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cardiac arrest

Study: Women less likely to receive CPR

Woefully inaccurate notions about women may explain why some folks are prone to inaction when an ailing woman needs lifesaving chest compressions.

Patient Story

‘One person can really make a difference’

It seemed like the perfect day for a run. It ended with an off-duty nurse saving a jogger’s life.

Today’s go-go world too much for too many hearts

Our fast-paced, 'always-on' world causes increased psycho-social stress and, possibly, an increase in the likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest.

Patient Story

‘We had to help you’

When a retiree collapsed at the gym, two bystanders jumped in to help save him.

Lipoprotein(a): What is it and should yours be checked?

If you have a family history of heart disease, talk with your doctor about this little-known type of cholesterol.

Patient Story

‘Living my worst nightmare’

Lisa Cardillo went from an active mom to a heart attack patient ‘in the blink of an eye.’

Study: AED access ups survival odds

Cardiac arrest victims are twice as likely to recover if a bystander is able to shock their hearts back into rhythm.

Patient Story

‘It’s not your time’

About 1 in 20 people survive sudden cardiac arrest at home. Amber Ciesielski, 32, survived—but she now faces a rare heart condition.

Does sex really trigger cardiac arrests?

Patients with heart problems should know that the risk is slight.

Patient Story

A heart for the diamond

Surgery and a steely resolve helped Howie Glupker, 76, put his heart attack behind him and the softball field ahead.

ATMs, coffee shops ideal spots for heart defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims.

2 signs there’s a heart attack in your future

Heeding these warnings could save your life or the life of a loved one.