Pensacola Boat Sinks, Child Pulled from water Lifeless

This CPR save takes place in Pensacola, Florida.  This is the life saving story of how a Good Samaritan saved an Alabama woman’s infant child with the lifesaving techniques of CPR after the families boat sunk in the Pensacola Bay.   The Lassiter family was out for an afternoon of leisure and fun that turned […]

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AED anecdote

claire needs cpr

A young woman still in high school would seem to be the least likely of candidates to suffer from cardiac arrest and require the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) in order to save her life. However, for 17 year old Claire Crawford of Loganville, GA, that was exactly what happened. Claire had been […]

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Frank, a Doctor, didn’t even know

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They were on their way to Southern Illinois to visit Frank’s son at college before classes resumed for the next semester. They had stopped for the night in the small Arkansas town of Newport and had settled in for the night before resuming their trip North the next morning. It was a cold, wintry February […]

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victim Gets Assist from Technology

For Kory Trebbin, attending church on a Sunday morning in May, there was little warning that this day would differ from other Sundays. But, before it was over, the 53-yearold Santa Clara resident would experience sudden cardiac arrest, lose his heartbeat for a full 18 minutes, and have his life saved by an off-duty ER […]

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Laura: This is my story

Over 300,000 people have their hearts stop suddenly (suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA) yearly in the United States alone. Most survivors return to their home and back to their usual activities. Of these survivors, many were previously healthy. Since the AHA Guidelines 2000 we have been taught that for every minute that passes between […]

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Joggers life was about to change

When Todd Tewksbury set out for his routine daily jog back in August of 2014, everything about it felt normal from lacing up his cross-trainers to the feel of his old t-shirt, nothing stood out as odd to him as he said goodbye to his mother and set out along his route. He couldn’t have […]

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Heart Attack During Business Travel: Heroes Among Us

Traveling for work can be stressful. Being in an unfamiliar city with no immediate support personnel like family or friends can add to that stress. Having a cardiac episode on top of all that stress can potentially be deadly. That is the story of a co-worker of my wife. A 60+ year old Sales professional […]

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Young healthy Teen yet Cardiac Arrest still strikes Emily

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States with 326,200 individuals experiencing out of hospital cardiac arrest every year, and ninety percent of those individuals die. Thankfully, Emily Orta was of the ten percent who made it. At the age of fourteen, Emily was an active athlete who participated in soccer, […]

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CPR Education Equips Ordinary Citizens To Do The Extraordinary In Cases Of Cardiac Arrest

We have seen it countless times: the ambulance, with lights strobing and siren wailing, slithering its way through a congested city street. Apprehensively crawling under a red light at a busy intersection. Riding the brakes as the motorists in its path turn down their radios and check their mirrors, wondering what all the noise is […]

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CPR Helps Austin Daughter Save Her Dad’s Life

  A Life-changing Event One news report out of Austin Texas resulted in a life-changing experience for Michael DeMarco, 42, and his daughter, Aly DeMarco, aged 13. An event, which happened on February 14, 2014, will cause the pair to definitely remember future Valentine holidays. Ironically, on the heart-filled occasion, a person’s life was saved […]

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