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Entries for March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Northamptonchron.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
IT takes a lot to silence a football stadium full of fans. But when Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup quarter-final match, stunned fans from Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton waited with baited breath to see if the 23-year-old midfielder would be resuscitated.   That a fit footballer in his early 20s could go into cardiac arrest shocked many. But cardiac collapse and deat...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Fireengineering.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced that 20 heart advocacy organizations affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition have endorsed his legislation, H.R. 3511, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. Olson's bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic exte...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Fabrice Muamba was 'effectively dead' for 78 minutes and had to be shocked 15 times before his heart restarted, a doctor revealed today. Medics worked on the Bolton Wanderers footballer for almost an hour and a half last weekend to get it going after he suffered a cardiac arrest. But despite being so close to death, the 23-year-old is now making a 'miraculous' recovery and joking with doctors an...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When Deb Coleman arrived at hospital to give birth to her second son, she’d been in labour for 12 hours. Doctors said her baby was in distress and she needed an emergency Caesarean. ‘The next thing I recall is waking up and a doctor saying: “Your heart stopped — you’ve been on life support for 18 hours and a medically induced coma for another two days,” ...
Monday, March 19, 2012 | Fireengineering.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced that 20 heart advocacy organizations affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition have endorsed his legislation, H.R. 3511, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. Olson's bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic exte...
Thursday, March 08, 2012 | Nbc17.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A Wake Forest mother is trying to educate other women about heart disease which kills more women than all cancers combined.  Three years ago, Jill Morin was vacationing with her family when she went into cardiac arrest. "My five-year-old son found me in bed sleeping with my eyes open," said Morin. "He ran and got my daughter who called 911." Morin was only 38-years-old when it happened. "...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 | chagrinvalleytimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Charlie McMicken, 3, of Auburn, is spending every day now in Cleveland Clinic, awaiting a new heart. He was admitted last October. His parents, John and Sarah McMicken, are with him constantly, and he is never alone. Charlie has cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle thickens and the heart does not pump efficiently. He will remain at the hospital in Cleveland until a transplant heart is avai...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 | au.ibtimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The expression "he/she died of a broken heart" is often used to describe someone who has died after having been depressed for a long time. Usually that person drinks or drugs himself/herself to death after a desperate period of loss, bitter disappointment, or environmentally induced depression. But there is another situation that brings on all the actual symptoms of a heart attack, usually af...
Monday, March 05, 2012 | Hollandsentinel.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Brent Lubbers can’t help but get emotional when he thinks back to this summer when Beaverdam Christian School received its very first Automated External Defibrillator or AED. His voice was full of passion as he spoke about the safety of the students he oversees as a board member for the small Christian school in Zeeland Township. But it was also evident his heart still aches for the Fennvi...
Monday, March 05, 2012 | Abcactionnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
In the electrical technologies class at Dunedin High, there's a young man sitting in the back wearing a blue shirt.  His name is Max Kitchener. "Max is one of my better students," said Mark Hallisey, Max's teacher at Dunedin. Besides learning the electrician trade, Max is also learning other skills - like CPR. "He's the kind of of kid that does pay attention in class when doing th...
Thursday, March 01, 2012 | Pe.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
More than 100 people turned out at Lake Elsinore Outlets when the shopping center supported the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign with free health screenings. The American Heart Association and Southwest Healthcare helped host Go Red for Women, a free community event that provided free blood pressure screening, body mass index testing, CPR demonstrations and more. Part of the Fe...
Just weeks before he was born, Marty Bishop was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and was not expected to survive birth.   Now the adorable toddler from Yeadon is almost two-years-old and his family are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the charity that supported him. Marty suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a thickening of the heart muscle – and has to visit ...
Thursday, March 01, 2012 | Kptv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
"That dream fog was filling in," said senior Ben Rebischke, who also won an individual title. "It didn't feel real. It was amazing." "I had butterflies," said senior Josh Christenson about the team's win. "If felt really cool." "We put in the time and effort and we got done what we needed to get done," said junior Brady Andersen. "It feels good." "I'm just proud of these boys and I'm proud of t...
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