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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett presents Lifesaver Award to Seven First Responders

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Seven local first responders were presented the Lifesaver Award by Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett during the December formal commission meeting for saving the life of a 4-week-old baby.

Emergency Medical Services Chief Jimmie Edwards recounted the events of November 3rd, 2017 when Jason and Allison Fenske called 911 after their infant girl Charlie stopped breathing.

According to doctors, Charlie suffered from pediatric ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. There are only five known documented cases where infants have survived this condition.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randy Paddock receives the Lifesaver Award from Mayor Jim Durrett.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randy Paddock receives the Lifesaver Award from Mayor Jim Durrett.

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American Heart Association says Sexual Activity rarely a Heart-Stopping Activity

 

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American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CASexual activity is rarely associated with sudden cardiac arrest, a life-threatening malfunction of the heart’s electrical system causing the heart to suddenly stop beating, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

To determine whether sexual activity might trigger sudden cardiac arrest, researchers examined records on 4,557 cases of cardiac arrest in adults between 2002 and 2015 in a community in the northwestern United States.

One in 100 cases of cardiac arrest in men was associated with sexual activity, compared with one in 1,000 cases in women. (American Heart Association)

One in 100 cases of cardiac arrest in men was associated with sexual activity, compared with one in 1,000 cases in women. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police charge Christopher Conway with Death of an Infant

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, around 7:19am, Clarksville Police Officers responded to Cindy Jo Court to a medical call of CPR in progress. The child was transported to Tennova Healthcare and was pronounced dead at around 8:00am.

The special operations unit homicide detectives took over the investigation. It was determined the nine month old female infant had been sexually assaulted and that a cord was wrapped around the child’s neck causing her death.

Christopher Paul Conway was booked into the Montgomery County Jail this morning for Homicide and Aggravated Rape of a Child.

Christopher Paul Conway was booked into the Montgomery County Jail this morning for Homicide and Aggravated Rape of a Child.

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American Heart Association says Men more likely to receive bystander CPR in public than Women

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CA – Men are more likely to receive bystander CPR in public locations compared to women, and they are more likely to survive after the life-saving measure, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Using data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada studying out-of-hospital treatments of cardiac arrest and trauma, researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events in the home and in public.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports More Cardiac Arrest Victims could Survive with Dispatcher CPR Instruction, Rescue Breaths for Children

 

American Heart Association Moves to Annual Guidelines Update, a First for the Organization

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – More people will survive cardiac arrest if emergency medical dispatchers give chest compression-only CPR instructions over the phone and if infants and children receive chest compressions with rescue breaths, according to updated CPR guidelines published today by the American Heart Association (Association), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.

The changes in the 2017 American Heart Association Focused Updates on Adult and Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality also re-emphasize the importance of bystanders starting immediate chest compressions if they see an adult collapse in a suspected cardiac arrest.

Man administers CPR to child in reenactment illustrating proper technique. (American Heart Association)

Man administers CPR to child in reenactment illustrating proper technique. (American Heart Association)

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City of Clarksville adds Automated External Defibrillators in key locations

 

Defibrillators counter the risks of sudden cardiac emergencies

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has enhanced its medical emergency response capabilities in and around City Hall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced Monday.

The City is adding and relocating automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in key locations in its downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

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101st Airborne Division “Rakkasan” nurse saves Afghan Soldier’s life

 

Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nurse deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel saved the life of an Afghan National Defense Security Force member Saturday.

Captain Christine Kampas, a medical adviser, saved the Afghan by conducting CPR on him after he went into respiratory failure while being transported from an Afghan medical facility to a NATO military medical facility at Kandahar Airfield.

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command - South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command – South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

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American Heart Association says Heart Disease and Stroke continue to take a toll on lives

 

Statement from Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO

Predicted trend in increased Holiday Deaths Occurs

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Reports of sudden, unexpected deaths linked to heart disease and stroke command our daily news headlines, but seemingly even more so in these past few weeks. The untimely loss of so many deeply saddens us.

And it’s troubling to know that even though we have made massive strides in research toward treatment and cure, needless suffering and death from heart disease and stroke persist.

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading global cause of death. More than 17.3 million people die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases around the world each year.

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an "ELECTRICAL" problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association New Report Outlines Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death according

 

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Clinical Performance and Quality Measures

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – A new report presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to help stakeholders—including health systems, legislative bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as healthcare practitioners, patients, families and communities—in the effort to prevent sudden cardiac death.

The joint report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to the sudden cessation of cardiac activity, which is also known as sudden cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to the sudden cessation of cardiac activity, which is also known as sudden cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Frequent Simulation-Based Training may improve CPR proficiency among hospital staff

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – A new training model improved CPR skills in a clinical setting according to research presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Currently, hospital staff are only required to undergo formal CPR training every two years.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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