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Sudden cardiac arrest cases are stirring up heated debate

...Heritage High in Delray Beach, Fla., had suffered sudden cardiac arrest caused by an abnormal heartbeat. Her doctors still...that 125 athletes ranging from age 8 to 39 die from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year. The debate over whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/31/oth_525941.shtml
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Could you be under risk for arrest?

...that October is also national Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. As the interim...patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, an unrecognized, common...250,000 deaths result from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/29/op_553665.shtml
Opinion columns
Medical experts say sports safety efforts need to start at high school level

...catastrophic medical conditions such as heat stroke, sudden cardiac arrest and head and neck injuries.Some states, such...Arkansas after a high school basketball player died of sudden cardiac arrest in 2008, said that while legislation can be help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-03-27/medical-experts-say-s
Defibrillator vest saves Augusta woman's life

...rhythm and rescuing her from a sudden cardiac arrest."It saved my life," Murphy...those are most at risk of sudden cardiac arrest, which Shah said is the leading...the damaging effects of a sudden cardiac arrest, but we cannot predict the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-18/defibrillator-vest-saves-aug
Sheriff's deputies to carry devices

...five-pound automated external defibrillator brought the 66-year-old restaurant owner back to life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest near the Woodside Plantation golf course on a summer day two years ago. Sheriff Hunt, then an officer of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/02/met_410804.shtml
Metro
Study: defibrillators should be everywhere

...stadiums, schools and even homes to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Though several studies have examined the effectiveness...Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Sudden cardiac arrest - from heart attacks, heart disease, accidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/18/tec_359272.shtml
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Gold Cross ambulances get new technology for cardiac arrest patients

...The LUCAS frees the medic up," he said. "It allows them to focus on administering drugs or other areas."Sudden cardiac arrest patients require a steady supply of oxygen to the heart and brain in order to avoid neurological damage, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-06-01/gold-cross-ambulances-get-ne
Kvapil's team honors late prep hoops player

...quarter panels. The foundation was set up in Leonard's memory to honor children who have lost their lives to sudden cardiac arrest and help prevent similar tragedies."It's been 13 weeks, and I'm still all over the place," said Leonard's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-06-19/kvapils-team-honors-late-p
Graduation is hard on family of player who died after game

...Detroit. A medical examiner determined Leonard had sudden cardiac arrest because of an enlarged heart.The Wes Leonard Heart...memory to honor children who have lost their lives to sudden cardiac arrest and help prevent similar tragedies in the future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2012-05-24/graduation-hard-famil
Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital

...ventricular fibrillation, a heart fluttering. Both can cause death, and ventricular fibrillation is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. Fischer was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in 2002, causing him to miss two days of practice. Colucci said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/01/hoc_27887.shtml
Hockey