For patients with heart damage, the best treatment option right now is an organ transplant. But even then, the patient waiting list for an organ donor is seemingly endless. To confound matters, patients can encounter complications after heart transplantation. With new research,...
A Nebraska man said he was in the right place at the right time recently, when he found a driver suffering cardiac arrest behind the wheel of a semi truck. He stepped in to help, and now the man is recovering. Stephen Bofferding, 50, was driving an Omni Engineering semi...
It's terrible to imagine, but what would you do if someone in your home suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing? After calling 911, most people feel helpless after witnessing such an event, which is usually due to a cardiac arrest. But anyone can learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation,...
Scientists have discovered the cause of sudden cardiac death in young children, for the first time making it possible to pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a cure. Heart specialists in the UK found that incoherent...
Cardiac arrest happen to anyone at any time. Having an automated external defibrillator on hand can save the life of someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Here are five reasons your company should have an AED.
Milwaukee-area North Shore Fire and Rescue's Lt. Dan Tyk has responded to 911 calls where patients could have been saved if the people who placed the call had only performed CPR. He knows a heart attack can happen to someone anywhere at any time. But many witnesses just...
Division I head coaches and their assistants, as well as any other full-time coaches, are being encouraged to be certified in CPR and to know how to use an automatic external defibrillator. The Big East conference's amendment to the NCAA's committee on competitive safeguards...
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