would change her life. Read More...

 
Boy collapses, dies during school field day - Monday, June 04, 2012

A 6-year-old boy has died after collapsing at his school during field day activities. Read More...

 
Family Coping With Sudden Death of 14-Year-Old - Monday, June 04, 2012

A 14-year-old died suddenly in Madison Heights last week after her parents say she suffered a seizure in her sleep. Read More...

 
Community Mourns Fallen Baseball Star - Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Lasalle High School community is in mourning after a former student died suddenly in Kentucky. Read More...

 
Mom, daughter hope to spread awareness - Friday, June 01, 2012

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In many cases it can be prevented if you take care of yourself and live a healthy lifestyle. Read More...

 
Put Cardiac Gene Patenting on Hold, Group Says - Thursday, May 31, 2012

There should be no further patenting of DNA gene sequences responsible for cardiovascular diseases, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Read More...

 
3 On Your Side: Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Little League cardiac arrest highlights need for heart screenings - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sean Neely, 12, was playing catcher at a little league game in Freeport, Pennsylvania earlier this month when he was hit in the chest with a foul ball.  Read More...

 
Heartfelt message at WSHS, from athlete/survivor Kayla Burt - Sunday, May 27, 2012

If it’s doing its job, your heart is out of sight and (mostly) out of mind – but that can change in an instant, as West Seattle resident Kayla Burt learned almost a decade ago. Read More...

 
Bill to protect student athletes from cardiac arrest passes House - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The House passed a bill Wednesday that protects student athletes from cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Schools have AEDs - now what? - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kimmy Gillary was on the water polo team for Troy Athens High School. During a game on April 3, 2000, she suffered a cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Today governor signs law that will keep the beat going - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tommy Watson can soon add a very prestigious name to his log of CPR trainees. Read More...

 
Tragedy averted as coaches and nurses save boy on baseball field - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sean Neely, 12, is alive today because of the lifesaving efforts of two Freehold Township Little League coaches and other volunteers who came to the child’s aid during a Little League baseball game at Michael J. Tighe Park, Freehold Township, on May 12. Read More...

 
“Janet’s Law” Advancing In NJ Legislature - Monday, May 21, 2012

Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren, New Jersey collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. Read More...

 
5K for Aidan J honors Howard’s biggest fan - Saturday, May 19, 2012

In eight seasons and 1,027 career games, Ryan Howard has hit 286 home runs. Read More...

 
CPR training goes countywide - Saturday, May 19, 2012

If more people in Fairfield County wind up knowing how to help someone whose heart has stopped, it will be because of Claire Birkholz and Misty Morrison.  Read More...

 
Town works with Kings Park sports group to get AED access - Friday, May 18, 2012

Working its way to a compromise, the Town Board Thursday accepted a donated Automated External Defibrillator from Kings Park Youth Association. Read More...

 
Former MSU student dies after collapsing - Friday, May 18, 2012

Former Morehead State University student and Aramark employee, Justin Story, 28, passed away at UK Medical Center early this morning.  Read More...

 
Mission Hills High School Athlete Collapses, Dies at School - Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's a Thursday evening and packs of students walk towards the football field at Mission Hills High School. Read More...

 
Defibrillator plan worked, and a Staten Island teen is alive because of it - Thursday, May 17, 2012

When 16-year-old Brandon Hernandez touched his head, complained of being dizzy and fell back in his chair during his after-school class at Tottenville High School, what happened next could have been tragic. Read More...

 
Professor links gene mutations with heart disease precursors - Thursday, May 17, 2012

It may be easier in the future to test and potentially provide early treatment for the one in 500 people affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Read More...

 
Project seeks to stanch cardiac arrest death rates in poor areas - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Several of Denver's poorest neighborhoods have two to three times the cardiac arrest rate as other neighborhoods, plus abysmal rates of bystander-delivered CPR. Read More...

 
EKGs for Athletic Kids: Protecting the Young at Heart - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Brenda Gergich had open heart surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in February to repair a congenital heart defect. Read More...

 
Young inventor puts heart into work - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The idea for “irescu,” a small defibrillator designed to prevent sudden cardiac arrest when implanted beneath the skin, occurred to Benjamin Strauss during a routine ambulance call in Bergenfield, N.J., last year. Read More...

 
Guidance Issued for Young WPW Patients - Monday, May 14, 2012

Not all asymptomatic young patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) -- or ventricular preexcitation -- electrocardiographic pattern will require ablation, according to a consensus statement from pediatric and adult electrophysiologists. Read More...

 
College or Funeral Is Mother’s Wish Denied on DNA Results - Monday, May 14, 2012

Camilla Grondahl asked genetics researcher Gholson Lyon a simple, heartbreaking question: Was she carrying a lethal gene that might kill her unborn baby?  Read More...

 
ANALYSIS-Athletes' sudden deaths expose big knowledge gaps - Monday, May 14, 2012

When London marathon medical director Sanjay Sharma was called to attend someone who had collapsed with suspected cardiac arrest a mile from the finish line last month, he expected to find a man in his seventies. Read More...

 
For defibrillators to save lives, people have to use them - Friday, May 11, 2012

Chances are, if you’re out and about, you’ll pass by an automated external defibrillator, or AED. Read More...

 
High school student almost dies at school - Thursday, May 10, 2012

A high school student goes into cardiac arrest at Hermitage High School — but thanks to some quick thinking staff members and a high tech device, she's now able to finish up her senior year. Read More...

 
Costs of screening children for sudden cardiac death outweigh its benefits - Wednesday, May 09, 2012

An article, published in Circulation by Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH from the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and colleagues from Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, has evaluated the lifesaving benefits and costs of screening programs for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in children and adolescents. Read More...

 
Queens mom putting heart into getting bill passed - Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A Queens mom putting the pressure on Albany to pass a bill that is close to her heart. Read More...

 
Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Benefit Cardiac Function in Young Patients with Heart Defects - Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Sildenafil, also known as the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra®, may give a boost to underdeveloped hearts in children and young adults with congenital heart defects. Read More...

 
Sudden Death in Athletes: Debate Continues - Sunday, May 06, 2012

Relying on media reports is no basis for estimating the incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes, nor does it provide the necessary basis to establish policy on the use of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in pre-participation physicals, researchers agree. Read More...

 
New Jersey begins to tackle sudden cardiac death in scholastic athletes - Saturday, May 05, 2012

Nothing about scholastic sports is life and death.  Read More...

 
Long Island Girl Gets Heart Defibrillator For Her 11th Birthday - Friday, May 04, 2012

A Long Island girl received a special present on her 11th birthday, a second lease on life. Read More...

 
H.S. Student Collapses Playing Basketball, Dies - Friday, May 04, 2012

A Robbinsdale Cooper High School student died while playing basketball at a Twin Cities YMCA. Read More...

 
UPenn contest winners relied on shoe leather to find defibrillators - Friday, May 04, 2012

Crowdsourcing? Social media? Twitter blasts? Fuggedaboutit. Read More...

 
Pittsboro college student dies in Tenn. - Thursday, May 03, 2012

A 19-year-old Appalachian State sophomore has died after collapsing during a run last month. Read More...

 
Energy drinks up BP and heart rate; calls for regulation - Thursday, May 03, 2012

The lead researcher of a small study that has found that energy drinks can increase blood pressure and cause tachycardia and arrhythmias in healthy volunteers believes that sales of these products should be regulated [1].  Read More...

 
Karen Acompora Lobbies Albany for CPR in Schools - Thursday, May 03, 2012

Karen Acompora was in Albany on Wednesday lobbying alongside the American Heart Association and volunteers from across the state for the CPR in Schools bill. Read More...

 
Coroner: Lincoln-Way Central student died of natural causes - Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lincoln-Way Central High School senior Tom Schuman died of natural causes — an undiagnosed cardiac condition — Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said Wednesday. Read More...

 
Local foundation offers free heart screenings for teens, young adults - Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among competitive teenage athletes.  Read More...

 
Dale Oen Dead: Swimming World Champ Dies During Training Camp After Cardiac Arrest - Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Alexander Dale Oen stood on top of a world championship podium less than a year ago, wiping away tears as the Norwegian national anthem played in triumph again just three days after the country was rocked by a massacre by a right-wing extremist. Read More...

 
Heart Risk in Athletes Is Gaining Attention - Monday, April 30, 2012

Should high school athletes be screened for heart trouble before taking to the practice field? Read More...

 
Athletes' Hearts - Friday, April 27, 2012

Teammates mourn the loss of 12 year old Cooper Salsberry who collapsed and died during baseball practice at a metro detroit park likely because of a heart defect he was born with. Read More...

 
Auburn Seeks to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest For Student Athletes - Thursday, April 26, 2012

Auburn Public Schools may implement a new health screening process for athletes at Auburn High School to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Study Supports ECG Screening During Pre-Participation Exam to Identify Athletes at Risk of Sudden Ca - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

University of Washington researcher Jessie Fudge, MD received the Dr. Harry L. Galanty Young Investigator’s Award for excellence in sports medicine research at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on April 24, 2012. Read More...

 
Sudden Death In Young Athletes: Can EKG Screening Prevent It? - Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Issac Arzate, a 12-year-old boy from Oregon who suffered a heart attack while playing basketball in January, collapsed and died on Friday while playing baseball at his school.  Read More...

 
Friends and family mourn loss of Bossier City kindergartner - Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The parents of a 5-year old Bossier City school girl said Tuesday they were shocked by the sudden death of their daughter. Kendra Jones died after school Monday after leaving Bossier Elementary with her brothers and sisters.  Read More...

 
Pacemakers, Defibrillators Sources of Deadly Infections: Study - Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Life-saving implantable pacemakers or defibrillators pose a risk for developing deadly infections, a new study suggests. Read More...

 
Bill requires high schools to teach CPR - Monday, April 23, 2012

The American Heart Association, in an effort to reduce the number of deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest, is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation mandating high schools provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Read More...

 
Simple heart screenings can save young lives - Monday, April 23, 2012

When it comes to heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest, chances are you don't think about young athletes. Sharon Bates and cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey Pakula say you should. Read More...

 
Isaac Arzate, boy who collapsed at school in January, has died - Sunday, April 22, 2012

A local middle-school student who had a heart attack during basketball practice in January died after collapsing a second time this past Friday, officials said. Read More...

 
Mass. student defies heart woes to enjoy baseball - Sunday, April 22, 2012

No one can question that Dylan Poulin plays the game of baseball with a lot of heart. Read More...

 
Northport Plays to Honor Louis - Friday, April 20, 2012

It’s been more than 12 years since a 14-year-old lacrosse player from Northport became the face an entire safety movement. Read More...

 
13-Year-Old Undergoes Treatment After Suffering Cardiac Arrest On Hockey Field - Friday, April 20, 2012

A 13-year-old’s life is saved by CPR when she collapses while playing field hockey.  Read More...

 
Quick thinking saves the life of a Bixby high school student - Thursday, April 19, 2012

Not everyone is good in a crisis situation but Monday in Bixby, several were.  Read More...

 
Syracuse colleges mourn death of forestry student - Thursday, April 19, 2012

A State University College of Environmental Science & Forestry student died this morning from cardiac arrest at Crouse Hospital, ESF President Neil B. Murphy said. Read More...

 
Foundation aims to prevent teen deaths from sudden cardiac arrest - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jenny Snyder, who would have celebrated her 21st birthday this month, died four years ago on a Glenview soccer field from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Area Little League player revived after heart stops - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An 11-year-old Little League baseball player whose heart stopped after he had been struck by a pitch Monday evening was revived by emergency responders. Read More...

 
American Heart Association Develops Program to Increase Cardiac Arrest Survival - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The American Heart Association has developed a program to help more people survive cardiac arrest. During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating, and unless it is restarted within minutes, the person usually dies. Read More...

 
Medcheck: Heart exams for all student athletes - Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a news headline we've seen several times... a seemingly healthy athlete suddenly dies due to an undiagnosed enlarged heart.  Read More...

 
6th-grader dies playing baseball in Orion Township - Saturday, April 14, 2012

A 12-year-old boy from Oakland Township died after he collapsed Saturday morning while running laps with his baseball team, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Read More...

 
Priceless precaution? AEDs in schools - Saturday, April 14, 2012

Keilea Swearingen remembers nothing about her second day at Evergreen High School. Read More...

 
Son’s death has man on mission to save lives - Saturday, April 14, 2012

Scott Driscoll wants to make sure no other child in Clark County suffers his son Quinn’s fate.  Read More...

 
School Nurse and Teacher Save Hannum Student's Life - Friday, April 13, 2012

On a beautiful Leap Day morning 9-year-old Caitlyn O’Reilly’s own heart took a leap of sorts, causing the girl to collapse on the playground of Hannum Elementary School. Read More...

 
CPR training sessions offered during the Boston Marathon race exposition - Thursday, April 12, 2012

For the thousands of fleet-footed runners fast enough to qualify for the legendary Boston Marathon, the race marks a culmination of hard work and many hours spent training in parks, trails, city streets, and tracks.  Read More...

 
Community shocked by Little League player's sudden death - Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spencer Melvin took his last breath, just minutes before his Little League baseball game Tuesday night at Rainbow Family Park.  Read More...

 
Terre Haute 5th-graders honored for coming to aid of stricken 7-year-old student - Thursday, April 12, 2012

When 7-year-old Katelyn Newell collapsed in the hallway of Deming Elementary shortly after she arrived at school on March 22, three students on safety patrol knew what to do. Read More...

 
Fairfield Prep swimmer from Westport dies - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Fairfield Prep and Westport communities are mourning the death of Bradley Helt, 17, a popular student remembered by friends and coaches alike as a swimmer who could bring a bit of humor to even the most gruelling practice sessions.  Read More...

 
911 recordings shed light on teen collapsing at basketball practice - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Newly-released 911 calls have shed some light the first aid administered on a teenager who died after he collapsed at a basketball practice.  Read More...

 
AED saves boy's life, district puts one in every school - Sunday, April 08, 2012

Seven-year-old Logan Powell sounds like any other first grader who loves school. He will quickly rattle off his favorite subjects: "Library, P.E., Art. Read More...

 
Medical emergencies bill passes - Sunday, April 08, 2012

John Ellsessar says his son’s death will have “a great lasting legacy that will help save lives” after the House approved a bill this week requiring schools to be prepared for medical emergencies. Read More...

 
Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley found dead at age 22 - Friday, April 06, 2012

Gary Tinsley, a Minnesota linebacker who had overcome some personal problems early in his Gophers career and was set to earn his degree in just a few weeks, was found dead in his campus apartment Friday morning, university officials said. Read More...

 
Student to return from hospital - Thursday, April 05, 2012

After collapsing at the basketball court by Fields and Schoenfeldt halls almost two weeks ago, sophomore Aaron Myers has made a remarkable recovery and plans to be back on The Bluff following Easter break. Read More...

 
Geneva High students tested for heart ailments - Thursday, April 05, 2012

Brian and Kathy Wetters believe no parent should enter a child’s room to wake them up only to find their son or daughter died in their sleep of an undiagnosed heart ailment, like they did. Read More...

 
Tulsa's Kodi Maduka collapses in pickup game - Thursday, April 05, 2012

Kodi Maduka, a 6-foot-11 post player on the University of Tulsa basketball team, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital following an on-campus pickup game on Wednesday afternoon. Read More...

 
When AEDs Fail, CPR Works - Monday, April 02, 2012

When a sudden cardiac arrest does not respond to shocks from an automated external defibrillator (AED), continuous cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves survival, researchers found. Read More...

 
When medical implants fail - Sunday, April 01, 2012

Joshua Oukrop was 21 when he died seven years ago of a heart attack. Robert Hauser is not a relative; he was Joshua's cardiologist. Read More...

 
Police investigate teenage boy's sudden death in Bountiful - Saturday, March 31, 2012

A teenage boy died after he abruptly fell ill while playing tag with his friends Friday night and went into apparent cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Autopsy released in Wagoner wrestler's death - Thursday, March 29, 2012

A 14-year-old Wagoner Middle School wrestler who collapsed and died during practice in December died of “probable sudden cardiac arrhythmia,” according to an autopsy report released today. Read More...

 
New information revealed in student’s death - Thursday, March 29, 2012

When Kyle Nixon, an Auburn senior in political science, died unexpectedly last September, the cause of his death was unclear. Six months later, his family still had no answers.  Read More...

 
Funding concerns halt defibrillator mandate - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Money concerns sidetracked an effort to require high schools to have equipment on hand to treat student athletes for cardiac emergencies. Read More...

 
Tekau Rasayon, Surrattsville High student, collapses and dies - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A 17-year-old Surrattsville High School student collapsed and died Wednesday while jogging during a physical education class, school officials say.  Read More...

 
New Program Teaches Athletes To Save Athletes - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An estimated 7 million teenagers nationwide are involved in high school sports. And whether it’s football, basketball, or even cheerleading, injuries happen. But there are no universal requirements regarding medical personnel or athletic trainers at games and practices. Read More...

 
AAP issues pediatric sudden cardiac arrest policy statement - Monday, March 26, 2012

Health-care providers working in pediatrics should be able to recognize the warning signs of patients with sudden cardiac arrest and be prepared to appropriately manage them, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online in Pediatrics.  Read More...

 
Athletic trainer honored for reviving Jessie Clark student - Monday, March 26, 2012

The Fayette County Board of Education honored athletic trainer Jenni Williams on Monday night for her quick action in reviving a student who collapsed during an athletic drill last month.  Read More...

 
Look for Warning Signs of Sudden Death in Kids - Monday, March 26, 2012

Awareness of warning signs and family history are crucial for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Read More...

 
Look for Warning Signs of Sudden Death in Kids - Monday, March 26, 2012

Awareness of warning signs and family history are crucial for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Read More...

 
Black and white athletes need separate screening guidelines - Sunday, March 25, 2012

Doctors screening athletes for potentially lethal heart defects should follow ethnicity-specific guidelines in order to minimize false positives, results of a UK study show.  Read More...

 
After girl's death, mother strives for school CPR training - Sunday, March 25, 2012

Would more timely CPR have saved Emily Adamczak's life as she lay on a soccer field in Akron?  Read More...

 
Anais Fournier, 14-Year-Old Girl, Dies After Drinking 2 Energy Drinks - Saturday, March 24, 2012

A 14-year-old girl from Maryland died last December after downing two Monster energy drinks in a 24-hour-period, according to news reports, and the incident is stirring concern over the safety of the beverages for kids. Read More...

 
Mom On Mission Gets Defibrillator In Every St. Tammany School - Friday, March 23, 2012

March marks six months since sixth-grader Jeremy Hebert collapsed and died during gym class on the North Shore.  Read More...

 
19-year-old man in critical condition after collapsing at University of Portland gym - Friday, March 23, 2012

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition this afternoon after he collapsed at a University of Portland gym while getting ready to play basketball.  Read More...

 
ECG Reveals Student's Deadly Secret - Friday, March 23, 2012

A high school football player has his school to thank for possibly saving his life. Read More...

 
Victim's mother testifies for defibrillator bill in Connecticut - Friday, March 23, 2012

Michele Ciancola told lawmakers her son, Joseph Ciancola, a 20-year-old baseball player from Orange, who collapsed and later died after a workout on a University of Rhode Island athletic field, might still be alive if the college had an automated external defibrillator, or AED.  Read More...

 
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The decades-old practice of treating cardiac arrest patients with epinephrine -- adrenaline -- might do more harm than good in the long run, suggests a new analysis of hundreds of thousands of cases.  Read More...

 
Community rallies following death of Weymouth teen - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Weymouth High School student Jonathan Z. “J.J. Jankord was a typical teen who enjoyed playing hockey and lacrosse before he died suddenly on March 13, according to Gerald Murphy, a local attorney.  Read More...

 
Frequent cardiac tests a must for football players - Sunday, March 18, 2012

The parallels are striking.  Read More...

 
Former American Heritage softball player Claire Dunlap stable after cardiac arrest - Friday, March 16, 2012

Former American Heritage softball and volleyball player Claire Dunlap, now a freshman at the University of Florida, is in stable condition and “doing really well” after suffering cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon, her mother Patti said. Read More...

 
Major Heart Organizations Endorse Olson AED Bill - Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced that 20 heart advocacy organizations affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition have endorsed his legislation, H.R. 3511, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. Read More...

 
Police believe student may have had a pre-existing heart condition - Monday, March 12, 2012

A Park Middle School student suddenly died Monday during gym class, according to Beckley Police.  Read More...

 
Real Stories of Regular People Saving Lives - Friday, March 09, 2012

Jerling Jr. High's 7th grade student class successfully completed a course in CPR techniques and were treated to an assembly to celebrate their accomplishments.  Read More...

 
Red Wing Student Whose Heart Stopped Returns To Class - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Just weeks after he went into cardiac arrest, a teenage boy returned to Red Wing High School Monday. Read More...

 
Routine Cardiac Screening for Kids Not Quite There Yet - Monday, March 05, 2012

Widespread screening of asymptomatic children for inherited diseases that cause sudden cardiac death may not be ready for prime time, according to a meta-analysis.  Read More...

 
Student Found In UWM Pool Identified - Monday, March 05, 2012

Officials at UW-Milwaukee said a sophomore student died while swimming in the Klotsche Center pool Monday morning.  Read More...

 
College Students’ Unique Work Training Saves Life of 21-Year-Old in Cardiac Arrest - Friday, March 02, 2012

Rena Watts has no qualms about the people who saved her son’s life: people who were not trained medical professionals -- but rather a team of college students. Read More...

 
East San Jose teen reunites with firefighters who saved him - Thursday, March 01, 2012

An unusual reunion Thursday brought together a teenage boy and the East San Jose firefighters who saved him from cardiac arrest two weeks earlier.  Read More...

 
P.U.L.S.E. Program Teaches Students To Save Lives - Thursday, March 01, 2012

Central High School students got a lesson in saving a life on Thursday.  Read More...

 
Metro, schools team on heart health - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A fundraising campaign to get area high schools to raise money for community-wide heart screening will culminate in a concert at the winning school -- and 80 heart screenings for the school's athletes. Read More...

 
Four in the forefront - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Four staff members at Eagle Point High School were recognized Tuesday for saving a student who suffered a heart attack earlier this month.  Read More...

 
'Cardiac abnormality' blamed for teen's sudden death - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friends, teammates and classmates are planning a tribute to their friend at Arrowhead High School's football stadium or flagpole later this week.  Read More...

 
Score a home run with safety for kids - Monday, February 27, 2012

Break out the bats, balls and gloves! For millions of children, spring is the much-awaited start to baseball and softball season. Read More...

 
You’ve gotta have heart - Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jordan Lester lay motionless on a hospital bed Saturday afternoon as a nurse attached cords to his chest. A doctor stood by, examining a screen that showed Jordan’s heart.  Read More...

 
Miller School Study Suggests Criteria for Defibrillators in Children - Friday, February 24, 2012

The finding suggests that relatively few pediatric patients with weakened and enlarged hearts may benefit from cardioverter-defibrillators, the battery-powered devices that, based on recommendations for adults, are routinely implanted in some of these children to prevent sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
UPDATE: Wake Set for Whitcomb Middle Student Shae Ferrera - Thursday, February 23, 2012

The school community was alerted Wednesday concerning the death of a sixth-grade student. Service information has not yet been made available. Read More...

 
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New guidelines outlining the causes and prevention of sudden death among athletes were released this week by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) in the United States. Read More...

 
Bill would require defibrillators in all W.Va. schools - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A proposed West Virginia law that would require automated external defibrillators in all public schools has the support of a local lawmaker and a Morgan County family. Read More...

 
Oldham Co. High School staff honored for saving student's life - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Staff members at Oldham County High School were honored Tuesday for saving a student's life. Read More...

 
Special Report: Sudden Cardiac Death claims the lives of student athletes - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's the same field where fans cheer on the Go-Devils every year, but what happened here six months ago silenced an entire community.  Read More...

 
International ECG Experts to Assist with Better Identifying Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On Feb. 13-14, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) partnered with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Sports Cardiology Section, the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), other leading U.S. cardiologists, the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) in an effort to define ECG interpretation standards in athletes and develop a comprehensive online training module for physicians around the world to gain expertise in ECG interpretation and the proper evaluation of ECG abnormalities suggestive of a pathologic cardiovascular disorder. Read More...

 
UW police officer saves student's life during Badgers hockey game Saturday - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A UW-Madison police officer keeping an eye on behavior in the student section during the University of Wisconsin men's hockey game at the Kohl Center on Saturday night may have helped save a student's life.  Read More...

 
Defibrillator, school staff help save OCHS student's life - Thursday, February 16, 2012

A defibrillator likely saved a student's life at Oldham County High School on Tuesday. Read More...

 
Defibrillator Bill Goes To The Governor - Thursday, February 16, 2012

After unanimously clearing the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Services Committee at the start of the month and passing through the Senate 37-1,  the AED Good Samaritan Bill protecting those using an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life from civil liability was approved Feb. 16 by the Assembly. Read More...

 
Spokane High student collapses, dies - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spokane R-7 district officials have confirmed a high school student collapsed in gym class this morning, Feb. 15, and later died in a Springfield hospital. Read More...

 
Lakeview senior bounces back from heart scare to help wrestling team reach regional round - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lakeview senior Corey Wilson will be in his element today.  Read More...

 
Family's loss helps raise heart awareness - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How much do you know about your heart, or your child's heart?  Read More...

 
Parents hope others take son's death to heart - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Patrick Fox became a teacher because of his passion for helping kids. Read More...

 
Zach Young makes incredible recovery after cardiac arrest - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Zach Young celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, a month after he suffered cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Woman who survived cardiac arrest thanks her rescuers - Saturday, February 11, 2012

In the early morning of July 5, 2011, Sara Johnson lay on the floor of her bathroom clinically dead.  Read More...

 
Live chat with former UW player Kayla Burt - Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Kayla Burt, who suffered cardiac arrest midway through her Washington basketball career, talked about her teammates reviving her, the Huskies and much more Wednesday in a live online chat with readers:  Read More...

 
Jessie Clark 8th-grader collapses during baseball conditioning practice - Monday, February 06, 2012

An eighth-grade student from Jessie Clark Middle School was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital late Monday afternoon after he collapsed during baseball conditioning at Lafayette High School. Read More...

 
Lacrosse Player Hospitalized After Hit To The Chest - Friday, February 03, 2012

A 12-year-old boy is in guarded condition at Strong Hospital after police say he was hit in the chest with a lacrosse ball during an indoor game in Gates Thursday night. Read More...

 
13-year-old student dies after collapsing in gym class - Friday, February 03, 2012

Students at Richards Middle School in Fraser are dealing with an unexpected loss following the death of an eighth who collapsed in gym class.  Read More...

 
Louisiana Tech tailback Duplessis, 21, found dead - Thursday, February 02, 2012

Louisiana Tech running back Tyrone Duplessis died Thursday morning after medics responded to an emergency call at his off-campus apartment. Read More...

 
Summit County student Tristan White remains in critical condition - Thursday, February 02, 2012

After collapsing at wrestling practice Wednesday night and being air-lifted to Denver, Summit High School Senior Tristan White was on life support and still in critical condition Thursday, according to Summit School District spokeswoman Jaimee Borger. Read More...

 
Twinsburg High School student, 17, passes away suddenly - Thursday, February 02, 2012

Twinsburg Township -- A wave of sadness washed over Twinsburg High School staff and students Jan. 26 as they learned of the sudden death of 17-year-old Jason Lilly. Read More...

 
Student recovering after suffering cardiac arrest - Sunday, January 29, 2012

When Red Wing School District began installing automated external defibrillators in its buildings a few years ago, high school Principal Beth Borgen said she hoped they would never need to be opened. Read More...

 
CPR bill will create many life savers - Friday, January 27, 2012

A mere five minutes without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a sudden cardiac arrest is enough to cause brain damage or death. Read More...

 
NHLBI Launches Two Large Cardiac Arrest Treatment Trials - Thursday, January 26, 2012

The NHLBI today announced the launch of two large clinical trials evaluating treatments for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Bill would make CPR a grad requirement - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Colorado students would have to know CPR and how to operate automated external defibrillators in order to graduate from high school under a new bill introduced Wednesday. Read More...

 
Warren Township family talks of emotional toll as ‘Janet’s Law’ clears senate committee - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Janet’s Law, which would require all grades K-12 public and private schools grades to have a readily-accessible automated external defibrillator (AED) on site, passed the state Senate Education Committee by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Trenton, according to the leaders of the Janet Fund of Warren Township. Read More...

 
Heritage School fourth-graders set out to save lives - Thursday, January 19, 2012

The 16 fourth-graders who recently formed Heritage School's first student council have become the first link in the chain of survival for classmates, school staff and visitors. Read More...

 
Ray-Pec Student Collapses In Class, Dies - Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An eighth grade student at Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School died after collapsing during warm-up routines in gym class.  Read More...

 
GWU student collapses in class, dies - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A 21-year-old Gardner-Webb student lost consciousness in class this afternoon and died. Read More...

 
Grafton Basketball Player Collapses, Dies - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Grafton High School senior Josh Davis-Joiner collapsed a few minutes into basketball practice Monday and later died.  Read More...

 
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds - Monday, January 16, 2012

Some pediatricians continue to do electrocardiograms (EKGs) on children before starting them on medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, new research suggests, even though many experts say the latest evidence shows it isn't really necessary. Read More...

 
Upcoming fundraiser to support teen cardiac arrest rehabilitation - Monday, January 16, 2012

A group of caring individuals who refer to themselves as “The friends of Michele Grant” are hosting “An Evening for Marissa” this Saturday, January 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Florin Road Arts and Business Complex located at 2251 Florin Road in South Sacramento. Read More...

 
Flour Bluff teen found unresponsive dies Sunday - Monday, January 16, 2012

A 16-year-old Flour Bluff High School student died Sunday after his grandfather couldn't wake him up, family members said. Read More...

 
Lafayette player collapses; stable in Memphis - Sunday, January 15, 2012

If Sherquan Herod was anywhere but in Lafayette High’s gymnasium Friday night, says his coach, Nacoma James, then he probably wouldn’t be alive today. Read More...

 
After son's death, family donates life-saving device to area schools - Friday, January 13, 2012

A group of parents who have lost children, are working to save the life of yours with a simple device that costs less than $2,000. Read More....

 
UPDATED: Cerritos College Student Dies After Collapsing on Campus - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A 20-year-old Cerritos College student, who was trying out for the Falcons' football team, collapsed on campus on Tuesday afternoon and later died.  Read More...

 
Holyoke, UMass Mourn Death of Star Student Athlete - Monday, January 09, 2012

When he started his freshman year at UMass just a few months ago, Jonathan “Jonno” Gray picked up right where he’d left off when he graduated Holyoke High School. Read More...

 
His life saved as a teenager, he’s now trained to aid others - Sunday, January 08, 2012

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Christmas morning in 2003, Christopher Conway’s twin brother, Justin, nudged him as the teenagers passed each another in the upstairs hall of their Melrose home. Read More...

 
Parents credit optional athletic heart screening for saving son’s life - Saturday, January 07, 2012

It was the best $60 that Scott and Sarah Lepke ever spent.  Read More...

 
Heart patient meets pair who saved his life - Saturday, January 07, 2012

If ever there were a good time to have heart failure, Justin Repshas picked it. Read More...

 
12-Year Old Collapses During Basketball Practice; Revived By Coach - Friday, January 06, 2012

A 12-year, 6th grade student from Adam Stephens School in Salem collapsed during a basketball practice earlier this evening. Read More...

 
Rancho Bernardo High student dies Thursday after collapsing at home - Friday, January 06, 2012

A 17-year-old Rancho Bernardo High senior honor student died Thursday after collapsing at home, said his principal.  Read More...

 
Natick High School hockey player dies - Thursday, January 05, 2012

Natick High School students and administrators are mourning the death of Justin Bailey, a high school senior who died in his home last night. Read More...

 
Paramus High School student dies in class - Thursday, January 05, 2012

It was a traumatic day for students at a high school in New Jersey when a fellow student collapsed in class and later died. Read More...

 
Pediatricians back HHS on newborn heart disease screenings - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Newborns should undergo pulse oximetry to screen for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Read More...

 
Teen in critical condition after collapsing at basketball practice - Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A 13-year-old boy collapsed and stopped breathing during basketball practice late Tuesday afternoon at La Center Middle School.  Read More....

 
DHHS Boy's Lacrosse May Just Save Your Life - Sunday, January 01, 2012

It all started when Daniel Hand High School's Coach Lombardo and Assistant Coach George Baldassare of the Boys Lacrosse Program in Madison spoke to the Northport, N.Y. Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at the Annual DHHS Hammonasset Boys Jamboree in March.  Read More...

 
CPR effort by YMCA employees saves life - Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shavalya Matthews had just finished a fitness workout Tuesday morning when she heard a commotion on the Bear-Glasgow YMCA's basketball court.  Read More...

 
Gyms have duty to use defibrillators: NY appeals court - Friday, December 30, 2011

New York health clubs have a legal obligation to use automated external defibrillators on members experiencing cardiac episodes, a unanimous New York appeals court ruled. Read More...

 
Questions linger after Zanesville student's death - Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Zanesville student's death rocked the community this past summer, leaving some questions from the tragic event still unanswered.  Read More...

 
Chicago State student collapses on basketball court, dies - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A 19-year-old Chicago State University student collapsed and died while playing basketball at the South Side university, officials said this morning. Read More...

 
Austin teen's parting message inspires untold numbers online - Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Austin teenager Ben Breedlove died on Christmas but not before leaving his loved ones a cherished gift that quickly became an Internet sensation.  Read More...

 
Fund keeping Michael Ellsessar's spirit alive - Saturday, December 24, 2011

It was a little more than a year ago that Michael T. Ellsessar went into sudden cardiac arrest after being hit in the chest while playing in a high school football game. Read More...

 
Natchitoches teen grateful life saved after near-fatal arrhythmia during game in Pineville - Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Calvin Haynes went home Tuesday for Christmas.  Read More...

 
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Precautionary measures need to be used in conjunction with screening to protect all college athletes from sudden death related to overexertion and exhaustion, researchers say. Read More...

 
Community Center recreation leaders save a life - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On December 4, 2011, a participant at the Weekend Open Gym program at Morningside Community Center experienced a cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Kennesaw State Student Dies Overnight - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Kennesaw State University freshman and standout high school basketball star has died at the age of 19. Read More...

 
Staffers Who Saved Student's Life Honored As Heroes - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

From saving the life of a high school student to helping a deaf family escape their burning home, the town of Fishers recognized hometown heroes Monday. Read More...

 
Kings void Chuck Hayes' contract - Monday, December 19, 2011

The Sacramento Kings voided Chuck Hayes' $21.3 million, four-year contract Monday, saying the forward-center failed a team physical that forced his release.  Read More...

 
Jeff Green to have heart surgery - Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Boston Celtics announced Saturday that forward Jeff Green will undergo heart surgery next month and will miss the entire 2011-12 season.  Read More...

 
Richland High student collapses at lunch hour - Saturday, December 17, 2011

A male student from Richland High School was to be flown to Seattle on Friday afternoon after collapsing during the lunch hour. Read More...

 
Freeport Girl Dies At Middle School - Friday, December 16, 2011

The Freeport community is mourning the loss of a 12-year-old who collapsed and died at John W. Dodd Middle School on Thursday. Read More...

 
Wagoner student, 14, collapses and dies during wrestling practice - Friday, December 16, 2011

A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday after collapsing during a Wagoner Middle School wrestling practice, an official said. Read More...

 
Brain and heart link may explain sudden death in Rett - Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In a study published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, BCM researchers and colleagues found that heart problems that occur in nearly 20 percent of children with Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder, originate because the Rett gene (MeCP2) is lost in nerve cells – not in heart muscle cells. Read More...

 
AED Advocate Rachel Moyer Keeps Working the Beat - Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Greg Moyer's grave is marked by a homemade cross. Rachel Moyer vowed not to purchase a headstone until every school in America had an automated external defibrillator, the emergency heart-rhythm equipment that might have saved her 15-year-old son from sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in December 2000 — if only his high school had owned one. At the time, Rachel, a teacher, had never heard of an AED, but has since donated more than 1,000 such devices to schools nationwide as a current member and past president of Parent Heart Watch (formerly the National Cardiac Parents Network).  Read More...

 
LaMarcus Aldridge to miss two weeks - Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Portland Trail Blazers say forward LaMarcus Aldridge has undergone a heart procedure and will miss up to two weeks.  Read More...

 
Local Scouts 1st to get AED unit - Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shermans Dale Boy Scout Troop 94 has received an automatic external defibrillator (AED) from the Nicholas Ryan Over Foundation. Read More...

 
Hiles' death strikes hard - Friday, December 09, 2011

As the unfortunate news spread across our community yesterday afternoon about the sudden death of Harris Middle School eighth grader Kenzell Hiles, many of us had thoughts of disbelief.  Read More...

 
OSU football player collapses and dies - Dec 7, 2011 Read More... - Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Oregon State University student-athlete Fred Thompson, a freshman on the OSU football team, died early Wednesday evening in Corvallis. Read More...

 
University High lacrosse player collapses, dies - Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A University High School senior died Tuesday after collapsing at a lacrosse practice a day earlier, according to the school's principal. Read More...

 
New Guidelines to Prevent Sudden Death in Sport to be Issued - Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Members of 65 sports and health organizations met Tuesday in Washington, D.C., at the third annual Youth Sports Safety Summit to review a new position statement issued by the National Athletic Trainers' Association titled "Preventing Sudden Death in Sports."  Read More...

 
Lifesavers on the sidelines - Tuesday, December 06, 2011

As certified athletic trainer Joni Canter tended to two injured players during a South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind football practice, Ther Tee Vang was tackled during a drill. Read More...

 
Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports Main Topic in Upcoming Safety Summit - Monday, December 05, 2011

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is hosting the third Youth Sports Safety Summit on December 6, 2011 in Washington.  Read More...

 
Parents of cardiac arrest victim saving lives one AED at a time - Saturday, December 03, 2011

Since his son Gregory died of cardiac arrest 11 years ago at the age of 15 in a high school basketball game, John Moyer, right, and his wife Rachel have worked to raise money for automated external defibrillators (AED). Read More...

 
Medtronic Foundation Makes Donations on Behalf of Global Heroes William Clotfelter & Julie Manning - Friday, December 02, 2011

The Medtronic Foundation recently donated $2,000 to Parent Heart Watch on behalf of Medtronic Global Heroes William Clotfelter and Julie Manning.  Read More...
 

 
Family of DeWitt teenager who collapsed and died overwhelmed by support - Thursday, December 01, 2011

He wasn’t the star athlete, the prom king or the valedictorian. But Tylor Russell Higgins, 18, touched many of his classmates with his infectious laugh and his love for marching band and competitive swimming. Read More...

 
Richland students and parents cope with four deaths this year - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Students and staff at Richland High School are coping with the loss of the fourth student who has unexpectedly died since May.  Read More...

 
Dallas-area cardiac arrest victims to take part in research en route to the hospital - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Imagine you stop breathing one night and paramedics come to revive you. Read More...

 
Anoka high school student dies after basketball collapse - Monday, November 28, 2011

Students at Anoka High School are mourning the death of a 16-year-old classmate who collapsed Saturday night while playing basketball.  Read More...

 
Heart screening could prevent more deaths - Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'It's a rare occurrence." That's a comforting notion until it happens to your child. Read More...

 
Arkansas TE Garrett Uekman dead at age 19 - Sunday, November 20, 2011

A tragic week in the world of college sports continues, this time hitting the Razorbacks' athletic community. Read More...

 
Penn student dies at Philadelphia Marathon - Sunday, November 20, 2011

A 21-year-old Penn student died for unknown reasons earlier this morning after collapsing at the Philadelphia Marathon, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush. Read More...

 
Effort aims to train thousands of high schoolers in CPR - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Call 9-1-1, and push hard and fast. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest survivor urges nursing students to protect, listen to the body - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An Indiana State University alumna and former registered nurse endured a grueling 73 minutes without a heartbeat, a story she uses to convey the importance of a solid knowledge of CPR and paying the body proper attention.  Read More...

 
Heart Screening Effectively Identifies HS Students at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beaumont Health System research featured at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando. Read More...

 
Most State Police Lack Equipment to Save Heart-Attack Victims - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Seven out of 10 state police officers don’t carry equipment in their patrol cars that helps jump-start the heart after cardiac arrest, a missed opportunity to save lives, University of Pennsylvania researchers said. Read More...

 
Poll: Should Emergency Heart Devices Be Required on Athletic Fields? - Monday, November 14, 2011

Some schools make sure AEDs are at every event. Others said it isn’t practical to have the devices at every game. Read More...

 
In hospitals, automated defibrillators may not work so well - Monday, November 14, 2011

Just over a decade ago, hospitals around the country began spending millions of dollars to buy automated defibrillators to save the lives of patients who go into sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Twitter now as a lifesaver provides information about health-related matters - Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twitter could become a new mode of saving lives by providing vital information about health-related matters to its growing number of users. Read More...

 
Soda, poor dental care, lax sports physicals linked to heart attacks, say studies released at annual - Sunday, November 13, 2011

How much soda you drink and how often you see your dentist may affect your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, say experts who came from around the world to meet this week in Orlando for the American Heart Association's 84th annual meeting.  Read More...

 
Few doctors follow sudden cardiac death screening guidelines for young athletes - Sunday, November 13, 2011

Less than 6% of physicians strictly follow national guidelines for assessing sudden cardiac death risk during high school sports physicals, data suggest. In fact, nearly half of the physicians and no athletic directors surveyed for a new study were aware that such guidelines exist. Read More... 

 
Five Nights That Could Save Your Life: How to Save Lives With AEDs - Friday, November 11, 2011

If a loved one, a co-worker or even a complete stranger collapsed, would you know what to do? Read More...

 
Screening for sudden death in teen athletes at Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Thursday, November 10, 2011

While sudden death in teens is rare, it usually occurs during physical activity, such as a sporting event. Read More...

 
St. Edmund basketball player dies after collapsing during tryouts - Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A St. Edmund Prep student collapsed and died Saturday during tryouts for the school’s junior varsity boys basketball team, The Post has learned. Read More...

 
Most Americans With HCM Live Normal Life Spans - Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity. -- HCM is the most common inherited cardiac disease, occurring in one per 500 people worldwide. Read More...

 
Young Dougherty Middle School athlete dies after collapsing - Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fourteen-year-old D'Andre Morgan collapsed during basketball warm ups at Dougherty Middle School last Monday, and died at a Macon hospital Saturday. Read More...

 
Eighth-Grader Who Nearly Died Returns to School - Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Lewisville middle schooler returns to class two weeks after cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Hedgesville Middle School student dies - Monday, November 07, 2011

Members of Berkeley County Schools’ crisis team were at Hedgesville Middle School on Monday to offer counseling to students and faculty mourning the death of a 12-year-old student there. Read More...

 
FMHS students Jesse Ross dies unexpectedly - Monday, November 07, 2011

Counselors and members of the clergy were on hand Monday morning at Fort Madison High School after the news that FMHS senior Jesse Ross died unexpectedly Sunday. Read More...

 
United by a Nightmare - Sunday, November 06, 2011

For reasons nobody yet knows, Ben Knapp, a healthy 16-year-old, went into cardiac arrest. His illness as united the Wesley College football community as his family prays for his recovery. Read More...

 
Boy, 12 recovering from cardiac arrest - Friday, November 04, 2011

Sitting on the couch in the family room of his family’s Columbia Falls home, Beau Bronson looks like an average sixth-grader. Read More...

 
ECG youth screening identified potential risk for sudden cardiac death - Friday, November 04, 2011

Electrocardiograms may help prevent sudden cardiac death in US high school students, data from a recent study showed. Read More...

 
Middle school student dies of heart attack - Thursday, November 03, 2011

A 13-year-old Sumter middle school student has died after suffering a heart attack following basketball tryouts. Read More...

 
Mentor Fire Department Holding Debrillator Scavenger Hunt - Thursday, November 03, 2011

One lucky person can win a ride on a Mentor Fire truck -- and who doesn't want to ride the truck? -- by playing in the department's defibrillator scavenger hunt. Read More...

 
Swartz Creek student who collapsed last week, had heart beat restored with defibrillator, still... - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Doctors still are trying to figure out why a 10th-grader’s heart stopped last week while he was playing basketball at a school gym, the boy’s father said. Read More...

 
High school runner dies 6 days after collapsing at cross country race - Sunday, October 30, 2011

A hospital official says a 15-year-old cross country runner who collapsed at the State A cross country meet Oct. 22 has died. Read More...

 
Health advocates push training for coaches - Saturday, October 29, 2011

On the heels of a new state law that mandates concussion education for high school coaches, some health advocates and parents want to see Massachusetts set more training standards for people who lead student sports teams. Read More...

 
In rare cases, people can be scared to death, doctor says - Saturday, October 29, 2011

Standing outside the city's newest haunted attraction, Darby DeHart started to second-guess her decision to visit the Fear Factory. Read More...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Investigation of Girl Scout's death nearly complete, officials say - Friday, October 28, 2011

Officials with the San Diego County medical examiner's office were waiting this week for the results of cutting-edge genetic testing to confirm the cause of death of the 14-year-old Girl Scout who collapsed at a school dance in June, a pathologist said Wednesday. Read More...

 
Bareback rider lucky he was at rodeo when his heart stopped - Friday, October 28, 2011

Rodeo can be a dangerous, even deadly sport, but rodeo probably saved A.J. St. Goddard's life last Friday night. Read More...

 
AED saves student's life when heart stops during gym class - Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNEM TV5 has leaned a 10th grade student at Swartz Creek High School collapsed during an open gym session and his heart stopped. Read More...

 
URI athlete recovering after collapsing - Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A University of Rhode Island student-athlete is recovering at the hospital. Read More...

 
Bill seeks to protect school personnel using AEDs in an emergency from lawsuits - Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Under proposed legislation, school personnel would be immune from liability for using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to revive someone. Read More...

 
Plymouth Meeting couple fights to reduce sudden cardiac death in kids - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for about one in five sudden deaths in kids, and the percentage grows as children enter adolescence.  Read More...

 
Madisonville First Grader Collapses During Recess, Later Dies - Monday, October 24, 2011

A typical Friday afternoon on a school playground turned into something frantic last week when a first grader suddenly collapsed. Read More...

 
Pope band student remains in hospital after he collapses during a football game - Monday, October 24, 2011

A Pope High School band student remains hospitalized after he was air lifted during Friday night’s away football game in Dallas. Read More...

 
National Survey Reveals 1 in 2 People are Unaware That Fainting.... - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Could Signal a Life-Threatening Heart Condition Read More...

 
Wayland teen in hospital after P.E. class collapse - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Allegan County middle school student is in the hospital after she stopped breathing during a physical education class. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition Issues a Call to Action - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Take a Stand Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest Set for October 26 on Capitol Hill  Read More...

 
Group Needs 100 Children To Sign Up For Heart Test - Friday, October 14, 2011

The heart screening event is set for Oct. 22, but they need 100 people to sign up by today (Oct. 14) in order to have the program. Read More...

 
Parents grateful for defibrillator that saved son's life - Friday, October 14, 2011

The 6-year-old boy who collapsed and nearly died at a Spanish Fork elementary school Thursday is recovering in the hospital.

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East Central teacher, 23, dies after collapsing at school - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A math teacher at East Central High School died Monday morning after collapsing before classes started, officials said. Read More...

 
Screening students for heart abnormalities becomes a calling to save young lives - Monday, October 10, 2011

Eric Paredes’ story is not unlike Wes Leonard’s, the Fennville High basketball star who collapsed and died in Michigan last March of sudden cardiac arrest minutes after hitting the game-winning overtime shot. Read More...

 
Patient Education CardioTeach™ App is Now Available - Monday, October 10, 2011

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Quick-thinking teachers revive girl, 12, after collapse - Monday, October 10, 2011

She could be dead or brain-damaged if not for speedy use of CPR, defibrillator. Read More...

 
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study - Monday, October 10, 2011

Chest pains that send children to health clinics are usually triggered by strained muscles, asthma, or even spicy pizza, and rarely by what parents fear most -- a life-threatening heart condition, a pediatric study reports. Read More...

 
Carlisle foundation to hold cardiac screening for youths - Sunday, October 09, 2011

Nicholas Ryan Over had seemed like a perfectly healthy 20-year-old. Read More...

 
Vancouver teen saved by AED - Saturday, October 08, 2011

Saved by an automatic external defibrillator. Read More...

 
Student collapses on field during practice, later dies - Friday, October 07, 2011

Students and staff of a Winnipeg private school are mourning a Grade 11 student athlete who collapsed during a soccer practice Wednesday night. Read More...

 
Grand Valley student dies after complaining of chest pains - Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A 21-year-old Grand Valley State University student died Tuesday after complaining of chest pains while playing basketball with friends, according to the university. Read More...

 
CPR saves Myrtle Beach High student's life - Tuesday, October 04, 2011

School officials at Myrtle Beach High School used CPR to save a student's life. Read More...

 
ECG Screenings in Over 32,000 Young Adults Efficiently Identifies Potential Risk of Sudden Cardiac D - Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A new study proves the importance of electrocardiographic (ECG) screenings to identify heart abnormalities in young adults, including both athletes and non-athletes. Read More...

 
Teachers Revive Student Who Collapsed at School - Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Frisco teachers used an automated external defibrillator to revive a 12-year-old student. Read More...

 
North Side staff, student saves life of another student after performing chest compressions - Monday, October 03, 2011

A North Side High School student has her teachers and classmates to thank for help saving her life. Abey Luttman collapsed at the end of the school day. Read More...

 
Over 13,000 youth to receive cardiac screenings in Oct. - Monday, October 03, 2011

During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness (SCA) Month in October, thirteen organizations from across the nation are participating in Screen Across America, a national initiative that provides cardiac screenings to youth ages 5-24. Read More...

 
House passes teen heart bill - Monday, October 03, 2011

A bill protecting student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) passed the state House unanimously Monday. Read More...

 
San Luis Obispo Fire Department saves 19 year-old - Sunday, October 02, 2011

San Luis Obispo Fire Department Engine 3 responded to a 911 call of a "man down" at the corner of Pepper and Johnson, Saturday. Read More...

 
High school football cheerleader collapses, dies - Saturday, October 01, 2011

A high school cheerleader died early Saturday, hours after collapsing on the sideline during a football game between rival Los Angeles schools. Read More...

 
Boy Collapses, Dies In Gym Class On Northshore - Friday, September 30, 2011

A Northshore middle school mourned the loss of one of its students on Friday.  Read More...

 
Student, 14, suffers cardiac arrest at Manchester High School - Thursday, September 29, 2011

A 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital from Manchester High School today after apparently suffering a cardiac arrest during a gym class, police said. Read More...

 
High Praise for Catonsville High Bystander Response in Girl's Emergency - Thursday, September 29, 2011

A day after a Perry Hall High School student collapsed on the field at Catonsville High School, parents and school officials are praising the quick thinking of bystanders and coaches who came to the girl's rescue. Read More...

 
Screening for danger - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The sudden death of a seemingly healthy 12-year-old boy at a Holden soccer camp this past summer shocked camp workers and traumatized fellow campers. Read More...

 
Student collapses from heart condition, AED saved his life - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Berkeley County School Board honors the Roper Saint Francis Healthcare's Heartsave program, after a donation of more than a dozen lifesaving devices to schools in the district. Read More...

 
'Laces' Project Highlights Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Janet Fund, New Jersey’s advocate for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, is running a campaign throughout the month of October called Laces for Life in order to raise awareness for National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Read More...

 
Burt's mission is close to her heart - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Former Washington basketball player spreads the word about heart health. Read More...

 
'We are very blessed' in matters of the heart - Sunday, September 25, 2011

A year after Bob Schmit's heart stopped, he has returned to work, is back in the gym and is marrying the woman who helped save his life. Read More...

 
A local foundation helps keep a teens legacy alive - Friday, September 23, 2011

A teen's legacy lives on. Read More...

 
Johns Hopkins Study Helps Predict Which ARVD Patients are at Highest Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death - Thursday, September 22, 2011

New study provides strategy for deciding which patients have greatest need for implanted defibrillator as a preventive measure  Read More...

 
Harbor High Student Went Into Cardiac Arrest During PE Class - Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Harbor High School student went into cardiac arrest during a physical education class on Wednesday, district officials said Thursday. Read More...

 
Quick response saves life of football player - Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quick thinking by coaches, a nurse and an assistant principal helped saved the life of an Azle Junior High football player whose heart had stopped beating during a game here Tuesday night. Read More...

 
Local Woman Leads Push For More AEDs - Wednesday, September 21, 2011

After her husband's tragic death in a Johnson City courthouse, Mary Archer fought to change state law. Read More...

 
High School football player back on field after going into cardiac arrest - Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been four months since Breaux Bridge High School Sophomore Teddrick Lewis was on the football field. Read More...

 
Coaches save Modesto student in team CPR effort - Thursday, September 15, 2011

La Loma Junior High coaches all routinely certify in CPR, but it was a 13-year-old student with an unknown heart condition that put them to the test. Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrest is more common in poorer neighborhoods - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The incidence of in-home sudden cardiac arrest is higher in poorer neighborhoods in the US and Canada, suggesting a need for specific sudden cardiac arrest strategies in these areas, according to the authors of a new study published online September 12, 2011 in CMAJ [1]. Read More...

 
Sherman Adams, NYPD Officer Dies After Training Run - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An NYPD officer died Monday evening after a training run with his police academy. Read More...

 
Do student athletes benefit much from routine exams? One physician says yes. - Monday, September 12, 2011

It’s a longstanding back-to-school rite: The aspiring student athlete gives school authorities the medical forms that announce he or she has been seen by a doctor and is fit to play for a team. Read More...

 
BHHS Student Dies After Collapsing on Campus Friday - Monday, September 12, 2011

A sophomore at Beverly Hills High School collapsed on campus Friday morning and died shortly afterwards. Read More...

 
Slippery Rock University basketball student collapses & dies - Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Slippery Rock University Athletic Department says members of the staff and team members are in mourning after the sudden death of potential men's basketball student athlete Jack Hill Jr. Read More...

 
Northwood University student dies while playing basketball on campus - Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Northwood University student died Saturday while playing recreational basketball in the Student Life Center on the business school's North Military Trail campus. Read More...

 
Autopsy expected soon in Mississippi high school player's game night death - Saturday, September 10, 2011

The coroner in Jackson County, Miss., said an autopsy would be performed soon on the body of a high school athlete who collapsed during a football game and died. Read More...

 
Former Steeler UDFA Brett Greenwood Collapses After Workout - Saturday, September 10, 2011

Former Steelers undrafted free agent S Brett Greenwood was hospitalized Friday in Iowa City, Iowa, after collapsing during a workout in Bettendorf, Iowa. Read More...

 
No foul play in death of WSSU student - Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Winston-Salem State University student died Friday evening after being found unconscious in her dorm room, university officials said. Read More...

 
Denver schools begin installing defibrillators at every facility - Friday, September 09, 2011

This week, Denver Public Schools began installing 179 defibrillators for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest — thanks to the Save a Life Denver program. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrests 'common' with athletes - Thursday, September 08, 2011

Young, competitive athletes who have cardiac arrests, in which the heart stops beating without warning, may account for a lot of headlines - but most such cardiac events are in adult men playing recreational sports, according to a French study. Read More...

 
UTEP Student Collapses, Dies in Class - Thursday, September 08, 2011

A UTEP student collapsed and died while in class yesterday. Read More...

 
Athletes to get emergency training in Nashville - Thursday, September 08, 2011

An expected 300 professional, collegiate and high school athletes from Middle Tennessee will receive emergency training Saturday. Read More...

 
Effort to put defibrillators in Seattle schools could save lives - Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It happens too often, even in our schools: A student or teacher collapses, the victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Max Schewitz Foundation Set to Answer Your Questions about Sudden Cardiac Death on Watch312.com - Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Max Schewitz Foundation will appear on LIVE! with Dr. Sandy on Thursday, Sept. 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. CST on Watch312.com. Read More...

 
Doctors Blame Young Man's Sudden Death on Electrical Misfire in Heart - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Robert Throo, 23, grew up on Long Island, attended college in Virginia and was a star athlete. Read More...

 
Boy dies after collapsing while playing football - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Officials say a 7-year-old boy collapsed while playing football with his father. Read More...

 
Health Sentinel: Are current screenings enough to protect young athletes from a cardiac crisis - Sunday, September 04, 2011

Who doesn't love a good high school or college football or basketball game? Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes - Friday, September 02, 2011

Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year with all the excitement and anxiety that entails for both kids and parents. Read More...

 
High School Football Player Dies - Friday, September 02, 2011

A northwest Houston high school student died a couple of days after he became ill during football practice. Read More...

 
Idaho teen athlete saved by coach, defibrillator - Friday, September 02, 2011

Quick-thinking coaches and a school's new defibrillators helped save the life of an American Falls High School athlete after the boy collapsed at practice. Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac death: Lessons from a study halted by the feds in Portland, Ore., and nine other citi - Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 180,000 people each year in the U.S. Read More...

 
Harlingen student dies after collapsing at school - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A female student from Coakley Middle School in Harlingen passed away on Wednesday after collapsing during volleyball practice earlier in the week. Read More...

 
Q&A: COMMOTIO CORDIS - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

LAST JUNE, tragedy struck the baseball field in Arizona when a 13-year-old Little Leaguer was trying to bunt and was hit on the chest by the pitch. He took a few steps towards first base and then collapsed. Read More...

 
AED Failures Linked to Cardiac Arrest Deaths - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dead batteries, bad connections, and other malfunctions of automated external defibrillators have been linked to more than 1,000 cardiac arrest deaths over the last 15 years, a study has found. Read More...

 
UMC to study cooling care for cardiac arrest in kids - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The University Medical Center has joined a large-scale multicenter study that examines body-cooling treatment in children after cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Free Heart Screenings Offered to CLC Students - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A total of 500 College of Lake County students will be offered a free heart screening Sept. 14 as part of the Max Schewitz Foundation’s Screens for Teens. Read More...

 
Alaina Dixon crosses the Houston Marathon finish line - seven months later - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It takes true grit to finish a marathon. Alaina Dixon has that in spades. Read More...

 
A young death spurs new heart screenings - Monday, August 29, 2011

Less than a year after her 12-year-old daughter collapsed on the soccer field and died, a Tucson mother has taken an unprecedented step in preventing sudden cardiac death in other children. Read More...

 
Three PRP teachers honored for saving boy's life - Friday, August 26, 2011

Three teachers at Pleasure Ridge Park High School are being hailed heroes after saving the life of a student. Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest strikes young and old athletes alike - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New research from France suggests that young, competitive athletes account for only a fraction of sports-related cardiac arrests, in which the heart stops beating without warning. Read More...

 
No answers on what caused Duluth athlete's death - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An autopsy performed Monday on former Duluth Denfeld High School athlete Matt Kero provided few answers for his family. Read More...

 
A mother's heart for making a difference - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In November 2006 Tom and Cyndie Johnson were on holiday with their daughters, Desiree and Aubree, and son, Jordan. Read More...

 
Former Jefferson High student died ... and lived to tell - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The morning of April 11 didn't start off differently than any other for Graham Boyce. Read More...

 
When Misread Heart Tests Eject Students From Games - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Looks are deceiving.

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When Misread Heart Tests Eject Students From Games - Monday, August 22, 2011

Looks are deceiving. Read More...

 
Hearts and Minds - Sunday, August 21, 2011

School must be a safe harbor for the hearts and minds of our children. Read More...

 
Therapeutic hypothermia: Keeping cool in emergencies - Sunday, August 21, 2011

The technique, which lowers a patient's body temperature to stave off brain damage, is gaining in popularity, but some doctors are slow to adopt it.  Read More...

 
Schools extend heat safety, heart care beyond athletics - Sunday, August 21, 2011

As football players and other athletes run their drills this summer preparing for the coming season, a separate group of high school students has been conditioning to build endurance. Read More...

 
Soccer player died of congenital heart defect - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Beaver County Christian School soccer player who collapsed during practice Monday died of a congenital heart defect, said Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga. Read More...

 
Heart condition ends athlete's dreams - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Once a star athlete at Central Catholic High School, Mia Wendt faces an uncertain future after a dangerous heart condition puts her permanently on the sidelines. Read More...

 
Family donates AED to preschool to save kids from 'silent killer' - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Skyler Maki was like a lot of girls her age. Read More...

 
New screening effort for sudden cardiac arrest among athletes protects the student body - Monday, August 15, 2011

As the fall sports season starts for students, millions will hit the court, the rink and the field. Every year, it seems we hear a tragic story of a young person suffering a cardiac event while participating in school sports. Read More...

 
Heart checkup is essential before playing sports - Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sports can be a healthy activity for a child, but ensuring the protection of their heart under the added stress is of the utmost importance. Read More...

 
Every Alabama public high and middle school now has defibrillators - Thursday, August 11, 2011

After three years of fundraising and effort, the nonprofit Alabama LifeStart has succeeded in placing an automated defibrillator in every public high school, middle school and junior high in the state that lacked one, officials said this week. Read More...

 
Teen's Death Sparks Effort to Save Lives - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just a few days before entering her senior year of high school, 17-year-old Jenny Snyder collapsed on a soccer field in Glenview.  Read More...

 
HS football player dies after collapse at practice - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Gurdon, Ark., high school sophomore has died after collapsing at football practice. Read More...

 
Experts create "cookbook" for interpreting athletes' ECG - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

As more and more sports organizations try to screen their athletes for cardiovascular risk, a group of experts is trying to help physicians interpret the electrocardiograms of young athletes undergoing preparticipation ECG testing [1]. Read More...
 

 
Student Alexander Warga falls ill at Park Vista High band camp and later dies - Monday, August 08, 2011

Just two weeks before the first day of school, a Park Vista Community High School senior has died. Seventeen year old Alexander Warga collapsed during band camp on Friday night. Read More...

 
Marine dies after training collapse last week at Pensacola NAS - Monday, August 08, 2011

A Marine Corps student aviator died at Sacred Heart Hospital this weekend, several days after a water survival training accident at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Read More...

 
Wes Leonard Heart Team enters political arena to prevent students' deaths - Sunday, August 07, 2011

As high school athletes hit practice fields this week for fall sports, few likely will know about a plain black binder that could hold the key to their fates. Read More...

 
Easton High Student Dies - Friday, August 05, 2011

Lewis Ogioba was a sophomore basketball player. Read More...

 
Novel Watch-based Device Detects Pulselessness in Humans - Friday, August 05, 2011

The first prospective, single-blinded, phase I study to evaluate a novel, watch-based pulse detection device was published in Heart Rhythm this week. Read More...

 
El Dorado High School Student Dies From Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, August 04, 2011

An El Dorado High School student died in the classroom from a cardiac arrest Thursday. Read More...

 
Even brief lessons in CPR can raise survival rates - Wednesday, August 03, 2011

It was one of those nightmarish moments parents watch on the news and pray won't happen to them: seeing their child pulled from the swimming pool, unconscious and not breathing. Read More...

 
Wauseon football player collapses - Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Wauseon senior football player Dustin Snow collapsed shortly after the morning session of two-a-day practice at the school Wednesday, lost consciousness and was transported by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Read More...

 
Locust Grove football player dies after collapsing at practice - Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A Henry County high school football player who collapsed Monday after practice has died. Read More...

 
UPDATE: Colonie girl dies in pool - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Police say that 12-year-old Sierra Berhaupt died as a result of an accidental drowning. Read More...

 
Coroner: Teen dead in Homer Twp. pool had heart condition - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Chicago teenager who was found dead Sunday in a swimming pool in Homer Township had a previously undiagnosed cardiac condition that may have contributed to his death, according to the Will County Coroner’s office. Read More...

 
Football player from Georgia dies at local camp - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A high school football player from Georgia died Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his cabin at a camp near the Santa Fe River north of High Springs. Read More...

 
Screenings can help detect issues with young hearts - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Diane Zientz was aware of the silent killer. The Woodstock resident had heard of the recent cases of heart trouble in teenagers – usually sudden cardiac arrest from an unidentified heart abnormality after athletic competition. Read More...

 
Bearcat alum bringing first-aid classes to PRHS in memory of son - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Paso Robles couple is honoring the memory of their son by taking their knowledge of emergency training into the classrooms of a local high school. Read More...

 
Faulty ECG readings may endanger young athletes - Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Reports of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes have led some health professionals to recommend mandatory electrocardiogram screening before youths can participate in sports. Read More...

 
Lamar teen dies after football practice - Sunday, July 31, 2011

Darlington County Coroner J.T. Hardee said 14-year-old TeQuan Xavier Brantley passed away Saturday night at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Brantley was a rising ninth grade student at Lamar High School.  Read More...

 
Mount Kisco Little League to get defibrillator, Dwight Gooden visit after boy's near tragedy - Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Mount Kisco Little League is getting an automated external defibrillator, some training and a visit by baseball great Dwight Gooden on Monday night. Read More...

 
Bill Demands Kids Cleared by Cardiologist Post Faint - Friday, July 29, 2011

There are kids who die every day after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing sports. Read More & View Video...

 
Student Collapse Keeps Football Team Off Field - Friday, July 29, 2011

Locust Grove High School football players remained off the field on Friday, five days after a teammate collapsed during volunteer practice. Read More...

 
New findings on therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest in children - Friday, July 29, 2011

Intravenous delivery of cold fluids to reduce body temperature quickly after a heart attack and improve neurologic outcomes may not be as effective in children as it is in adults, according to a study reported in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Read More...

 
Miramar football player Isaiah Laurencin dies after conditioning drills - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Isaiah Laurencin, a senior offensive lineman from Miramar High School, died early Wednesday morning at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood.  Read More...

 
Sudden death during exercise: How we fall short protecting young athletes - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Perhaps I shouldn’t have read the new book “Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity” on vacation, when I tend to get more exercise than usual.  Read More...

 
Autopsy finds no sign death at Albright was heat-related - Saturday, July 23, 2011

A 17-year-old Cumberland County boy died in Reading Hospital after collapsing in a dormitory at Albright College, where he was attending a football camp, officials said Saturday.  Read More...

 
Teen's heart problem reveals a bigger problem - Friday, July 22, 2011

CPR can save lives and so can knowing your family history, as Kate Wiegel and her family learned. Read More...

 
West Point cadet dies during training - Friday, July 22, 2011

U.S. Military Academy officials were investigating Friday how an apparently healthy, athletic 18-year-old West Point cadet died during a land navigation exercise. Read More...

 
Medtronic Announces 2011 "Global Heroes" - Thursday, July 21, 2011

Distance Runners from Around the World Who Benefit from Medical Technology to Run Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events this Fall  Read More...

 
Heart attack puts Plano teen who collapsed last week back on life support - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Plano teen who collapsed last week while playing basketball suffered a setback Monday when he had a heart attack.  Read More...

 
Why Kids Should Have Cardiac Screenings Before Hitting the Field - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Massachusetts state medical examiner is trying to figure out why 12-year-old Joshua Thibodeau collapsed on the soccer field and later died at an area hospital. Read More...

 
Boy, 12, dies after collapse at soccer camp - Monday, July 18, 2011

A 12-year-old Holden boy died this morning after collapsing at a private soccer camp at Wachusett Regional High School. Read More...

 
Officer Saves Teen Who Collapsed From Cardiac Arrest - Monday, July 18, 2011

A New Canaan police officer saved the life of a teenage runner from Florida who went into cardiac arrest during a road race on Thursday. Read More...

 
Boy Scout dies at RI camp; no foul play suspected - Sunday, July 17, 2011

Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a 10-year-old Boy Scout who apparently died in his sleep at a Rhode Island camp over the weekend. Read More...

 
Community bands together for a cause - Sunday, July 17, 2011

First responders will be the first to tell you, time is critical when a young athlete collapses on the field. Read More...

 
Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center staff praised for helping man in cardiac arrest - Saturday, July 16, 2011

Manitowoc Fire Department paramedics were called to the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center, 930 N. 18th St., at about 2 p.m. Friday for the report of a 21-year-old unconscious male with a heart condition, according to police scanner reports. Read More...

 
Offering Protection from Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Friday, July 15, 2011

Rhina and Hector Paredes have turned the tragic loss of their teenage son into an opportunity to put better health safeguards in place for other local children. Read More...

 
Nurse recites tale of cardiac arrest - Thursday, July 14, 2011

Watching her prepare for a presentation inside Oakley Auditorium, one would never guess the story  Rebecca Halon carries within her.  Read More...

 
Study: Tests for heart defects in young athletes inaccurate - Thursday, July 14, 2011

Electrocardiograms are an inaccurate way to screen for heart defects that can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes, according to a study in The Journal of Pediatrics.  Read More...

 
Geneva Community Mourns Emma Mebane, 19, at 11 AM Funeral Service at Sanctuary Church - Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Geneva community is mourning the death of Emma Mebane, a 19-year-old who "died suddenly, but peacefully, in her sleep, on Friday, July 8," according the the Yurs Funeral Home obituary. Read More...

 
How Facebook Saved My Son's Life - Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My social network helped diagnose a rare disease that our doctors initially missed. Read More...

 
Pitt Researchers Find New Way to Classify Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients, Improving Ability to Predict - Monday, July 11, 2011

A new method for scoring the severity of illness for patients after cardiac arrest may help to predict their outcomes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read More...

 
Athletic physicals grow in rigor for teen athletes - Monday, July 11, 2011

If you satisfied the doctor after he tapped your knee with the rubber hammer and passed the "turn your head and cough" examination, you were cleared for high school football. Read More...

 
Inman teen dies after playing basketball - Saturday, July 09, 2011

Investigators are looking into the death of a Chapman High School football player who collapsed while playing basketball with friends on Friday. Read More...

 
Experts debate best therapy for VT with sustained ventricular function in absence of data - Friday, July 08, 2011

At EUROPACE 2011 there was more agreement than disagreement between the experts debating whether ablation or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was the best therapy for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with preserved left ventricular ejection function (LVEF), as both participants agreed that there are precious few solid clinical-trial data on which to make a decision in this challenging patient group [1].  Read More...
 

 
Unit 5 denies liability in boy's death - Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Unit 5 school district has denied liability in the May 2010 death of a Kingsley Junior High School student who collapsed after an incident in a school restroom. Read More...

 
Frequent Seizures Linked to Sudden Death - Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The risk of sudden death in patients with epilepsy was more than 20 times that of the general population, and the risk increased according to the frequency of seizures, researchers found. Read More...

 
Boy Scout taking part in triathlon at camp dies - Saturday, July 02, 2011

A Boy Scout attending Camp Whitsett in southeast Tulare County has died.  Read More...

 
Heart patient's death leads to lawsuit against Mercy Hospital - Saturday, July 02, 2011

A mother whose daughter died at a hospital in Philadelphia after going into cardiac arrest at Mercy Hospital in Scranton has filed a medical malpractice suit in Lackawanna County Court against Mercy, now the Regional Hospital of Scranton, and the emergency room doctor who treated her.  Read More...

 
UI student volunteers in friend’s memory - Friday, July 01, 2011

When Mandi Carozza visits home, she always makes sure to drop by her best friend Jenny’s house to visit with her family. 

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Study Uncovers Novel Genetic Variation Linked to Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, June 30, 2011

A study by a global consortium of physician-scientists has identified a genetic variation that may predispose people to double the risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest, a disorder that gives little warning and is fatal in about 95 percent of cases. Read More...

 
Boy, 4, died of genetic heart problem after soccer - Thursday, June 30, 2011

An autopsy report says a 4-year-old boy who collapsed while playing soccer in suburban Houston had a genetic heart disorder. Read More...

 
A Cardiac Controversy: Sudden deaths of young athletes fuel the heart screening debate - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On a Thursday night in March, Wes Leonard, a 16-year-old basketball star, led his Fennville, Mich., high school team to victory, scoring a lay-up shot in overtime. Read More...

 
WI Cardiologist: Don’t Be Afraid of Hands-Only CPR - Monday, June 27, 2011

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and immediate, effective CPR can more than double a victim's chance of survival. Read More...

 
Genetic testing for inherited cardiac conditions is 'patchy' in Europe - Sunday, June 26, 2011

While genetic inheritance is known to play a role in the multifactorial development of most diseases of the heart, there are also a number of clearly diagnosed cardiac conditions which owe their development to quite specific genetic abnormalities. Read More...

 
Morris Plains father urges parents to learn CPR - Saturday, June 25, 2011

Arif and Nadia Mahmood didn’t know CPR before their son’s heart stopped. Read More...

 
UPDATE: Child who died after running at the Penn Wood High School track identified - Saturday, June 25, 2011

A 9-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after collapsing near the track at Penn Wood High School has been identified. Read More...

 
Teen Saved By Defibrillator - Friday, June 24, 2011

March 14 was like any other day to Brooks Beler.  Read More...

 
Death on a Playground: Anthony's Story - Friday, June 24, 2011

One ordinary day on a playground, a 12-year-old boy announces to his friends, "I have no pulse." Read More...

 
200,000 patients treated for cardiac arrest annually in US hospitals, Penn study shows - Friday, June 24, 2011

More than 200,000 people are treated for cardiac arrest in United States hospitals each year, a rate that may be on the rise. The findings are reported online this week in Critical Care Medicine in a University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine-led study. Read More...

 
Heart devices top recall list, as GAO pushes FDA to do better - Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cardiac devices are the most common source of FDA device recalls, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found [1]. Read More...

 
Doctors warn parents not to put off student sports physicals - Thursday, June 23, 2011

It’s that time of year. Student athletes are booking appointments for sports physicals, getting ready for the coming school year.  Read More...

 
Student who fainted EVERY time she stood up for 14 years can finally stand tall after given revoluti - Thursday, June 23, 2011

A student with a rare condition that caused her to faint every time she stood up over 14 years is finally back on her feet.  Read More...

 
Tale told by their genes: Testing for heart condition explains past deaths in family - Thursday, June 23, 2011

When Doug Bartow learned he had a genetic heart condition that can cause sudden death, he had mixed emotions: fear, blame and relief.  Read More...

 
Off-duty officer, nurses help when student collapses in basketball game - Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Findlay teenager was listed in stable condition Wednesday at a Peoria hospital after he was resuscitated by an off-duty Champaign police officer and two nurses at a summer league basketball game at Parkland College.  Read More...

 
Dallas Research Saving Lives - Monday, June 20, 2011

The number one cause of preventable premature death in Dallas County is sudden cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives - Monday, June 20, 2011

Cardiac arrest victims are more likely to survive if rescuers take a shorter pause in CPR before and after using a defibrillator to deliver an electric shock to the heart, a new study finds.  Read More...

 
Deadly Dangers on the Playing Field - Monday, June 20, 2011

Some studies suggest that sudden cardiac death (SCD) in sports, while tragic, is a very rare event, but the reality is, these deaths are much more common than previously reported. Read More...

 
Mercy offers heart screenings to high school athletes - Sunday, June 19, 2011

In March, Wes Leonard died minutes after hitting the winning shot for his Michigan high school basketball team.  Read More...

 
Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition - Friday, June 17, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed a genetic risk factor for a potentially fatal heart problem called thoracic aortic dissection.  Read More...

 
Sun Prairie Student Dies While Working Out At High School - Friday, June 17, 2011

A Sun Prairie 9th grader died while working out at Sun Prairie High School on Thursday afternoon, according to a letter sent to faculty and parents from Cardinal Heights Middle School Principal Ryan Ruggles.  Read More...

 
Of baseballs and hockey pucks: Projectile shape may affect chest-blow-induced VF risk - Thursday, June 16, 2011

If a play goes wrong, a baseball infielder may want to put it down to bad luck. But in sports there's no luck worse than when a player is struck by sudden cardiac death after a blow to the chest directly over the heart.   Read More...

 
Teen Recovers from Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, June 16, 2011

In March, a Taylor County teen went into cardiac arrest, and his heart stopped beating for 22 minutes.  Read More...

 
PA State Rep. Vereb introduces Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act - Thursday, June 16, 2011

State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th Dist., delivered a bill to the House floor Wednesday that aims to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes.  Read More...

 
J-D lacrosse player revived after being struck by ball at tryout - Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Jamesville-DeWitt High School lacrosse player was revived with CPR and a defibrillator after he was struck in the chest by a shot from another player on Wednesday.  Read More...

 
NJ is first state to mandate pulse-ox screens for congenital heart disease in newborns - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Jersey has become the first US state to require that every newborn baby be tested for congenital heart disease using pulse-oximetry testing [1,2].  Read More...

 
Janet Fund Founders Heading to Lobby State Officials - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's been a long road for Jim and Karen Zilinski, of Warren Township, in their efforts to prevent additional deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death Subject of Sweeping UCSF Study in San Francisco - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A new study by the University of California, San Francisco’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Service seeks to discover for the first time the true causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD), why it is more prevalent in some demographic populations, and whether it is too often inaccurately cited as a cause of death.  Read More...

 
Heart testing pressed in wake of teen's death - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The parents of a teenager who died last year from cardiac arrest say they want legislation passed making heart-screening tests mandatory for all young people involved in organized sports.  Read More...

 
Anytime Fitness Suing Massachusetts Town’s Board of Health over AED Regulation - Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anytime Fitness, Hastings, MN, is suing the Kingston, MA, Board of Health, which requires automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in health clubs during business hours. Read More...

 
Caroline High student death confirmed - Monday, June 13, 2011

A Caroline High School basketball player has died. Read More...

 
Janet Fund Holds CPR Training for Teens - Monday, June 13, 2011

Since the untimely death of his daughter Janet in 2006 due to cardiac arrest, Jim Zilinski has been dedicated to ensuring that as many people as possible are CPR certified and that AEDs are available in every school and public sports field.  Read More...

 
Taming a killer: Sudden cardiac arrest in kids - Sunday, June 12, 2011

You've seen the shocking news stories of young athletes collapsing and dying of sudden cardiac arrest: the 14-year-old Wisconsin runner, the Michigan high-school basketball whiz who had just sunk the winning shot, the star quarterback at a Texas high school.  Read More...

 
Hermitage student saved by school staff, AED - Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kathryn Hardy had just entered Hermitage High School on Tuesday morning when she collapsed. Read More...

 
Screenings For Sudden Cardiac Death Proven Invaluable - Friday, June 10, 2011

Out of 94 Students screened at Waldwick High School, two students and their families were spared a possible tragedy thanks to cardiac screenings conducted on March 21st sponsored by the Gregory M. Hirsch Foundation, The Sean Fischer Foundation, Gift of Life America and CardiacScan Imaging Services.  Read More...

 
Utah girl fights for life at 12 years old - Friday, June 10, 2011

A 12-year-old girl fights for her life after collapsing at school.  Read More...

 
Student Dies At Graduation Celebration - Friday, June 10, 2011

A 14-year-old girl collapsed and died Thursday night at a middle school graduation celebration in San Marcos, according to the San Diego Sheriff Department.  Read More...

 
Temperance boy on field trip falls ill, dies - Thursday, June 09, 2011

A 6-year-old student in the Bedford Public Schools died Thursday after he collapsed while on a field trip to the Toledo Zoo.  Read More...

 
Why Did I Survive My Brush With Death on a Baseball Field? - Wednesday, June 08, 2011

This has been a tragic spring, with thousands of American lives lost,  or savagely disrupted, by tornadoes in the Southeast and Midwest.  Read More...

 
Baseball Player Dies After Collapsing On Field - Tuesday, June 07, 2011
A baseball player and UMass Lowell student died after he collapsed on the field Monday night.  Read More...
 
Acomporas: Require Students to Learn CPR - Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Louis Acompora, 14, died suddenly in March 2000, after he was struck in the chest while playing goalie for the Northport varsity lacrosse team.  Read More...

 
Chicago Half-Marathon Runner Dies: Zachary Gregory Collapsed During Steamy Saturday Race - Monday, June 06, 2011

Zachary Gregory, a 26-year-old physical therapist, died on Saturday after participating in a half-marathon in the sweltering heat that day.  Read More...

 
Athlete dies at Special Olympics - Sunday, June 05, 2011

A Special Olympics athlete collapsed while competing in a track and field event at Cessna Stadium Sunday morning.  Read More...

 
Harvard Medical School Adviser: Using an automated external defibrillator - Sunday, June 05, 2011

QUESTION: I often see defibrillator boxes on the walls in public places around my town, from the supermarket to the library.  Read More...

 
Defib bill fails, but moms aren't quitting the fight - Saturday, June 04, 2011

Senate Bill 63's progress came to a halt May 26. Read More...

 
Teen heart screens aim to prevent sudden cardiac arrest - Saturday, June 04, 2011

Student body president Heejoon Choi was one of three hundred teens to get free heart screenings at Garfield High School.  Read More...

 
Little Leaguer dies after he's hit by pitch - Friday, June 03, 2011

A 13-year-old Arizona boy died in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt, officials in his Little League said Friday.  Read More...

 
Automated external defibrillator saves Watauga Middle School teacher - Friday, June 03, 2011

Vanessa Seale is blessed with co-workers who know how to handle cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Get educated about sudden cardiac arrest - Thursday, June 02, 2011

My seemingly healthy 22-year-old son Timothy died of a sudden cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Bystander CPR: The biggest links in the chain of survival - Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The release of the American Heart Association 2010 Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines marks the 50th anniversary of CPR.  Read More...

 
5 tips for starting public access defibrillation programs - Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Setting up a successful public access defibrillator (PAD) program should be on the forefront of every fire and EMS agency’s agenda.  Read More...

 
Effort grows to check young hearts for early signs of cardiac arrest - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A local mom whose teenage son died from sudden cardiac arrest is pushing to make sure the tragedy doesn’t happen to other families.  Read More...

 
Abnormal muscle, heartbeat can cause sudden cardiac death - Sunday, May 29, 2011

My 10-year-old son likes to play sports.  Read More...

 
A year later, young Bolder Boulder runner makes full recovery - Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brian Yoon was an apparently healthy 13-year-old, running his second Bolder Boulder, when he collapsed at the finish line in Folsom Field last year.  Read More...

 
ECG screening may not help young athletes - Friday, May 27, 2011

A U.S. cardiologist suggests screening every young athlete to identify an inherited cause of sudden cardiac death may be ineffective.  Read More...

 
Life-saving health screening held in Muskegon - Thursday, May 26, 2011

In a pilot program with Mercy Health Partners Hackley Hospital and Muskegon Heights High School, 60 high school athletes took part in a free heart exam Thursday evening to diagnose potential signs of sudden cardiac death.  Read More...

 
11 Year Old Dies In Front Of Friends At School - Thursday, May 26, 2011

A tragic story out of Baldwin County where the coroner is trying to determine what caused the death of an 11-year old boy. Read More...

 
Researchers Recommend Preparticipation Cardiac Screening For College Athletes According To New Study - Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sudden cardiac death in young athletes who had not previously exhibited symptoms is a relatively rare yet tragic event. Read More...

 
Graham Middle student collapses at school, later dies - Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday after he collapsed in the Graham Middle School gym while playing basketball.  Read More...

 
Enzyme prevents fatal heart condition associated with athletes - Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scientists have discovered an important enzyme molecule that may prevent fatal cardiac disorders associated with cardiac hypertrophy – the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.  Read More...

 
Coaches save football player's life - Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday afternoon, Breaux Bridge's Tedrick Lewis had an angel watching over him. Read More...

 
Health Watch: Students Compete In The CPR/AED Olympics - Monday, May 23, 2011

One American dies of cardiac arrest every two minutes.  Read More...

 
Sudbury hospital takes part in resuscitation research - Monday, May 23, 2011

Sudbury Regional Hospital is taking part in an international trial to determine what method of dealing with cardiac arrest is most effective outside a hospital setting.  Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes a danger - Monday, May 23, 2011

Julie Jahr is like most parents.  Read More...

 
Memorial run draws more than 300 to Norwich's Mohegan Park - Sunday, May 22, 2011

More than 300 runners, joggers and walkers treaded a three-mile course through Mohegan Park Sunday to remember Larry Pontbriant and to raise money for the kind of technology that could have saved his life four years ago.  Read More...

 
Doctors Debate EKG Tests for Young Athletes - Sunday, May 22, 2011

Debate on whether to require EKG tests in pre-sports checkups for young athletes surfaces whenever a young athlete dies unexpectedly without previous signs of illness.  Read More...

 
INSIDE SPORTS: Home run straight from the heart - Saturday, May 21, 2011

Occasionally a bond is developed between a fan and an athlete, a relationship that knows no bounds. Read More...

 
Danville man survives heart stopping; mom calls it a 'miracle' - Friday, May 20, 2011

Matthew King felt perfectly fine while playing basketball — a game he and his friends regularly enjoyed.  Read More...

 
One Missoula hockey death prevents another - Friday, May 20, 2011

A tragic death at the Glacier Ice Rink nearly three years ago prevented another one earlier this year.  Read More...

 
Armed with an AED, Softball Coaches Save Recruit's Father - Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still on the fence about installing an automated external defibrillator in your facilities?  Read More...

 
Austin Box Dead: Oklahoma Football Player Dies At 22 - Thursday, May 19, 2011

Austin Box, starting middle linebacker for Oklahoma, died on Thursday at the age of 22. Read More...

 
P.E. Teacher, Administration Save the Life of Sixth Grade Student - Thursday, May 19, 2011

A first-year Physical Education teacher and school officials saved the life of a sixth grader at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School yesterday.  Read More...

 
Newark mourns sudden death of 24-year-old former police detective - Thursday, May 19, 2011

Newark police detective Natombe Simmonds was in such great shape that even the criminals he arrested had to be impressed.  Read More...

 
Parents of revived North Hunterdon High School cheerleader raise money for defibrillators - Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grateful that their daughter is alive and healthy, the parents of the 16-year-old North Hunterdon junior who collapsed during cheerleading tryouts are raising money to purchase automatic external defibrillators for other schools.  Read More...

 
Quite a Shock - The Early Show - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Edina Ranked Top in Nation for Cardiac Arrest Survival - Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Edina residents are more than twice as likely to survive a sudden cardiac arrest than the nationwide average, according to a study conducted by the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program.  Read More...

 
Somerset Medical Center schedules free heart screenings for HS athletes - Monday, May 16, 2011

Somerset Medical Center will sponsor a free heart screening for high school athletes on Saturday, June 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the medical center’s Somerset Family Practice office, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville.  Read More...

 
Why Aren't AEDs Being Used In An Emergency? - Monday, May 16, 2011

Automated external defibrillators or AEDs are becoming a common sight in schools, gyms and businesses.  Read More...

 
Janet Fund Wants to Take You Out to the Ballgame - Monday, May 16, 2011

If sudden cardiac arrest had not stopped the heart of Janet Zilinski when she was an 11-year-old cheeerleader, she'd be getting ready to mark her 16th birthday this year.  Read More...

 
Risk of death no greater with ADHD drugs: study - Monday, May 16, 2011

Drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, don't appear to put kids at higher risk of heart problems or death, scientists said Monday.  Read More...

 
Jon Schultz: AEDs have gone overlooked by schools for too long - Sunday, May 15, 2011

In the past 3 1/2 years, the Holland area has seen at least four incidents of cardiac arrest at high school sporting events.  Read More...

 
Softball: O'Malley event helps raise awareness - Sunday, May 15, 2011

After two students suffered cardiac arrest, Rhinebeck High School students decided to take action.  Read More...

 
Student Athletes Receive Potentially Life-Saving Screenings - Saturday, May 14, 2011

More than 400 student athletes received free extensive physical exams at CMC-Fort Mill on Saturday in attempt to detect any serious conditions that could lead to health problems.  Read More...

 
UPDATED: Teen dies at Freedom Park - Friday, May 13, 2011

The sudden death of a Caldwell County teen during football practice shocked those who knew him.  Read More...

 
Should all athletes receive heart tests? - Friday, May 13, 2011

When seemingly healthy athletes collapse during a pickup basketball game or a run and doctors later diagnose a heart defect, questions arise about whether a simple screening might have prevented injury or death.  Read More...

 
Genetic Defects Hold Clues to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sudden cardiac death is always a shocking, tragic event, especially when it occurs at a young age.  Read More...

 
Healthy sports: Energy drinks more often diminish than enhance an athlete’s abilities - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Every athlete is looking for a competitive advantage. That advantage may be a better training technique, more advanced equipment or a different strategic approach.  Read More...

 
Student deaths ruled by natural causes - Sunday, May 08, 2011

Autopsies have determined that two recent college student deaths were caused by natural causes.  Read More...

 
HRS: School-Wide ECG Screening Feasible - Sunday, May 08, 2011

A program that screened all students at a Chicago-area school for heart problems was clinically successful, but drew criticism for its broad scope and expected costs.

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New Guidelines For Cardiovascular Genetic Testing - Saturday, May 07, 2011

An international panel of experts from The Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association issued new guideline recommendations for all health care professionals about cardiovascular genetic testing at the Heart Rhythm Society's 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions.  Read More...

 
CPR and AED Machine Help Save Student Athlete's Life - Friday, May 06, 2011

Comsewogue varsity basketball coaches, Rick Miekley and Justin Seifert help save Hope Reindl.  Read More...

 
Valley HS Student Dies Unexpectedly - Friday, May 06, 2011

A Valley High School student died unexpectedly Thursday night.  Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrests stir debate about screening athletes - Friday, May 06, 2011

Barry Gardner blamed age and not training hard enough when he started to lose his edge on his racing bike.  Read More...

 
Cardiac Arrest: Defibrillators in Dance Studios and Bowling Alleys Could Save Lives - Friday, May 06, 2011

Have you ever checked to see whether your local bowling alley or dance studio has an automatic external defibrillator?  Read More...

 
Teen's Fatal Cardiac Arrest Encourages Screenings and Saves Another Teen's Life - Friday, May 06, 2011

Janice English's phone rang at 4:30 a.m. on December 29, 2006.  Read More...

 
Former Springfield girl suffers mysterious cardiac arrest - Thursday, May 05, 2011

A seemingly healthy, ordinary 12-year-old girl who loved the colors pink and green and collected pigs is forever changed after suddenly collapsing at school.  Read More...

 
WHAS11's Claudia Coffey explores undiagnosed heart conditions; shares personal story - Thursday, May 05, 2011

It's become an all too frequent headline: Seemingly healthy teen athletes dropping dead while playing sports.  Read More...

 
Doctors Implant New Defibrillator in Family with Genetic Heart Condition - Thursday, May 05, 2011

Members of LaNay Miceli's family seemed to be dying, young and suddenly, all around her.  Read More...

 
Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds - Thursday, May 05, 2011

You stand a better chance of survival if your heart stops beating while you're in an exercise facility than if you're in another type of indoor public place, a new study found.  Read More...

 
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving - Thursday, May 05, 2011

Checking the hearts of teenagers, athletes and non-athletes alike, could save thousands of lives, a new study suggests.  Read More...

 
Teen's death leads to life-saving discovery - Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Best friends since they were two years old, Janice English and Nina Strek are inseparable.  Read More...

 
16-year-old Student Collapses, Dies at Brillion Track Meet - Wednesday, May 04, 2011

School staff are arranging for counseling for students in Brillion after the sudden death of a student Wednesday afternoon.  Read More...

 
Death Of Popular Junior Saddens Concordia HS - Tuesday, May 03, 2011

With fewer than two weeks to graduation, students at Concordia High School are dealing with the sudden death of a popular classmate.  Read More...

 
Rice University students develop Unique AED pads to save from cardiac arrest - Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Rice University and Texas Heart Institute(THI) in collaboration have developed unique pad system for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for giving immediate second chances to arrhythmia victims headed toward cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
New defibrillator in trial testing at Cooper - Monday, May 02, 2011

Renee Walsh of Medford calls it “serendipitous.”  Read More...

 
ANN ARBOR: Mother organizes 5K run/walk in Kayla Standford's memory - Sunday, May 01, 2011

An Ypsilanti mother is turning tragedy into triumph by organizing a race in memory of her daughter.  Read More...

 
Marist student dies playing basketball at school sleepover - Friday, April 29, 2011

A 17-year-old high school senior collapsed and died late Thursday night while playing basketball at a sleepover at Marist High School.  Read More...

 
Former Ohio University football player dies - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Marcellis Williamson, a starting defensive lineman on the Ohio Bobcats football team last season, died Wednesday afternoon, according to Ohio University's athletic department.  Read More...

 
Child Athletes in Peril: The danger of unknown heart conditions - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring is in bloom and everywhere you look student athletes of all ages are competing. Read More...

 
Doctors or athletes: who should have the last word? - Thursday, April 28, 2011

A recent study promotes ECGs to monitor heart health, but they may not help if athletes can choose to ignore them.  Read More...

 
Ex-Phoenix Suns doctor Paul Steingard on lookout for heart ills in kids - Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mention the name Hank Gathers to a group of high school athletes, and they'll probably have no idea who he was - or how he died.  Read More...

 
5 things you should know about automated external defibrillators in schools - Sunday, April 24, 2011

In the case of sudden cardiac arrest at a high school, whether at an athletic event or elsewhere, an automated external defibrillator, or AED, can be the difference between life and death.  Read More...

 
Heart of a champion simply stopped - Saturday, April 23, 2011

The last snapshot of soccer player David Kucera shows him playfully sticking his tongue out at a camera phone hours before he died.  Read More...

 
Boy, 4, dies after collapsing during soccer - Thursday, April 21, 2011

A 4-year-old boy died after he collapsed during soccer practice at a YMCA in League City on Wednesday evening. Read More...

 
Autopsy shows Roma athlete had rare heart valve problem - Thursday, April 21, 2011

Autopsy results show a 16-year-old South Texas basketball player who died last month suffered from a rare heart valve problem.  Read More...

 
Standing up for athletes at risk - Thursday, April 21, 2011

When a high school athlete drops dead, the rare but fatal condition called "sudden death syndrome" dominates the headlines.  Read More...

 
Nashoba's Alexander Doucette was top scholar, athlete - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nashoba Regional High School senior Alexander Doucette, 18, of Lancaster, was an ideal student and an incredibly nice person.  Read More...

 
The Janet Fund Donates Automated External Defibrillator to Children’s Aid and Family Services - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Janet Fund recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Medical Services and Advocacy Center.  Read More...

 
Haskell athlete dies after collapsing during basketball game - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Haskell Indian Nations University community is mourning the death of a 20-year-old male student who died suddenly after collapsing Friday while playing basketball, acting Haskell president Clyde Peacock said in a statement.  Read More...

 
The tragic death of one local teen helped save the life of another through a Simon’s Fund screening - Monday, April 18, 2011

When a teenager dies suddenly like Akhir Frazier did, the tragedy begs the question: “What good could come of this?”  Read More...

 
Student who died following dental surgery praised at memorial service - Sunday, April 17, 2011

About 150 people gathered at Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville Sunday to remember the life of a Woodstock teen who died April 6, 10 days after going into cardiac arrest during a routine wisdom tooth surgery.  Read More...

 
Drugs ruled out in death at juvenile center - Sunday, April 17, 2011

Toxicology tests found no drugs or alcohol in the body of a 17-year-old boy who died March 1 after collapsing in the gym at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center.  Read More...

 
The B is for Brandon: Friends honor former student who died unexpectedly - Friday, April 15, 2011

The B on Table Mountain today is for Brandon Robert Smith, 19, who died unexpectedly last Friday in Manteca while visiting a relative.  Read More...

 
Heart Failure Killed St. Bonaventure Student - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The death of a St. Bonaventure University student who collapsed at a party in January is being attributed to heart failure.  Read More...

 
A reason to take heart - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The statistics for surviving sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital are dismal: Fewer than 10 percent make it.  Read More...

 
EHS grad determined to save lives - Monday, April 11, 2011

Tori Sorenson doesn’t remember the moment she went down.  Read More...

 
UPDATE: Patuxent High School Student Collapsed While Playing Basketball - Friday, April 08, 2011

Today at PHS, a student collapsed while playing basketball.  Read More...

 
Wheeling Mother Honors Son's Memory By Placing AED Machines Across Ohio Valley - Friday, April 08, 2011

It’s been almost 10 years now since Matt Velez died after suffering cardiac arrest at Wheeling Central Catholic High School.  Read More...

 
Student Collapses And Dies In Gym Class - Thursday, April 07, 2011

A student at New Boston High School near Texarkana collapsed in P.E. class and died Thursday.  Read More...

 
Young Athlete’s Sudden Death May Warrant Checkups for the Entire Family - Thursday, April 07, 2011

The recent flurry of highly publicized cases of young athletes dying suddenly on the playing field has prompted Johns Hopkins Children’s Center cardiologists to discuss the medical significance of a child’s sudden death for the rest of the family.  Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes confounds - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Madness is behind us, but the threat of a young athlete's heart stopping is a year-round risk.  Read More...

 
Winona State student dies unexpectedly on campus - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A Winona State University student dies unexpectedly on campus just a few months after enrolling at the school.  Read More...

 
Student, 16, survives cardiac arrest at North Hunterdon High - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A 16-year-old girl collapsed in cardiac arrest during cheerleader tryouts at North Hunterdon High School on Tuesday night and was flown to Morristown Memorial Hospital after receiving CPR from police, school staff and a parent.  Read More...

 
Perhaps new athlete-death stats will prompt new look at screening costs - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

More athletes are fatally collapsing on basketball courts, in swimming pools and on playing fields than once thought, new research has found, with 1 in 44,000 NCAA athletes dying of sudden cardiac death per year. Read More...

 
16-year-old girl goes into cardiac arrest at North Hunterdon High - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A medical helicopter was called to North Hunterdon High School following a report tonight that a 16-year-old girl was in cardiac arrest in a gym and possibly receiving CPR from a teacher.  Read More...

 
Parents Share Pain In Son's Tragic Death - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Xavier Moses father Samuel Moses said he wants to warn other parents of a hidden heart condition that killed his son nearly three weeks ago at a party.  Read More...

 
Portland man who collapsed on soccer field dead of cardiac arrest - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Portland man who collapsed Sunday while playing soccer at Nautilus Field in Vancouver died of cardiac dysrhythmia, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.  Read More...

 
Breaking: Graduate student dies in Yates Field House - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Today, at 5:41 p.m., Todd Olson, Vice President of Student Affairs sent a campus-wide email, here below, saying that 28-year old doctoral student Evan North had died in Yates Field House last night.  Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Findings highlight need for screening those participating in school sports, experts say.  Read More...

 
Young black athletes with sickle cell trait might be susceptible to sudden death - Monday, April 04, 2011

The sickle cell trait could be a cause—albeit rare—of sudden death in young African-American competitive athletes, most commonly during football training, according to a scientific poster that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions, April 1-3, in New Orleans.  Read More...

 
Study tracks heart deaths in NCAA _ 1 per 44,000 - Monday, April 04, 2011

The death of a Michigan teenage basketball player has renewed questions about what kind of heart checkup young athletes need to make the team, and a new study may influence that debate.  Read More...

 
Every Second Counts, Every Action Matters: The Heart Rescue Project - Monday, April 04, 2011

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has to be one of the most devastating cardiac events that a person can suffer.  Read More...

 
Southwest HS Student Dies After Fight - Friday, April 01, 2011

Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a high school student on Friday. Read More...

 
Welcome Back Brooks - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Huntley Project middle school student nearly lost his life on March 14th when he went into cardiac arrest during class.  Read More...

 
PARENT HEART WATCH ANNOUNCES TIMELY RELEASE OF VIDEO ON SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUTH - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recent Headlines Support Need for Information View New Video

 
Darien Boy Collapses, Dies in Boston - Saturday, March 26, 2011

Andy Pena, a freshman at Darien High School, died Friday night in Boston, where he was on a trip with his family.  Read More...

 
Carson pool staff lauded for saving boy's life - Thursday, March 24, 2011

What could have been the worst day of the Anderson family's life when 11-year-old Benjamin sank to the bottom of the Carson City pool, turned out to be a miracle.  Read More...

 
Springdale Teen Athlete Dies - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Xavier Moses collapsed at a party last Friday and died.  Read More...

 
Do all student athletes need heart screenings? - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Seemingly every year there are reports of a young, apparently healthy athlete dying on the court or playing field.  Read More...

 
Auburn student appears to have died from cardiac failure, says coroner's office - Monday, March 21, 2011

Auburn student Jessica Lynn Foshee appears to have died of natural causes, according to preliminary results from the Lee County Coroner's Office. Read More...

 
Loh: Sudden death of a young athlete is a human tragedy - Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sudden death of a young athlete is a human tragedy.  Read More...

 
Proton Pump Inhibitors in Early Pregnancy Associated with Heart Birth Defects - Saturday, March 19, 2011

Using proton pump inhibitors in the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the chance that a baby will be born with a cardiac defect.  Read More...

 
Research may save lives of young athletes - Saturday, March 19, 2011

An East Texas high school's star athlete throws a game-winning touchdown pass, comes to the sidelines and, seconds later his heart stops — without warning, without medical history of previous problems.  Read More...

 
Student dies after collapsing in class - Thursday, March 17, 2011

Faculty and students were stunned Thursday when a 15-year-old male student collapsed in class at Tate High School after a seizure.  Read More...

 
Andover High student dies overnight - Thursday, March 17, 2011

Students and staff at Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills are mourning the loss of a high school junior found dead this morning at his home in West Bloomfield.  Read More...

 
Pilot Study, Screening Detects Potentially Serious Heart Conditions in Healthy Children - Thursday, March 17, 2011

A pilot study in healthy children and adolescents shows that it is feasible to screen for undiagnosed heart conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Read More...

 
Quick reaction by Huntley school staff, Worden fire fighters save boys life - Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brooks Beler had just sat down at his desk for seventh-grade science at Huntley Project School — his last class of the day — when something in his chest seemed to flutter. Read More...

 
Doctor Says Heart Diseases Are Silent Killers - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A preliminary autopsy report says 17-year-old Roma basketball player Robert Garza died from the malfunction of an enlarged heart.  Read More...

 
Sudden Athlete Deaths Spur Action - Monday, March 14, 2011

Recent incidents of athletes collapsing and dying during or after sporting events are drawing the attention of other athletes and their parents.  Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest - A Mother's Story - Monday, March 14, 2011

A woman out of Fort Worth, Texas contacted Action 4 News after hearing about Robert Garza's untimely death and said her daughter died in a similar way.  Read More...

 
Teen Dies After Collapsing at High School Dance - Monday, March 14, 2011

A local high school rocked by the unexpected death of one of their own. The teen student collapsed and died after a high school dance.  Read More...

 
Teen Athlete Deaths Revive Debate on Heart Screenings - Monday, March 14, 2011

Four recent sudden deaths among teen athletes have spurred experts to renew the debate on whether or not heart screenings for young sports participants should be required.  Read More...

 
Roma Athlete Collapses During Basketball Game - Sunday, March 13, 2011

A typical game of basketball turned deadly for a 16 year-old Roma teen this after he collapsed and died.  Read More...

 
Chandler student dies after collapsing during lunch - Friday, March 11, 2011

An 11-year-old died today after collapsing at lunch time at Patterson Elementary School in Gilbert. He later was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Read More...

 
Sudden cardiac arrest screening could save a teenager’s life - Thursday, March 10, 2011

It was standing room only in the Ramona High School gymnasium, but one could hear a pin drop as two parents talked about their sons who died unexpectedly from undiagnosed heart conditions.  Read More...

 
A Heartfelt Mission - Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simon Prushan, 12, is getting ready for his Bar Mitzvah this fall. He's learning the aliyahs, practicing his Haftorah portion -- and setting up heart screenings for students in the Radnor School District. Read More...

 
Another HS Athlete Dies - Thursday, March 10, 2011

Collapsing Student Cleared to Play  Watch Video

 
CPR training mandatory to graduate high school? - Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The recent deaths of two high school athletes from heart problems has highlighted the importance of learning CPR.  Read More...

 
Teenager’s sudden death shocks Roanoke Valley - Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Roanoke Valley is still in recovering today following the sudden death of a Northampton County teenager following a recreational basketball game Monday evening. Read More...

 
Gainesville athlete who collapsed dies overnight - Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Eastside High School athlete who collapsed earlier this week died overnight.  Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Silent Killer In Sports: How to identify symptoms and how to prevent it? - Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Gaston student dies playing basketball - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

A 16-year-old student at a KIPP school in Gaston died suddenly after playing basketball at a local church Monday, a school official said Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Student athlete collapses during track drills at Eastside - Monday, March 07, 2011

A 17-year-old student at Eastside High School collapsed during track drills on Monday.  Read More...

 
Young athletes deaths: Screening needed? - Monday, March 07, 2011
Ft. Collins Rugby Player Died Of Natural Causes - Sunday, March 06, 2011

Coroner: Autopsy Finds Sudden Cardiac Death As Cause  Read More...

 
Teen Athlete's Sudden Death - Sunday, March 06, 2011

17-year-old rugby player dies on the field in Colorado.  Read More...

 
Another Teen Athlete Collapses, Dies - Sunday, March 06, 2011

An autopsy was to be performed Sunday on a 17-year-old boy who collapsed and died Saturday during a rugby match in Timnath, Colorado.  Read More...

 
Mom Makes Youth Heart Health Her Mission - Friday, March 04, 2011

A 16-year-old athlete at a Michigan high school has died after suffering a cardiac arrest from an enlarged heart. It's a sad story -- one that a valley family lived through 10 years ago.  Read More...

 
Why Cardiac Screenings Are a Must for Young Athletes - Friday, March 04, 2011

As a doctor and a father, I can attest to the fact that there’s nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a child.  Read More...

 
Fennville basketball player Wes Leonard dies after collapsing on court - Thursday, March 03, 2011

Fennville star basketball player Wes Leonard collapsed and died Thursday night after he helped his team complete a perfect regular season.  Read More...

 
Edison Student Dies Suddenly Wednesday Night - Thursday, March 03, 2011

A student at Thomas Edison High School died suddenly last night, according to Paul Regnier, coordinator for the Fairfax County Public Schools media and crisis team.  Read More...

 
Vacaville High student survives cardiac arrest - Thursday, March 03, 2011

Pedro Medina had never been so happy to be in class as he was Feb. 22, about three weeks after going into cardiac arrest sitting in the same school desk.  Read More...

 
NOBTS student collapses, dies at hospital - Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Joseph "Joe" Gauthier, 24, a military chaplain candidate, ordained minister and student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, died March 1 after he collapsed while jogging on the seminary campus.  Read More...

 
Every school now has a defibrillator - Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A co-worker suddenly falls to the floor clutching his chest — what do you do?  Read More...

 
SHS junior cheats death, thanks to school nurse, SCFR - Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A Suwannee High School junior appears to have beaten the odds.  Read More...

 

 
Heart screenings aimed at protecting young adults - Sunday, February 27, 2011

In an effort to help identify young adults with heart problems before they become life-threatening, Whidbey General Hospital is partnering with South Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Nick of Time Foundation to provide a one-day youth cardiac screening.  Read More...

 
8-year-old boy suffers cardiac arrest at school - Thursday, February 24, 2011

A child is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest in Lincoln County Thursday morning.  Read More...

 
Irregular Heart Beat Cause of Student's Death - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The final autopsy report on the death of Margaret Newton Elementary student Justina Macklin, 11, indicated she likely died of an irregular heartbeat.  Read More...

 
AAD: Skin Biopsy Predicts Severe Cases of Mitral Valve Prolapse - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

There could come a day when cardiologists and dermatologists closely confer on patients with suspected severe mitral valve prolapse in an effort to save lives from sudden cardiac death, according to Dr. Paolo Romanelli.  Read More...

 
UT-Arlington students struggle to locate emergency equipment and information - Monday, February 21, 2011

Keenan William Childs left his Astronomy class in Science Hall last Thursday and saw a group of people staring at the floor outside Room 100.  Read More...

 
Dynamic Field of Cardiac Electrophysiology Improving Cardiac Outcomes - Monday, February 21, 2011

Arrhythmia—an abnormal heart rhythm—is an extremely common condition, especially among older people.  Read More...

 
CPR recipient spurs local school program - Saturday, February 19, 2011

Catherine Brown owes her life to a fellow University of Virginia student, a middle school health class and a dummy.  Read More...

 
Schools' dilemma: Do accepting life-saving devices create too much legal risk? - Saturday, February 19, 2011

In August, Rosedale Union School District officials said they were "forever grateful" when Corinne Ruiz donated a potentially life-saving device to a middle school campus. Read More...

 
The Louis J. Acompora Foundation Gives Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) $10, - Saturday, February 19, 2011

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) has received $10,000 from the Louis J. Acompora Foundation 12 for life fund raising campaign. Read More...

 
Precious life, sudden death - Friday, February 18, 2011

At work, Patricia Burns is surrounded by death and dying.  Read More...

 
Remembering Dom: A Fundraiser for Awareness - Friday, February 18, 2011

Dom Murray collapsed on the Farmingdale State College (FSC) basketball court during a game of pickup at age 17 in October of 2009. Murray fell unexpectedly in sudden cardiac arrest, a disease his father had also suffered and died from four years prior.  Read More...

 
Fundraiser for Janet Fund will help place AEDs in schools - Thursday, February 17, 2011

Will Gerhard an 18-year-old from Watchung who survived a sudden cardiac arrest event at a Giants game, is the guest of honor at the Janet Fund’s fourth annual fundraiser and will share his inspirational story with those in attendance on March 3.  Read More...

 
ESCONDIDO: School district pursues defibrillators for campuses after quick action saves life - Thursday, February 17, 2011

A near-tragedy at an Escondido middle school in December may lead to a change that could save lives throughout the Escondido Union School District in the near future.  Read More...

 
WSU Vancouver nursing students participate in free heart screening clinic for local youth - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Washington State University Vancouver nursing students are partnering with the Quinn Driscoll Foundation and Southwest Washington Medical Center to offer free advanced heart screenings to student-athletes in Clark County. Read More...

 
Remembering Shauna Stuewe - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anaheim - Shauna Stuewe's sudden death during a high school cheer practice five years ago shocked an entire community.  Read More...

 
Pediatrics report details risks from energy drinks, says docs should warn kids against them - Sunday, February 13, 2011

Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Kills Too Many Young Athletes - Sunday, February 13, 2011

February is designated as American Heart Month to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is still the number one killer in America.  Read More...

 
Heart of the matter - Saturday, February 12, 2011

Inside one heart, recesses the size of jellybeans covered a wall that should have been solid. Inside another, electrical impulses gone haywire caused the ventricles to quiver instead of pump.  Read More...

 
Taking teen health to heart - Friday, February 11, 2011

Sam Reed is a student athlete at West Aurora High School.   Read More...

 
St. Joan of Arc student may have had a malformed heart - Thursday, February 10, 2011

A heart problem that no one knew she had may have caused Alina Maria Brady to collapse outside her classroom and, within hours, ended her life, her father said Thursday.  Read More...

 
Skin cells help to develop possible heart defect treatment in first-of-its-kind study - Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Using skin cells from young patients who have a severe genetic heart defect, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have generated beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.  Read More...

 
Re-think Caffinated Energy Drinks - Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Do you love to drink energy drinks?  Read More...

 
Free Heart Screenings to Check for Life-Threatening Defects in Area High School Athletes - Tuesday, February 08, 2011

It’s called “The Silent Killer” by heart doctors across America.  Read More...

 
Defibrillator for life: Mike Roorda's heart story - Tuesday, February 08, 2011

We've been following WZZM 13 Multi-Media Journalist Mike Roorda though a year-long journey. Read More...

 
Stanford's 'molecular autopsies' hope to help grieving families - Sunday, February 06, 2011

When Richie Quake, a vibrant 19-year-old engineering student, was found dead in his bed, his family was devastated.  Read More...

 
Wrestler's death points to difficulty of prevention - Sunday, February 06, 2011

The death of a Dallas High School wrestler last week highlights an ongoing concern among experts about what — if anything — can be done to prevent athlete deaths.  Read More...

 
Teen Heart Screening Could Spot Problems Early - Friday, February 04, 2011

This isn't the first time a student in the metro area has suddenly collapsed and died after exercising.  Read More...

 
Teen wrestler dies after match in Silverton - Friday, February 04, 2011

A 17-year-old Dallas, Ore. wrestler died shortly after he won his match Thursday.  Read More...

 
MHS senior dies suddenly - Thursday, February 03, 2011

Students and faculty at Montclair High School are in mourning this week after learning of the sudden death of Mitchell Reuben Perlmeter.  Read More...

 
Foundation hopes teen's death might save others - Thursday, February 03, 2011

The picture of Nick Varrenti shows the 16-year-old in his navy and yellow Jackson High School football jersey.  Read More...

 
Flushing High School student Thomas Smith dies of apparent heart attack - Thursday, February 03, 2011

A local school district is mourning the loss of a student.  Read More...

 
Lives at stake in strengthening schools' response to cardiac arrest - Thursday, February 03, 2011

The tragic deaths of young athletes Kittim Sherrod of Edison and Brandon James of South Brunswick may someday save a life.  Read More...

 
Teen athletes' sudden deaths spur call for heart screening - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Better testing could help identify those at risk for sudden cardiac death, experts say Read More...

 
Coroners Don't Need Degrees To Determine Death - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

This is our second report in the NPR News Investigations series Post Mortem: Death Investigation in America in partnership with ProPublica and PBS Frontline. Read More...

 
In Which You Don't Die In An Airport - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

You're late for your flight and lugging the biggest carry-on bag you can fit in the overhead bin. Read More...

 
Lafayette Teen Collapses and Dies on the Basketball Court - Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Lafayette teenager collapsed and died while at basketball practice Monday night. Read More...

 
Swimmer from St. Peter's Prep dies after competing in swim meet in Jersey City - Monday, January 31, 2011

An 18-year-old swimmer from Saint Peter's Prep High School collapsed and died after competing in a swim meet in Jersey City tonight, school officials said.   Read More...

 
Elementary school student dies after going into cardiac arrest - Friday, January 28, 2011

An elementary school student from Beaumont has died at a Houston hospital after going into cardiac arrest Thursday at her campus.  Read More...

 
Long Beach teen dies after basketball - Friday, January 28, 2011

A 16-year-old Long Beach High School student died Thursday night after collapsing while playing basketball at a city community center, school and city officials said.  Read More...

 
Mobile heart test for teen athletes aims to save lives - Thursday, January 27, 2011

Last August, 11-year-old Andrew Lamphere of Garden Valley collapsed during football practice and soon died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   Read More...

 
Scientists shed new light on how heart works - Thursday, January 27, 2011

Australian scientists have made an important discovery about how the heart works.  Read More...

 
Widespread Use of Defibrillators in Public Places Saves Lives: Study - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The odds of surviving cardiac arrest are greater if it is caused by a "shockable" arrhythmia and if bystanders can give CPR and a shock from a nearby automated external defibrillator (AED), a new study finds.  Read More...

 
Prairie View A&M student dies during class - Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Prairie View A&M student has died after she collapsed during class.  Read More...

 
Study: Fast, inexpensive hypothermia protocol improves post-cardiac arrest - Sunday, January 23, 2011

A protocol using a combination of core and surface cooling modalities was rapid, safe and low cost in achieving mild therapeutic hypothermia, and relied on readily available equipment rather than costly commercial devices, according to a study in the January issue of Resuscitation.  Read More...

 
EHJ: Danish researchers refine evaluation of SCD in young - Sunday, January 23, 2011

There are inherent problems and inconsistencies with calculating the number of sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) in the young.  Read More...

 
Competitive cyclist credits CPR from saving his life - Sunday, January 23, 2011

Competitive cyclist Brian Fouche has spent more than a decade racing toward finish lines.  Read More...

 
Clustering of risk factors may help detect cardiovascular disease in youth - Friday, January 21, 2011

Clustering of risk factors may help detect cardiovascular disease in youth, according to the results of a cross-sectional study reported online January 17, 2011 in Pediatrics [1].  Read More...

 
Boy's heart stops at school, survival "miraculous" - Friday, January 21, 2011

The parents of a six-year-old Pflugerville boy call his survival "miraculous" after he stopped breathing and his heart stopped last week.  Read More...

 
Take Heart - Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thirty-year-old John Campanella, who’d been happily married for a mere three months, felt as though he’d been handed a death sentence.  Read More...

 
Valley student brought back to life - Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Daniel Walls was like any other 8th grader on the basketball team at Chauncey Rose Middle School in Terre Haute when he collapsed January 3 in the middle of warm-ups. Read More...

 
SD Mines Student, Fmr. Football Player Dies Suddenly - Wednesday, January 19, 2011

South Dakota School of Mines senior and former Hardrocker football player Eric Westwang died this past weekend at his home is Sheridan, Wyoming, due to an undetected heart condition.  Read More...

 
18-year-old from Miltona dies from medical condition - Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alexandria School District 206 is trying to cope with the unexpected death of an 18-year-old student. Read More...

 
Report: WSSU Student Died of Heart Condition - Saturday, January 15, 2011

School officials have said that the death of one of their students was caused by a heart deficiency.  Read More...

 
AHA: CPR Training Should be High School Graduation Requirement - Thursday, January 13, 2011

All secondary school students should be required to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and receive an overview of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to an American Heart Association science advisory. Read More...

 
Case of teen's mysterious death may head to court - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The death of an 18 year old Granger teenager at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center may end up in court.  Read More...

 
13-year-old collapses, dies on trampoline - Saturday, January 08, 2011
A local family calls it a sudden and confusing death, a local 13-year-old passes out on a trampoline and dies. Read More...

 
 
Supplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts - Saturday, January 08, 2011

The unique rigors of Afghanistan — where Marines and soldiers must carry heavy packs, body armor and weapons over mountainous terrain — add to the strain on the hearts of troops already fighting dehydration and the stress of combat.  Read More...

 
Goshen basketball player collapses during game - Wednesday, January 05, 2011

A female student athlete at Goshen High School collapsed during overtime timeout at the Goshen-Highland Home basketball game in Goshen Tuesday night.  Read More...

 
1 in 5 heart defibrillator implants questionable - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

One in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence that the devices will help, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis.  Read More...

 
Questions remain in teen's death - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

After nearly six months of investigation into the sudden death of a teenage girl at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, the St. Joseph County coroner said he intends to rule her death "natural."  Read More...

 
Temecula-area man continues quest in son's memory - Saturday, January 01, 2011

Robert Roy is known throughout southwest Riverside County as a parent with a mission to save the lives of children from death due to sudden cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Syncope, Seizure May Precede Cardiac Arrest in Children, Young Adults - Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Syncope and seizures went unrecognized as warning signs of impending sudden cardiac arrest in children and young adults, based on the results of a retrospective survey of 20 families whose children had these antecedent events. Read More...

 
Scientists Spot DNA Linked With Dangerous Heart Rhythms - Monday, December 27, 2010

Scientists have identified DNA sequence variations associated with abnormal heart rhythms that can cause heart damage and sudden death.  Read More...

 
Omro student collapsed, hospitalized Thursday morning - Thursday, December 23, 2010

An Omro Middle School student was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh Thursday morning after collapsing at school. Read More...

 
Kids in cardiac arrest get suboptimal shock doses - Wednesday, December 22, 2010

National guidelines that stipulate shock doses for bringing kids out of cardiac arrest are off the mark, a new study shows - and an alternative dose tested in the study didn't work too well, either.  Read More...

 
Middle School Student Dies after Collapsing During Game - Thursday, December 16, 2010

A student from Walkertown Middle School died after collapsing during an intramural basketball game at school on Wednesday, officials said.  Read More...

 
FDA Public Workshop on External Defibrillators, December 15-16, 2010 - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public workshop to share FDA’s understanding of the risks and benefits of external defibrillators, to clarify FDA’s current expectations for how industry should identify, report, and take action on problems observed with these devices, and to promote innovation for next-generation devices that will bring safer, more effective external defibrillators to market.  Read More...

 
Eighth-Grader Collapses During Gym Class - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A North County boy who collapsed during gym class remains in critical condition Wednesday.  Read More...

 
Novato School District Votes To Install Defibrillators - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Novato Unified School District board listened to legal experts and paramedics talk about defibrillators on Tuesday night before voting unanimously to place the life-saving devices in schools.  Read More...

 
N.J. legislation requiring defibrillators in public schools stalls over costs - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Many North Jersey schools have lifesaving defibrillators, but they often aren't accessible after hours and they are seldom found at sports practices or camps.  Read More...

 
Woman Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Surgery - Saturday, December 11, 2010

A 19-year-old woman was recovering Saturday after going into cardiac arrest at Boston Oral and Facial Surgery in Chinatown.  Read More...

 
Defibrillator saves basketball player at ESU - Thursday, December 09, 2010

Quick thinking, fast action and one smart machine saved a life Tuesday at East Stroudsburg University.  Read More...

 
Middle School Student Dies, Cause Unknown - Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Madeline Seely, 11, a Benicia Middle School sixth-grade student, died in her sleep Monday night at her home in Martinez. Read More...

 
Parents share their Wi-Fi fears - Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A group of parents s push to get the local public school board to halt the phasing in of wireless Internet technology in schools with a public information session Tuesday night.  Read More...

 
Summit Addresses Youth Sports Danger - Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Pr. Geo.'s 6th-grader dies - Monday, December 06, 2010

A sixth-grade student at J. Frank Dent Elementary School in Fort Washington died Monday after she collapsed at school in the morning, school officials said.  Read More...

 
Garfield teen dies after being hit in chest with baseball during team practice - Saturday, December 04, 2010

A 16-year-old from Garfield died after he was struck in the chest by a baseball Friday during a club team practice in Paterson, family members confirmed Saturday.  Read More...

 
Liberty High student collapses in school, later dies - Thursday, December 02, 2010

A Liberty High School student collapsed in his seat at school Thursday morning and was pronounced dead later about an hour later at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, according to the superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District.  Read More...

 
Student At Beloit Memorial High School Dies - Thursday, December 02, 2010

A student at Beloit Memorial High School died on Monday following a medical emergency in class.  Read More...

 
Teen IDd in Mysterious Running Death - Thursday, December 02, 2010

Investigators are still trying to figure out why an 18-year-old runner collapsed on a busy Carlsbad street and died.  Read More...

 
Project puts defibrillators in schools - Thursday, December 02, 2010

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is delivering defibrillators to area high schools after a spike in the incidence of cardiac arrest among young people and adults.  Read More...

 
10,000 Houston Students to be Screened for Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death - Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Sudden deaths of young athletes around the country regularly grab headlines.  Read More...

 
La Verne Lutheran basketball star collapses during practice - Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Quick thinking by a coach meant a high school basketball stand-out and his family had his life to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.  Read More...

 
Notre Dame fencer Ted Hodges gets new heart - Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ted Hodges dropped to his knees in a Notre Dame fencing practice last week. Read More...

 
From the heart: Nader says farewell to football, from a distance - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twenty players participate tonight in their last home football game as Texas Longhorns. Their families will join them on the field for Senior Night.  Read More...

 
Foundation offering students cardiac screenings - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The founders of a new program aimed at getting teens tested for heart irregularities have a message for parents: Be aware. It could save your child’s life.  Read More...

 
Cause Of Death Revealed For Teen Who Collapsed - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday that an El Camino High School student who collapsed during a gym class died a sudden death resulting from a heart condition.  Read More...

 
Skater’s cross-country trip to save lives ends at the pier - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Al Schiller, crouched over his inline skates, speeds down Manhattan Beach Boulevard as it drops onto the pier and whizzes by couples strolling down the wooden boardwalk. Read More...

 
Chester Schools to screen athletes for heart problems - Monday, November 22, 2010

Four months after a Lewisville High School football player died in a football game from a heart defect,  school district leaders to screen athletes to make sure it doesn't happen again.  Read More...

 
Doctor cites sudden cardiac arrest as cause of runner's death - Monday, November 22, 2010

The 27-year-old Tulsa native who died Sunday while running the Route 66 half-marathon was a fitness enthusiast who had a tattoo of Oklahoma with a heart marking the city where he was born and raised, family members said Monday.  Read More...

 
Family mourns loss of spirited student - Sunday, November 21, 2010

A gifted young singer from Cheektowaga with flaming red hair and a spirit to match died unexpectedly Wednesday after she collapsed during cross-country track practice at Nyack College, her family and school officials said.   Read More...

 
Reggie Garrett autopsy shows death due to cardiac arrest; rare heart disease indicated - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

News has learned an autopsy determined that the cause of Reggie Garrett's deaths is Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC, according to information KFDM News has received from Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.  Read More...

 
Sudden Teen Death Can Be Prevented With a Much-Overlooked Mineral, According to Functional Medicine - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Every year, tragedy strikes young athletes on the playing field or indoor court: A 20-year-old star basketball or football player collapses during a game and dies. Or a high school track runner dies after finishing second in a race. Although these deaths seem to come out of nowhere, a leading Functional Medicine professor says such deaths may be preventable by monitoring teen athletes’ levels of magnesium.  Read More...

 
16-year-old Sutton High School football player who collapsed and died during JV game in Warren ident - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Worcester district attorney said Tuesday that the death of a 16-year-old boy who collapsed during a junior varsity football game in Warren appears to be an accident.  Read More...

 
School Programs for Cardiac Arrest Saving Lives - Monday, November 15, 2010

School-based programs that teach CPR and the proper use of automated external defibrillators (AED) boost survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest, new research reveals.  Read More...

 
Teen Peabody bassoonist collapses during lesson, dies - Monday, November 15, 2010

An 18-year-old bassoonist at the Peabody Conservatory collapsed during a private lesson Monday and was declared dead at Mercy Medical Center, a school spokesman said. Read More...

 
Akron: Cardiologist fights to keep AED bill alive - Sunday, November 14, 2010

A bill to create grants to purchase life-saving devices for America's schools has twice been given life in the House of Representatives but has died a slow death that is near complete in the U.S. Senate.  Read More...

 
The Devilish Details Of The NCAA’s New Genetic Testing Rules - Sunday, November 14, 2010

No matter how we argue in comfortable air conditioned lecture halls about global warming and climate change, we will still be able to fry eggs on the bleachers while teenagers eager to make the grade as college football players have two-a-day summer work outs. So it was on September 24, 2006, when Dale Lloyd II collapsed after sprinting 100 yards for the 16th consecutive time during a conditioning workout.  Read More...

 
Death Of Loved One Raises Heart Dangers As Well As Sudden Cardiac Death Risk - Sunday, November 14, 2010

A person during very early grieving has a significantly higher risk of experiencing abnormal heart rhythms, which raises the chances of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, Australian researchers explained today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010, Chicago, USA.  Read More...

 
'Feels like they left this kid behind' - Sunday, November 14, 2010

To Dominic Duran's family, a safety plan isn't just a document shoved in a drawer - it's the difference between life and death.  Read More...

 
More Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrests - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In a few short seconds an RCTC baseball player was fighting for his life. Read More...

 
Poway High teen collapses, dies - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Poway High School student who collapsed at home before school Wednesday was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, officials said.  Read More...

 
Mitty soccer player who collapsed credits coach who 'saved me' - Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Nothing could have kept Christian Silveira from varsity tryouts for the Archbishop Mitty High School soccer team.  Read More...

 
Vancouver student dies after medical emergency on bus - Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Vancouver high school student died after suffering a medical emergency on a school bus, school officials said.  Read More...

 
Vigilance Is Needed for More Serious Causes of Syncope - Monday, November 01, 2010

Emergency physicians might see many patients with run-of-the-mill vasovagal syncope but doctors must remain vigilant for those occasional patients whose syncope has a more ominous etiology, recommends Dr. Trevor Lewis.  Read More...

 
The Butler Did It: A Mother's crusade - Sunday, October 31, 2010

In many ways, Melinda Murray is frozen in time.  Read More...

 
Cardiac arrest caused ex-Gator player's death in May, officials conclude - Friday, October 29, 2010

Authorities recently concluded that cardiac arrest killed Lamar Abel, a young man from Sunrise who played on the 2008 University of Florida national championship football team. Read More...

 
Breaking News: Student Dies After Collapsing at RAC - Thursday, October 28, 2010

20 year-old Alexander Pace of Oxford, Georgia died Wednesday night after collapsing at the RAC, according to the Dean of Students office.  Read More...

 
FFA teen dies after collapsing at convention - Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A 16-year-old FFA member visiting Indianapolis last weekend for the organization's annual convention has died. The girl collapsed downtown at the convention center last Wednesday. Read More...

 
Sycamore High student dies during swim practice - Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jose Cerda Navarro, 18, was practicing with the Cincinnati Marlins Swim Club at St. Xavier High School's Keating Natatorium when he suffered a cardiac event.  Read More...

 
Student dies from heart condition - Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The 21-year-old accounting major from Bainbridge Island died from a heart condition known as endocarditis, his family said in his obituary.  Read More...

 
Caffeinated Booze Four Loko, Not Drugs, Sickened Students at Party - Monday, October 25, 2010

A highly caffeinated, but legal alcoholic drink was responsible for sickening dozens and sent nine Central Washington students to the hospital, prompting initial police fears that the party-goers had been drugged, police said today.  Read More...

 
El Camino High student collapses, dies - Monday, October 25, 2010

A 14-year-old El Camino High School student collapsed during physical education class Monday and later died, authorities said.  Read More...

 
West Windsor-Plainsboro student is revived after collapsing in gym class - Monday, October 25, 2010

Emergency medical crews revived a 15-year-old student after he collapsed during gym class in Plainsboro today, according to police.  Read More...

 
Student collapses on Anderson track, dies - Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Tri-County Technical College freshman died after collapsing at an Anderson high-school track Wednesday, officials said.  Read More...

 
East Ridge student, 17, died of heart condition, report says - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Hamilton County medical examiner’s report shows that a heart condition likely killed a 17-year-old East Ridge High School student.  Read More...

 
Q & A: New guidelines for athletes with hypertension - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hypertension affects about five of every 100 children and is the most common cardiovascular disease in pediatric athletes.  Read More...

 
Children's Hospital to study treatment for cardiac arrest - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of 34 clinical centers across the United States and Canada that will participate in a $21 million federal study over six years to explore the use of body cooling to treat cardiac arrest in newborns and children.  Read More...

 
AEDs in Schools? - Monday, October 18, 2010
Bradley baseball player dies of heart problem - Monday, October 18, 2010

An autopsy has revealed that a Bradley University baseball player died of an undiagnosed heart condition.  Read More...

 
The Real Cardiac Kid - Monday, October 18, 2010

The irony of what happened to Scott Dolezal on the morning of Aug. 1, 2009, is that he was in the best shape of his life.  Read More...

 
One of area's best kept secrets: Scientist Charles Antzelevitch - Saturday, October 16, 2010

Charles Antzelevitch must be one of Central New York’s most prolific authors, publishing 403 articles and four books.  Read more...

 
Heart check-ups extended - Saturday, October 16, 2010

Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon today announced that the Cardiac Assessment of Young Athletes programme is to receive additional funding of £150,000 to allow it to run for a further two years.  Read More...

 
Boy Survives Heart Attack, Coma - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A 12-year-old boy from Keller is out of a coma after suffering cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Easy-to-use AED saves hoops player's life after collapse - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chicago native Elizabeth Pearlman was taking part in a conditioning drill with her college basketball team last October when she collapsed.  Read More...

 
Heart problems in youths: a fight against a silent killer of children - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nearly 300 Michiganders younger than 40 die each year of sudden cardiac death, with African-American males dying at 2 1/2 times the rate of others.  Read More...

 
Mt. Carmel student collapses, dies playing basketball - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Mount Carmel High School student died after collapsing Tuesday afternoon while he played basketball at a South Side YMCA.  Read More...

 
Carver student dies after collapsing during football practice - Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A 16-year-old student collapsed yesterday during football practice at Carver Senior High School and was rushed to Tulane Medical Center where he died, according to Recovery School District Spokesman Ken Jones.  Read More...

 
Cass Tech Student Collapses in School, Later Dies - Tuesday, October 12, 2010

There's new information in the death of a Cass Tech student that collapsed inside the school and later died Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Lakeside High School Student Collapses, Dies After Basketball Game - Monday, October 11, 2010

According to Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten, a 17-year-old Lakeside High School student has died after he collapsed following a basketball game on Monday.  Read More...

 
Bayonne EMTs, others save life of North Bergen girl, 14, who collapsed at football game - Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two Bayonne EMTs were among those credited with saving the life of an eighth grade percussionist with the North Bergen High School Marching Band who collapsed in the bleachers while attending a varsity football game in Bayonne on Friday evening.  Read More...

 
Bethany College Student Dies Suddenly - Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Kansas college already hit hard by tragedy this year is mourning yet another loss.  Read More...

 
Boys basketball | Joliet Catholic coach, former Illinois manager Jeremy Izzo dies at 29 - Saturday, October 09, 2010

Joliet Catholic boys basketball coach Jeremy Izzo had only been at the school for a little more than a year, but he was already a "beloved" part of the community who will be "sorely missed," principal Jeffrey Budz said.  Read More...

 
Runner hospitalized after collapsing - Saturday, October 09, 2010

A runner at a cross country meet hosted by Georgetown High School collapsed and needed C-P-R Saturday.  Read More...

 
Griffin Teen Dies After Performance - Friday, October 08, 2010

A Griffin high school passed away Friday, shortly after performing at an area elementary school.  Read More...

 
Cameron Batson, 2010 Scott grad, dies at soccer game - Thursday, October 07, 2010

A recent Scott High School graduate died Wednesday night while watching his alma mater’s soccer game.  Read More...

 
Controversy continues over ADHD medication, sudden cardiac deaths - Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Due to a paucity of data, controversy persists regarding the risk of cardiac events associated with children taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a speaker here at the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition.  Read More...

 
6th-grader collapses at football game - Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Waller Middle School sixth-grade student was listed in good condition at OU Medical Center Tuesday after collapsing on the sidelines of a football game Monday night.  Read More...

 
More Than 40 Organizations Issue Call to Action on Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Tuesday, October 05, 2010

In a powerful demonstration of collective standing in the health care community, more than 40 organizations gathered on Capitol Hill to issue a call to action in reducing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) deaths.  Read More...

 
Study: Better data needed to decipher variability in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - Monday, October 04, 2010

The incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) vary greatly around the world and researchers call for a better understanding of this variability to help improve OHCA prevention and resuscitation. However, to reach that understanding, researchers examining OHCA need to adopt standardized reporting techniques, according to a study in press in Resuscitation.  Read More...

 
Harford CC Athlete Collapses, Dies After Practice - Sunday, October 03, 2010

 A student athlete at Harford Community College has died after suffering a medical emergency while at the first day of basketball practice.  Read More...

 
Whaley Middle School student collapses, dies - Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A 13-year-old Whaley Middle School student collapsed on campus and died Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Prove It: Escalating energy doses from a biphasic waveform AED improves the outcome of cardiac arres - Monday, September 27, 2010

Due to the lack of compelling evidence, the 2005 American Heart Association ACLS guidelines failed to make a definitive energy level recommendation for first and subsequent defibrillation attempts with biphasic AEDs.  Read More...

 
Schools face high price of keeping athletes safe - Sunday, September 26, 2010

Financially strapped Bay State high schools are grappling with a blizzard of sports safety regulations and litigation at a time when many don’t have money for new teachers, let alone CPR training and athletic trainers, school officials say.  Read More...

 
Elon student dies after collapsing on campus - Friday, September 24, 2010

 A first-year Elon University student died today after she had collapsed, the college said in a statement.  Read More...

 
Teen Saved By Teachers, Students - Friday, September 24, 2010

An American Fork Junior High student who suffered from a sudden heart problem and collapsed during PE was saved by two teachers assisted by two students, KSL reported Tuesday.  Read More...

 
Hidden Heart Condition Blamed In Teen's Death - Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Indianapolis family that lost their teenage son to an undiagnosed heart condition is embarking on a mission to warn other parents of the often hidden risk.  Read More...

 
Houston students screened for cardiac problems - Thursday, September 23, 2010

More than 120 sixth graders at Hogg Middle School in Houston received cardiac ultrasound and electrocardiogram tests Thursday as part of a continuing program to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD), the No. 1 killer of young athletes in the United States.  Read More...

 
Covell Elem. student collapses, dies - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Covell Elementary student died Wednesday after collapsing after school, a Grand Rapids Public Schools spokesman said.  Read More....

 
Quinn Driscoll’s story comes from the heart - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sudden cardiac arrest. It happens to young people more than many of us would want to think. Read More...

 
Police chief: La. prep player died from enlarged heart - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Farmerville Police Chief Bim Coulberston says the Sept. 5 death of high school football player was caused by an enlarged heart.  Read More...

 
Chickasha says goodbye to fallen teammate Kody Turner - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Players, coaches, family and friends attend funeral for high school football player who died last week.  Read More...

 
Healthy Sports: Family histories can prevent some injuries - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An alarming number of children are the victims of sports-related injuries each year. Some of those are fatal.  Read More...

 
Rio Hondo College wrestler dies after collapsing during tournament - Sunday, September 19, 2010

A 20-year-old college student collapsed during a wrestling tournament at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut on Saturday and later died, officials said.  Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Are we pushing kids too far? - Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's still not clear what caused a teenaged football player to collapse on the sidelines Friday in Orange.  Read More...

 
High School Player Dies After Collpasing on Field - Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Warning signs, heart screenings can help parents prevent tragedy - Sunday, September 19, 2010

Akhir Frazier would have begun his junior year at Norristown Area High School the week before last.  Read More...

 
HS Football Star Reggie Garrett Dies After TD Pass - Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Texas high school football player died Friday night after collapsing following a touchdown pass, officials said.  Watch video

 
High school player collapses, dies after throwing TD - Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Texas high school football quarterback died Friday after collapsing during a football game, a hospital official said. Read More...

 
High school student dies after PE - Friday, September 17, 2010

A student has died after falling unconscious during PE class. Read More...

 
Phoenix 5th-grader dies after collapsing at school - Friday, September 17, 2010

Authorities say a fifth grader who collapsed at his elementary school playground in Phoenix has died at a hospital.  Read More...

 
HS football player revived after heart stops - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A nurse in the bleachers saved a Central Catholic junior who suffered a cardiac arrest during a football game last Friday night.   Read More...

 
Researchers nationwide ask for new focus on 'sudden death' heart disorder - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An abrupt, fatal heart attack in a young athlete on the playing field is a tragedy destined to repeat itself over and over until more is understood about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic disorder that is the most common cause of sudden death in young people but which affects people of all ages. Read More...

 
Graduate student dies after half marathon - Thursday, September 09, 2010

A beloved GW graduate student died suddenly Sunday morning after completing a half marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. He was 27.  Read More...

 
Q&A: How football players' health is checked before they go on field - Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tuesday's practice-field death of a football player at Wekiva High School in Orange County has raised questions about how athletes' physical condition is checked before they're allowed to play. Here are some answers:  Read More...

 
Wekiva High School football player dies - Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Wekiva High School ninth-grader Olivier Louis died this afternoon after collapsing on the football field during practice, officials said.  Read More...

 
Spruce Creek High football player collapses during practice - Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A football player collapsed during practice at Spruce Creek High School this evening and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, emergency workers said.  Read More...

 
Her whole heart's in bill - Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A DEVOTED Queens mother who lost her son during his first semester of college is hoping to save others from feeling similar pain.  Read More...

 
Boy's mom seeks mandate: EKGs for all student athletes - Monday, September 06, 2010

Annette Berke wants all student athletes screened for heart problems before they run onto the field or jump in the pool.  Read More...

 
Fleetwood teenager survives cardiac arrest - Monday, September 06, 2010

Gene Winkler had just finished a light weightlifting session with the Fleetwood High School football team when the players went to the gymnasium.  Read More...

 
Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Kids - Thursday, September 02, 2010

Screening your children is key to preventing a tragedy. See Video

 
Mount Saint Mary's Student Collapses, Dies - Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mount Saint Mary's University has announced that a first-year student unexpectedly died on Wednesday.  Read More...

 
Man still alive after collapsing in Harris Field - Thursday, September 02, 2010

The man was taken to Rex Hospital.  Campus Police are not able to identify the man or confirm whether he is a student at N.C. State.  According to Lieutenant Moody, the subject is still alive. Read More...

 
East Ridge Student Dies - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hamilton County school officials have announced that a female East Ridge High School student died Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. Read More...

 
Local Family Pushes Teen Heart Problem Awareness - Friday, August 27, 2010

One year after finding their teenage son collapsed on the kitchen floor due to an undetected heart problem, an East County family is creating change so other parents won't suffer the pain of losing a child. Read More...

 
ESC: ECG Not Much Help for Screening Athletes' Hearts - Friday, August 27, 2010

While hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden death in competitive soccer players, when pro players were screened for the problem with electrocardiography (ECG), the positive results all turned out to be false positives, according to a small study. Read More...

 
Cheerleader's death not in vain - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shauna Stuewe might still be alive today if an automated external defibrillator had been nearby the day that she fainted during cheer practice at Esperanza High School in 2006, her parents believe.  Read More...

 
Clay-Chalkville football player William Dancy dies - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An 18-year-old Clay-Chalkville High School stu¬dent died Monday after he fell asleep and was later found unresponsive, the school's football coach said Tuesday. Read More...

 
Family, friends remember Homewood teen - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

About two dozen of Kendall Tapley's closest friends choked back tears Monday while listening to the 15-year-old's favorite song, "The Prayer," by Kid Cudi.  Read More...

 
Northwest Christian HS teen dies during cross-country training - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tragedy struck Northwest Christian High School, just days before the start of classes. Read More...

 
Mother raises awareness about deadly heart condition - Monday, August 23, 2010

One Bakersfield mother is fighting to make schools safer for children suffering from a heart condition that she calls "The Silent Killer." Read More...

 
Child Went Into Sudden Cardiac Arrest At The Fair - Monday, August 23, 2010

The Darke County Coroner’s Office and the Darke County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 12-year-old child identified as Jordan T. Pond of Versailles.  Read More...

 
LSSU student-athlete found dead - Monday, August 23, 2010

Lake Superior State University is remembering one of its students tonight. Read More...

 
LC Athlete Collapses, Dies During Training - Monday, August 23, 2010

An incoming freshman on Lynchburg College's soccer team has died after collapsing during training last week.  Read More...

 
Mikhail Torrance Rushed To ICU After Collapsing On Court - Friday, August 20, 2010

Mikhail Torrance, former University of Alabama basketball star who recently signed a contract to play professionally in Israel, was rushed to a hospital after collapsing at the start of a workout today.  Read More...

 
Jacksonville Boy Scouts win national AED contest - Friday, August 20, 2010

Arlington Boy Scouts Matthew Tyrrell and Eric Matthews have won a national video contest sponsored by Cardiac Science and the Boy Scouts of America. Read More...
 

 
NC A&T Student Dies After Collapsing At Track Try-Outs - Friday, August 20, 2010

The campus of North Carolina A&T State University is mourning the loss of a student who died Thursday.  Read More...

 
High-risk residential areas identified for defibrillator placement - Thursday, August 19, 2010

Researchers were able to identify high-risk residential areas suitable for the placement of an automated external defibrillator by using simple demographic characteristics of a city center, according to a new study published in Circulation.  Read More...

 
Tailored approach to CPR or rescue breathing could improve outcomes - Monday, August 16, 2010

Whether it's better for bystanders to be instructed by emergency dispatchers to perform only chest compressions or chest compressions with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation might depend on the type of arrest, according to a study in the July 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Read More...
 

 
Football player's death may change school policy for athletics - Monday, August 16, 2010

A football player’s death could change how a local school district handles physical exams for student athletes. Read More...

 
S.C. student-athlete’s life of promise ends in flash - Saturday, August 14, 2010
Brian Colvin grew up in a small house on S.C. 99, raised by a mother who worked two jobs to support him and a close-knit family bent on making sure he went to college. Read More...

 
 
Mother hoping to spare others her heartbreak - Saturday, August 14, 2010

Olivia Corinne Hoff had a good heart, her family friends share. Read More...

 
MMS student recovering from football injury - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Martin Middle School seventh-grader Trey Parks, son of Brad and Eve Parks, is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a collision on the football field during jamboree action on Friday night at Calloway County High School in Mayfield, Ky. Read More...

 
Molecular Imaging Identifies High-Risk Patients With Heart Disease - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A study published in the August Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) finds that molecular imaging -- a non-invasive imaging procedure -- can identify high-risk patients with potentially life-threatening cardiovascular conditions and help physicians determine which patients are best suited for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy.  Read More...

 
Testing could save athletes young and old - Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs.  Read More...

 
Children and young adults often go unscreened for heart disease risk - Monday, August 09, 2010

Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know.  Read More...

 
2009 Adult Good Samaritan - Monday, August 09, 2010

Three teachers and one principal worked together to perform CPR and use an AED to save the life of one of their students, Levi Pocza.  Read More...

 
Campbell out of coma - Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Christopher Campbell, a Temperance Bedford High student-athlete, who collapsed during a recent football practice, is out of a coma. Read More...

 
Boy Collapses, Dies During Football Practice - Tuesday, August 03, 2010

El Dorado County authorities say an 11-year-old boy has collapsed and died during youth football practice in Northern California. Read More...

 
Hold that Breath: Compression-Only CPR Sometimes Better - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Imagine for a moment, you and your friend are having dinner in a small restaurant and suddenly your friend stops breathing and collapses on the floor.  Read More...

 
Bedford student collapses during practice - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Bedford high school athlete is in an induced coma at Toledo hospital after collapsing Tuesday during a workout on the high school football field.  Read More...

 
Researchers create myocytes that mimic long-QT syndrome - Monday, July 26, 2010

Researchers have devised a method to create patient-derived cells that can mimic the phenotype that causes long-QT syndrome, which may help in the development of new drug therapies for the disease.  Read More...

 
Sinus Syndrome Linked To Cardiac Arrest In Sleeping People - Friday, July 23, 2010

A sinus-related health problem may be linked to the deaths of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest while sleeping, according to findings published in the journal, Circulation Research.  Read More...

 
UW Medicine backs effort to save lives in schools - Thursday, July 22, 2010

UW family medicine physician Jon Drezner discusses sudden cardiac arrest and its effect on young athletes.  Read More...

 
First Indication That Smog Might Trigger Cell Death In The Heart: New Study - Thursday, July 22, 2010

An early study in rats provides the first direct indication that a major component of smog might trigger cell death in the heart, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2010 Scientific Sessions - Technological and Conceptual Advances in Cardiovascular Disease.  Read More...

 
13-year-old in cardiac arrest saved by trainers - Thursday, July 22, 2010

Before his first season, training for football seemed to be the best thing for Edgar Aviles. Read More...

 
Girl Dodges Cardiac Arrest, Mystery Remains - Thursday, July 22, 2010

With a lot of help, Olivia Quigley survived the scariest day of her life. The Winthrop girl went into cardiac arrest when she was just 6 years old. Read More...

 
Student died from heart infection - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Charleston County Coroner’s office has released the cause of death for a 15-year-old student who died after he was found unconscious in a middle school restroom nine weeks ago.  Read More...

 
'Code Cool' saves mother, unborn child - Monday, July 19, 2010

When Arnie and Amy Jones married, they were a picture perfect couple, but the picture would be forever changed one night in their living room. Read More...

 
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death - Saturday, July 17, 2010

Exposure to high levels of traffic air pollution among people with heart or lung disease is associated with reduced heart rate variability (HRV), a risk factor for sudden cardiac death, finds a new study. Read More...

 
Enhancing the power of one life: cardiac health for the young - Friday, July 16, 2010

Few events are as shocking as a young person’s sudden death from an undetected underlying heart condition.  Read More...

 
Rec-center defibrillators not up to snuff, audit by comptroller determines - Friday, July 16, 2010

Dozens of lifesaving devices in city parks may fail those in desperate straits because they are not working properly, supplies are missing or they simply cannot be found.  Read More...

 
Boston Med: Waiting for Her Heart - Thursday, July 15, 2010

When she was four, Sara Dumas' parents took her to the emergency room. Read More...

 
Eagle Scout project a real life-saving effort - Thursday, July 15, 2010

This particular tool box is a literal lifesaver. Read More...

 
When a Heart Risk Runs in the Family - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of Americans die of sudden cardiac death each year, an occurrence that can run in families.  Read More...

 
Pacemaker Keeping Toddler's Heart Beating - Friday, July 09, 2010

A pacemaker is keeping a 3-year-old South Florida boy's heart beating after he went into cardiac arrest during a trip to a water park over the July 4 weekend. Read More...

 
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Awarded NIH Grant to Help Predict Vulnerability to SCA - Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has been awarded a $1.66 million, four year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a
measurement system that could help doctors predict which patients could be struck by sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disturbance that causes instant death in more than 95 percent of cases. Read More...

 
Scientists reveal the mystery of sudden cardiac death - Monday, July 05, 2010

Scientists at The University of Manchester have solved a mystery connected with why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep - potentially saving thousands of lives. Read More...

 
OSU Implants One Of First Devices To Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Friday, July 02, 2010

Ohio State University’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is one of the first facilities in the country to implant a next generation defibrillator in a patient to combat sudden cardiac arrest, a silent killer that claims more than one million lives each year worldwide. Read More...

 
HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces New Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan - Thursday, July 01, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the establishment of a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that will offer coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.  Read More...

 
Researchers Urge Caution on Test for High School Athletes - Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sometimes the first symptom of a serious heart problem is sudden cardiac death (SCD).  Silent heart conditions may exist, surfacing with fatal results. Read More...

 
A Silent, Sudden Killer: When Kids Simply Drop Dead - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

School's out for the summer, and kids around Chicago are finally getting the chance to run and play outside.  Read More...

 
Olympus High student dies after hiking at Mormon church camp - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What was to be a weeklong camping trip was marred by tragedy when a 17-year-old girl died after hiking at an LDS girls' camp near Heber on Monday. Read More...

 
Cause of death of 6 year old boy who died at VCU dental Clinic - UPDATE - Monday, June 28, 2010

Young Jacobi Hill, the six year old who died on May 11 at the VCU Dental Clinic died of natural causes, according to the State Medical Examiner. Read More...

 
Matters of the heart: Is additional screening necessary? - Sunday, June 27, 2010

For every logical rebuttal, every billion dollars of additional costs, there is an individual tragedy to keep the question alive.  Read More...

 
POWAY: School district wants to equip all its schools with defibrillators - Friday, June 25, 2010

Poway Unified School District officials want to equip all 37 of the district's schools with automated devices that almost anyone could use to restart the heart of someone experiencing cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
MRI Signs Predict Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Event Risk - Thursday, June 24, 2010

Visualization of cardiac scar tissue and gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging each predict an increased risk of a major cardiovascular event in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), according to two studies published online June 23 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Read More...

 
Review concludes cardiac screening is warranted before prescribing ADHD drugs to kids - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A new study may reopen the debate over whether children being considered for drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should first undergo cardiac screening.  Read More...

 
Traditional neurologic exams inadequate for predicting survival of cardiac arrest patients - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Traditional methods for assessing patients after cardiac arrest may be underestimating their chances for survival and good outcomes, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers now available online in the journal Resuscitation. Read More...

 
Chandler mother shares her grief and lessons for other parents - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Valley mother hopes her loss will help other parents become more aware of potential health issues in their children. Read More...

 
15-year-old saved from cardiac arrest - Friday, June 18, 2010

Until February 27, the only thing 15 year-old Josh Bowman worried about was his skateboard. Read More...

 
Teen heart screenings could save lives - Friday, June 18, 2010

At least 10 teenagers die from heart attacks every year in Texas, and many of those could be prevented, experts say.  Read More...

 
CPR Requirements Coming for Coaches - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sudden cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year, and has struck several local young athletes. Read More...

 
Teen died of natural causes after attending Baylor frat party - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Navarro College student's death in March was the result of natural causes and not alcohol. Read More...

 
Student collapses, dies - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tristen D. Hopkins, 22, of Houston, a sophomore chemical engineering major, died Monday evening at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Read More...

 
DNP Grad Lobbies for Youths’ Cardiac Arrest Research - Monday, June 14, 2010

A Nevada nurse recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby for additional funding for adolescent sudden cardiac arrest research. Read More...

 
Student dies after collapsing at college library in Hutchinson - Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Anoka County coroner's office is investigating the unexplained death of a college student in Hutchinson.  Read More...

 
Heart ailments aren't always for elderly - Friday, June 11, 2010

This story was written by Christine Puricelli of Chandler, a nurse and a member of Parent Heart Watch, which seeks to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. Read More...

 
Montgomery school district breaks ground in offering heart screenings to N.J. students - Friday, June 11, 2010

Anthony Maselli doesn’t have to think long about his worst fear as the Montgomery school district’s athletic director: Read More...

 
Teen's death highlights importance of high school athlete screenings - Thursday, June 10, 2010

One day after James Brantley Goins' death in an Augusta YMCA, Y President Danny McConnell had a message. Read More...

 
AEDs should be available wherever youth congregate - Thursday, June 03, 2010

On August 10, 2006, our seemingly healthy 11-year-old daughter Janet died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) while at cheering practice in Warren.  Read More...

 
Central freshman football player hospitalized after collapse - Thursday, June 03, 2010

A Central High School freshman football player remains hospitalized after he lost consciousness Tuesday night during the first day of conditioning for the upcoming season. Read More...

 
Father: Andrew Cohn Cause of Death Released - Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The autopsy results released today reveal that a sudden collision during a baseball game traumatized the heart of Andrew Cohn, killing him. Read More...

 
Francis Howell school welcomes back teen whose heart stopped - Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A group of grateful students, teachers and parents gathered in the gym of Francis Howell Middle School on Tuesday to celebrate not only the last day of school but a classmate who will be returning for another year.  Read More...

 
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location - Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A person's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest depend largely on the neighborhood in which they collapse, a new study suggests. Read More...

 
Boy Resuscitated After Collapse At Bolder Boulder Finish Line - Monday, May 31, 2010

Medics revived a 13-year-old Bolder Boulder runner who went into cardiac arrest at the Folsom Field finish line Monday morning. Read more...

 
Mill Creek family works to protect teens from cardiac arrest - Saturday, May 29, 2010

When a teen in Mill Creek died of sudden cardiac arrest his family decided to take action.  Read More...

 
Gym Teacher and Nurse Honored for Saving Student's Life - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Adams County student is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of a Fairfield Area gym teacher and school nurse. Read More...

 
Teacher Credited With Saving Collapsed Student - Monday, May 24, 2010

A teacher at Oregon City High School has been credited with helping save a student who collapsed in his classroom. Read More...

 
Teen dies while playing basketball at SoCal school - Friday, May 21, 2010

A 15-year-old boy has collapsed and died while playing basketball at a high school north of Los Angeles. Read More...

 
Teen dies playing basketball in school gym - Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grief counselors were on the Albemarle High School campus Thursday after a popular student-athlete collapsed and died. Read More...

 
Geisinger honors county EMS for saving the life of Cressona teen - Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Phillip Valenti said he does his best to stay in shape and eat right, so it was a shock when he collapsed in his home of cardiac arrest.  Read More...

 
Enhancing one life's legacy: Cardiac screening for youth - Thursday, May 20, 2010

Few events are as shocking as a young person's sudden death from an undetected underlying heart condition.  Read More...

 
Junior high student dies after collapse in Normal - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Investigators in central Illinois are trying to figure out what caused the death of a 13-year-old boy who collapsed at a school in Normal. Read More...

 
Boy Dies During Dental Procedure - Monday, May 17, 2010

A grieving family in Richmond, Va., is still looking for answers after a trip to the dentist resulted in the death of their 6-year-old boy.  Read More...

 
Oregon defibrillator law now clearer - Monday, May 17, 2010

Oregon Sen. Mark Hass recognized the value of automated external defibrillators. Read More...

 
Are Swimming Pools Safe? - Monday, May 17, 2010

Lifeguards, managers and other staff at the nation's aquatic facilities should be trained to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to reduce heart attack fatalities — the top cause of death at swimming pools, lakes and beaches, suggests a recently study from Ball State University.  Read More...

 
Shocked school reels from death of San Anselmo teen - Friday, May 14, 2010

Stunned by the sudden death of 17-year-old senior Jeremy Collins, students, teachers and counselors at Sir Francis Drake High School gathered Friday to grieve and remember. Read More...

 
Middle school student in high spirits after collapsing in gym class - Friday, May 14, 2010

Austin Redd was in great spirits today and ready to finish his semester at school, this is surprising since it was just yesterday that he collapsed in the middle of gym class.  Read More...

 
Teachers Save Child Who Collapses At School - Thursday, May 13, 2010

A 13 year old Francis Howell Middle School student collapsed in P.E. class Thursday afternoon. Read More...

 
Student dies after he is found unconscious - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thaddeus Maurice Calvary, a St. Andrews Middle School eighth-grader, died Monday after being found unconscious in a school bathroom, the boy's father said.  Read More...

 
Fort Ann mourns loss of high school student - Monday, May 10, 2010

Maureen VanBuren, superintendent of schools, said extra counselors from BOCES and Whitehall schools have been brought in to meet with students and faculty who want to talk about the death Monday of Benjamin Palmer, 16, of Comstock.  Read More...

 
Teen's Sudden Death Sparks Changes At County Schools - Friday, May 07, 2010

The sudden death of a local teenager has resulted in a change coming to every San Diego County school this fall.  Read More...

 
AUTOPSY: ECU Student Died From Heart Problem - Friday, May 07, 2010

An autopsy says an ECU student who collapsed on campus died because of a heart problem. Read More...

 
AEDs save two lives In St. Lucie County - Thursday, May 06, 2010

A grateful Matthew Murphy is thankful his son, 20 year-old Brenden Murphy is alive. Brenden was playing basketball at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Wednesday when he collapsed.  Read More...

 
Teacher helps to save life of teen - Thursday, May 06, 2010

Quick action by a teacher is credited with saving the life of a Carthage Central School student. Read More...

 
KCTV5 INVESTIGATION: One Is Too Many - Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Statistically speaking, schools are about the safest place for kids to be, but bad things still can happen to children.  Read More...

 
UM student dies while jogging on trail in Berwyn Heights - Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A 20-year-old student at the University of Maryland, College Park, collapsed and died Friday while jogging near campus, Prince George's County officials said.  Read More...

 
14-year-old student collapses on Gulf Coast football field - Monday, May 03, 2010

A 14-year-old freshman at Gulf Coast High School was hospitalized after collapsing on the school’s football field Monday.  Read More...

 
Batavia School District Has Two Student Deaths in One Week Span - Monday, May 03, 2010

Grief counselors were called in to a Batavia school for the second time in a week span Monday, after a first-grade student's death this weekend.  Read More...

 
American Heritage-Delray softball player Claire Dunlap back playing a year after cardiac arrest on t - Sunday, May 02, 2010

Claire Dunlap said she loves defying the odds and proving people wrong. Read More...

 
At Reavis, Robert's always in their hearts - Friday, April 30, 2010

It's amazing how a 15-year-old kid dying can change the lives of others. Reavis sophomore baseball coach Bob Morack says he now makes absolutely certain to always kiss his three children goodbye when he leaves the house. Read More...

 
Carlisle family among advocates of AED bill - Friday, April 30, 2010

Their tragedy has turned into a positive over the past eight years. Read More...

 
Detecting and preventing heart defects - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Heart health and your child athlete! What every parent needs to know.  Read More...

 
Seton Hall F Herb Pope rushed to hospital after collapsing during afternoon workout - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Herb Pope was supposed to spend Wednesday afternoon working out and readying himself for a shot at the NBA. Read More...

 
School mourns death of student - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Students and faculty walked the halls of Bismarck-Henning Junior High in shock Tuesday following the unexpected death of a student. Read More...

 
Steroids' Heart Effects Analyzed In Study - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In a small but significant study sponsored by the American Heart Association, investigators found that prolonged steroid use could weaken the heart and may increase the risk of heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Adderall side effects are life threatening: Students use Adderall, Ritalin to boost brain power - Monday, April 26, 2010

Students use Adderall to boost brain power ShareAdderall and Adderall XR are prescription drugs that are fast becoming the mental stimulant of choice on college campuses across the country. Read More...

 
Man Dies After Being Hit At Softball Game - Sunday, April 25, 2010

A man died this morning after being hit with a ball during a softball game at the Potomac Lakes Sportsplex Saturday afternoon. Less than two hours later Loudoun County Fire-Rescue crews were on their way to another cardiac arrest that occurred during a sporting event Saturday. Read More...

 
Student deaths spur cardiac screening - Sunday, April 25, 2010

The deaths of two popular 17-year-old Middlesex County students spurred Montgomery Athletics Director Tony Maselli to ensure his high school would be the first in New Jersey to provide cardiac screenings for student-athletes. Read More...

 
Student collapses while running laps - Friday, April 23, 2010

A 14-year-old boy collapsed Friday morning while running laps around the Villa Park High School track, authorities said.  Read More...

 
Student collapses while running laps - Friday, April 23, 2010

A 14-year-old boy collapsed Friday morning while running laps around the Villa Park High School track, authorities said.  Read More...

 
Coroner Probes Student Death At Pa. Vo-Tech School - Thursday, April 22, 2010

A coroner is investigating the unexplained death of a 22-year-old student in a dormitory room at a vocational training school in southwestern Pennsylvania. Read More...

 
Saving lives in school - Wednesday, April 21, 2010

About one thousand children and young adults die every year from sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...

 
Student track athlete dies after collapse - Monday, April 19, 2010

A student collapsed and died during track practice at Nashoba Regional High School on Monday. Read More...

 
Teen Collapses During Gym Class - Monday, April 19, 2010

A teen has been rushed to the hospital after he collapsed during gym class. Read More...

 
Boy, 9, Raises $$ Toward Own Heart Surgery - Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nine-year-old Malkolm Poyer was born with a rare heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, also known by its frightening nickname: Sudden Death Syndrome. Read More...

 
Man, 20, collapses after basketball game - Thursday, April 15, 2010

A former Tustin High School student collapsed Wednesday evening after a game of basketball in the school's gym. Read More...

 
Gene mutation can lead to cardiac arrest in epileptics - Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A gene mutation in the brain can trigger irregular heart beat and sudden death in people with epilepsy, according to a study released Tuesday.  Read More...

 
AEDs Save Lives in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Monday, April 12, 2010

Application of an automatic external defibrillator before emergency medical services arrive appears to improve survival from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, a large observational study showed. Read More...

 
Panel endorses preparticipation sports physicals for every child - Saturday, April 10, 2010

The fourth edition Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) monograph will feature “huge changes,” including recommending preparticipation screening for all youth — not just those who are playing competitive sports, and a revamped health questionnaire that will hone in on certain cardiac health problems. Read More...

 
In a brother's death, his twin finds new life - Friday, April 09, 2010

Jim and Tom Horan spent their lives walking in each other's footsteps. Read More...

 
Hinds student dies after collapsing on field - Wednesday, April 07, 2010
 
School's device saves life of Timber Creek sophomore - Tuesday, April 06, 2010

March 11 started like every other day at Timber Creek High School, with students and staff standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Read More...

 
Oregon study finds genetic clue to fight sudden cardiac death - Monday, April 05, 2010

A study tracking Portland-area sudden cardiac arrests has revealed a gene variant that may protect against the unpredictable and deadly problem. Read More...

 
Risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest look different by gender - Monday, April 05, 2010

The differences in men and women's hearts may not be limited to problems of the small and large arteries. Read More...

 
Team effort saves Calvert senior - Sunday, April 04, 2010

At some point, Rush Arbogast's heart was going to let him down. Read More...

 
Medical experts at odds over value of cardiac testing for kids - Saturday, April 03, 2010

The pitch for free cardiac tests that launched last week in Hillsborough schools sounded like a no-brainer: Lives could be saved by screening seemingly healthy children for heart defects that can lead to sudden death.  Read More...

 
Twin Sister's Death Helped Save Many Lives - Friday, April 02, 2010

Call it divine duplication -- in the form of beautiful twin sisters. "You couldn't tell them apart. It was a wonderful experience raising these girls," says Chuck Maley, stepfather to Courtney and Kindal VanCronkhite.  Read More...

 
School defibrillator bill passes state Senate - Thursday, April 01, 2010

A bill, inspired by the death of an Eagleton Middle School student, that would encourage schools to locate automated external defibrillators near gymnasiums or where physical activity takes place, has passed the state Senate.  Read More...

 
School defibrillator proves lifesaver for one Pearland teen - Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The players panicked as they surrounded an unconscious Jonathan Moore on the football field outside Pearland's Glenda Dawson High School on March 3.  Read More...

 
Student athlete brought back to life by team trainers - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A high school football star from Pearland today talked about how team trainers and a coach brought him back to life with a defibrillator a few weeks ago. Read More...

 
Boxer dies on Camp Lejeune - Monday, March 29, 2010

The United States Marine Corp is investigating the sudden death a boxer at Camp Lejeune. Read More...

 
Genetic Variation Linked to Possible Protection Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Thursday, March 25, 2010

Physician-scientists have found that a genetic variation is associated with lower risk of sudden cardiac arrest, a disorder that gives little warning and is fatal in about 95% of cases. Read More...

 
New Tissue-Hugging Implant Maps Heart Electrical Activity In Unprecedented Detail - Thursday, March 25, 2010

A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart's electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices.  Read More...

 
Leesburg High student collapses on campus - Thursday, March 25, 2010

A crowd of students at Leesburg High School watched anxiously this morning after a boy suddenly collapsed in the campus courtyard and emergency workers rushed to perform CPR. Read More...

 
High School Community Reeling After Student Collapses - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Maryland high school student is in critical condition days after he collapsed during a pick-up basketball game.  Read More...

 
So Cal Teen Collapses at Yosemite - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A 17-year-old student from Southern California has been hospitalized after being injured during a group hiking trip in Yosemite on Monday afternoon. Read More...

 
Cardiac screening for Hillsborough teens could help solve a national debate - Monday, March 22, 2010

Hillsborough County schools are entering the national debate over whether to screen seemingly healthy children for heart defects that can lead to sudden death. Read More...

 
Marathon runner goes into cardiac arrest - Sunday, March 21, 2010

A 21-year-old male went into cardiac arrest during the 18th mile of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday and was transported to UCLA Medical Center, where he is breathing and has a pulse but remains unconscious. Read More...

 
UW-L student dies on spring break - Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dan and Marie Sumnicht sent off their two daughters, both University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students, to opposite ends of Florida for spring break.
Only one came back.  Read More...

 
Family hoping for answers in 11-year-old’s sudden death - Friday, March 19, 2010

People tell Michael Tompkins that his son Zach is an angel now. He appreciates the sentiment, but Tompkins doesn’t see it that way. Read More...

 
AED saves student's life - Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quick thinking and an external defibrillator helped save the life of a Gates-Chili student. A softball coach and an athletic trainer are recognized after they went into action to save the life of an eighth grader who collapsed at track practice. Read More...

 
Anthony High School athlete collapses, dies - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring break turned somber at Anthony High School after a well-liked freshman collapsed at baseball practice and then died. Read More...

 
As Girth Grows, Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Shrinks - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Obesity has long been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Read More...

 
Preventing Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths in Children - Monday, March 15, 2010

During the 2008-2009 school year, four students in the Orange County School District succumbed to cardiac-related deaths while playing organized sports. Read More...

 
Adding ECG to health exams may prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes - Monday, March 15, 2010

A new study by researchers at the MGH Heart Center found the addition of electrocardiogram testing to the standard medical history and physical examination for young athletes may better identify key cardiovascular abnormalities responsible for sports-related sudden death. Read More...

 
Timberland student dies after collapse - Saturday, March 13, 2010

Timberland High School students are mourning the death of a 17-year-old sophomore who collapsed in class Thursday morning. Read More...

 
Students Take Center Stage at National Cardiology Conference - Friday, March 12, 2010

Medical student James Kim, an accomplished cello player, is exploring auditory triggers that can cause sudden cardiac death in some people. Read More...

 
New Research Aims to Prevent 'Sudden Cardiac Arrest' - Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sudden Cardiac Arrest syndrome (SCA) is poorly understood, but it's a real danger for the otherwise young and healthy. For no apparent reason, the heart suddenly stops beating, and without treatment death may follow within minutes.  Read More...

 
Costa Mesa student dies after collapsing on campus - Thursday, March 11, 2010

An eighth-grade student died Wednesday after collapsing while playing handball at Costa Mesa High School, Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials said Thursday. Read More...

 
Teen athlete dies in western Ky. after collapse - Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A 15-year-old girl has died after collapsing during volleyball practice in western Kentucky.  Read More...

 
Grandmother to present heart-restart device to church - Tuesday, March 09, 2010

In memory of her grandson, a Fishers woman on Sunday will present an Indianapolis Near-Northside church with an electronic device designed to restart a stopped heart. Read More...

 
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids - Monday, March 08, 2010

Electrocardiogram screening to check for heart problems in hyperactive children before prescribing stimulant medications may help identify those at risk, but is only borderline cost-effective compared to the current practice of taking a patient history and doing a physical examination, a new study shows. Read More...

 
Heart Abnormality May Be a Cause of SIDS - Monday, March 08, 2010

A new cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may have been discovered by scientists at the University of Strasbourg, who say they have identified a heart abnormality in some victims of SIDS. Read More...

 
Kalamazoo County proposed CPR study would be first in the nation - Saturday, March 06, 2010

A proposed medical study in Kalamazoo County — the first of its kind in the nation — would evaluate experimental cardiopulmonary-resuscitation devices designed to improve the effectiveness of CPR. Read More...

 
MAGNOLIA WEST SOCCER PLAYER COLLAPSES - Thursday, March 04, 2010

At approximately 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, a Magnolia West High School boys soccer player collapsed on the practice field.  Read More...

 
Study finds 10 genes that raise sudden death risk - Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Researchers have found nine new gene variations that can make a person vulnerable to sudden cardiac death and confirmed the role of another, international researchers said on Sunday.  Read More...

 
Athletic safety stirs concern for students - Tuesday, March 02, 2010

As concern over athletic safety rises due to recent physically harmful incidents in the district and other places, the athletic department is in the process of improving its preventative safety measures. Read More...

 
Heart test debate heats up - Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Two studies published yesterday are expected to reignite an emotionally charged debate about whether young athletes should be screened with a heart test to reduce the small risk of sudden death from an undiagnosed heart problem. Read More...

 
ECG testing of young athletes cost-effective in preventing deaths, Stanford study shows - Monday, March 01, 2010

Routine testing of the hearts of young American athletes using electrocardiograms to screen for sudden death is "reasonable in cost and effective at saving lives," according to a new study by cardiologists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read More...

 
Basketball Death Risk Detected in Harvard Athletes by $88 Test - Monday, March 01, 2010

Heart defects that can cause otherwise healthy athletes to die while playing in basketball and football games were detected in Harvard University athletes using a common $88 test.  Read More...

 
Screening May Save Athletes - Monday, March 01, 2010

They are young, strong, competitive athletes, in top physical condition. Yet about 90 of them drop dead every year, often in the heat of competition, victims of sudden cardiac death. Read More...

 
Medical examiner: Bowie High student died of heart abnormality - Monday, March 01, 2010

Bowie High student Jonathan Nolon died prematurely because of a heart abnormality, according to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Read More...

 
Energy Drink Blamed In Cardiac Arrest - Monday, March 01, 2010

A local man said he ended up in a hospital with heart problems on a day he drank energy drinks. Read More...

 
Guilford baseball player fights to live, get back on the field - Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jesse DeSanto's heart stopped just after he crossed home plate three years ago.  Feb. 28, 2010  Read More...

 
No easy answer on cardio testing for athletes - Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gaines Adams did not have an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram as part of his medical pre-screening as an athlete at Clemson, where he was a star defensive lineman from 2003-06. Read More...

 
Nurse, Defibrillator Credited With Saving Student's Life - Friday, February 26, 2010

Quick thinking by a Western High School nurse likely saved the life of a student who collapsed during gym class.  Read More...

 
Newton Teen Survives Cardiac Arrest - Friday, February 26, 2010

Newton County emergency medical workers said what is called a chain of survival saved a 17- year-old student who went into cardiac arrest at school.  Read More...

 
Lifesaving staffers at Homestead - Thursday, February 25, 2010

At a reception Wednesday, Homestead senior Abishek Chintapalli thanks members of the high school’s staff who responded when his heart stopped beating on Feb. 4. Read More...

 
Deputies honored for saving teen's life - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputies Dominick Sanders and David Bean were working security at a high school basketball tournament when they became rescuers after a player fell over during a seizure and stopped breathing.  Read More...

 
H1N1 flu can attack the heart - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital have detailed the cases of four San Diego County children who developed heart infections after becoming ill with swine flu, a life-threatening complication that has received scant attention.  Read More...

 
911 'wrong button' fatal - Saturday, February 20, 2010

The NYPD operator who sent an ambulance to the wrong borough while a 6-year-old boy was dying of cardiac arrest mistakenly hit "the wrong button" on the dispatch computer, officials acknowledged yesterday.  Read More...

 
Witness: Little warning before Bowie football player collapsed - Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sophomore present at workouts said drill had just started when junior 'fell over'.  Read More...

 
Ole Miss football player dies after collapsing during conditioning - Friday, February 19, 2010

An Ole Miss football player collapsed Friday during the first day of conditioning and then later  died at the hospital. Read More...

 
Coroner wants heart testing for all high school athletes - Friday, February 19, 2010

Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel is waging a one-man, all-out campaign to require heart testing for students before they can participate in high school athletics. Read More...

 
Fairview Middle student dies after collapsing at school - Thursday, February 18, 2010

 A Fairview Middle School eighth-grader died Wednesday after collapsing during an after-school athletic program, Williamson County Schools officials said...Read More

 
PAHS student collapses and dies while jogging off campus - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grief counselors are standing by to help students and staff deal with the death of a Port Angeles High School student. Read More...

 
Bowie Student Dies After Collapsing on Basketball Court - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bowie Police say a Bowie High School student who was doing laps after school collapsed and died Thursday afternoon. Read More...

 
Brooklyn teen visiting OCC student dies after tripping and falling during a basketball game - Monday, February 15, 2010

Brooklyn teen playing basketball Sunday night at Onondaga Community College tripped and fell, and died a short time later, according to college officials.  Read More...

 
Teen Collapses, Dies, at Practice - Thursday, February 11, 2010

An autopsy is planned on the body of a 14 year old Douglas County boy who collapsed, then died, at track practice. Read More...

 
Family Demands Answers in Sleep-Study Death - Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two weeks after a man's death during an Atlanta sleep study, family members said they're pressuring Emory Healthcare to provide them with answers. Read More...

 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Medical Watch - Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"Although athletics is a way of intensifying the risks in some people there are risks there for anyone with these conditions." Read More...

 
Dentist saves life - again; Dad who promotes use of defibrillators after losing son does 2nd resusci - Saturday, February 06, 2010

For the second time in three years, a man who believes a defibrillator arrived too late to help his own son, has used the device to save a life. Read More...

 
Rare heart conditions a danger to teen athletes - Friday, February 05, 2010

The collapse of two teenaged basketball players in less than a week - one of whom died - highlights the fact that even young, seemingly healthy athletes may have hidden defects that can strike with little warning. Read More...

 
UWL student saves fellow student's life - Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Student Saves Life.  See Video...

 
Bentonville Player Home After Collapsing During Practice - Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bentonville junior baseball player WesBusby collapsed during practice Jan. 21, and the quick response by his coaches and teammates helped save his life. Read More...

 
Anchor Bay basketball player hospitalized - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An Anchor Bay High School varsity basketball player remains in stable condition in hospital after suffering a cardiac emergency last Thursday. Read More...

 
Enlarged hearts in athletes enlarge debate over mandatory screenings - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Doctors point out that not all athletes with enlarged hearts are at risk of heart failure, the unexpected cause of death of Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams earlier this month. Read More...

 
Alabama student's death remains unexplained; medical examiner awaits test results - Friday, January 22, 2010

Alabama student's death remains unexplained; medical examiner awaits test results. Jan, 22. 2010. Read more...

 
Little Rock Athlete's Life Saved by AED - Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Rock Athlete's Life Saved by AED. Jan, 19, 2010. Read more...

 
Frazee teen recovers from cardiac arrest - Monday, January 18, 2010

Frazee teen recovers from cardiac arrest. Jan, 18, 2010. Read more...

 
CPR/AED Campaign Nears Finish Line - Monday, January 18, 2010

CPR/AED Campaign Nears Finish Line. Jan, 18. 2010. Read more...
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