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'I've 'died' and come back to life NINE times' Cardiac arrest survivor tells his story

While I was in hospital I had lots of consultations with cardiologists who asked me about our family history and I was then diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It's an inherited disease where the muscle wall of the heart becomes stiff. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood ...

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Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

Previously diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow, White wasn't feeling well throughout the game. When it ended, he was headed outside to get some air but had to stop and sit in a chair in the hallway. Fearing the worst, White ...

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Wearable Defibrillator Reduces All Cause Mortality by a Third

Mortality benefit goes beyond that achieved with standard medical therapy alone, could help bridge patients to evaluation for ICD placement.

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AED, fast-acting coworkers save Waterloo man's life

Right away, two of his coworkers, Lance Votroubek and Glynna Borwig, jumped into action and started CPR. Meanwhile, employee Jeff Wilson went a grabbed an AED, or an Automated External Defibrillator. The coworkers then used the device to shock Donaldson's heart. Those quick actions all ...

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Wife says tearful thanks to lifesavers

They placed pads from an automated external defibrillator onto Suelter's chest and received an instruction from the machine to shock Suelter. After one shock and additional CPR, Suelter still wasn't breathing and no pulse was detected. The AED instructed them to shock him again. Again, they felt no ...

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Goalie makes huge save -- an opposing player's life

He told other players to get the automated external defibrillator (AED), which the rink installed years ago. "A couple of months ago, (my team) won a championship at Buffalo Grove and I remember seeing the AED at the rink and thinking, 'How awesome, God forbid I ever have to use it, but at least I know ...

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Abu Dhabi doctors urge patients to check family history

UAE residents have been urged to check their family history to ensure they are not at high risk of heart disease without their knowledge.

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More than half of all sudden cardiac death cases occur sans prior symptoms

There are genetic factors at play here, and I urge anyone with a family history of unexplained cardiac death to get screened as soon as possible, ... While people may experience a racing heartbeat, or a feeling of dizziness before cardiac arrest, more than half of all cases occur without prior symptoms.

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

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

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

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

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