cardiac arrest

A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning C.P.R. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Shows CPR, AED’s Increase Survival Chances

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows survival chances increase substantially when bystanders deliver CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive.


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Death of 13-Year-Old Athlete Prompts Closer Look at Rare Heart Conditions in Teenagers

A local cardiac surgeon says the sudden death of a 13-year-old O’Fallon, Illinois boy during basketball practice last week at school is rare, but happens more often than it should.



Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coming as a Surprise

Experts say of the 350,000 Americans that die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, about half do not have knowledge of any heart problems.


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St. Louis Flight Lands in Oklahoma After Man Dies

Flight 1274 left St. Louis around 3 p.m. Wednesday and was headed to Phoenix when the 71-year-old man fell ill.


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