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American Heart Association says Wearable Defibrillators may be an alternative to Surgically Implanted Device for children with certain heart rhythm disorders

 

American Heart Association Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Wearable cardioverter defibrillators – vest-like devices that deliver electric shocks to interrupt a dangerous heart rhythm – may be a safe and effective alternative to surgically implanted devices in children with ventricular heart rhythm disorders that put them at risk for sudden cardiac death, according to new research published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association journal.

Study finds external wearable defibrillators are safe and effective in children with ventricular heart rhythm disorders that put them at risk for sudden cardiac death. The wearable devices may provide a reliable alternative to surgically implanted . (American Heart Association)

Study finds external wearable defibrillators are safe and effective in children with ventricular heart rhythm disorders that put them at risk for sudden cardiac death. The wearable devices may provide a reliable alternative to surgically implanted . (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Sudden Cardiac Death rates may be seven times higher among Young People with Diabetes

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CA – Children and young adults with diabetes may be seven times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death compared to children and young adults without diabetes, according to preliminary research from Denmark 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.

Sudden cardiac death is defined as a sudden, unexpected death that occurs instantly or shortly after symptoms appear.

Children and young adults with diabetes were seven times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death compared to children and young adults without diabetes in a Danish study. (American Heart Association)

Children and young adults with diabetes were seven times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death compared to children and young adults without diabetes in a Danish study. (American Heart Association)

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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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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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American Heart Association says CPR skills low among older adults

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LACPR increases the chance of survival after sudden cardiac arrest, yet knowledge of this life-saving procedure is low in many communities, especially among older adults, according to separate studies presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Hands On CPR. (American Heart Association)

Hands On CPR. (American Heart Association)

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Four Montgomery County Parks have Automated External Defibrillators available

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) have joined forces to provide life saving equipment and training for four of the county parks.

The Parks and Recreation staff spent Thursday morning being trained by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to properly use Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that will soon be installed in Woodlawn Park, Civitan Park, RichEllen Park and South Guthrie Community Center.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Education Critical to preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 

Tennessee Coaches Required to Complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee parents and coaches will be learning more about sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among student athletes.

The Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law in April 2015 requiring coaches and parents of athletes 18 years and younger to be informed about the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. While this new law takes effect January 1st, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Health has training materials available now online.

Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus Automated External Defibrillator

Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus Automated External Defibrillator

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American Heart Association says new recommendations green-light some Athletes with Heart Disease to compete

 

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For the first time, joint recommendations may permit participation in competitive sports for some athletes diagnosed with a specific type of irregular heartbeat and for others who have an implanted medical device that regulates the heart’s rhythm.

The joint American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology scientific statement published in both the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Blacks are at greater risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Blacks are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Researchers also found that blacks had higher rates than whites of well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including diabetes (52 percent vs. 33 percent), high blood pressure (77 percent vs. 65 percent), and chronic kidney failure (34 percent vs. 19 percent).

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

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American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – Life is Why

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For the first time in the 50 years that the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has released an annual snapshot of heart disease and stroke statistics in the U.S., the new report adds a global view.

Health data compiled from more than 190 countries show heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, according to “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.” That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030, the report found.

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