sudden cardiac arrest

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.

Undiagnosed heart condition 'AFib' may be common

Continuous long-term monitoring led to diagnosis in 1 out of 3 high-risk adults.

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It's about a heartbeat

Life has new meaning for Mark Hansen after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in northern Michigan.

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'By the grace of God'

When little Mary Chittle's heart stopped, a team of doctors, nurses and prayer warriors joined forces to get it beating again.

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‘Just a lucky guy’

After treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, James Gilleland says he feels better than he has in 20 years.

ATMs, coffee shops ideal spots for heart defibrillators

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

‘The very definition of a miracle’

Quick action by Peter Lombardo’s teachers saved the 17-year-old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

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‘No oxygen, no heartbeat, no nothing’

An athletic trainer recognizes sudden cardiac arrest and saves a college athlete’s life.

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Three men and a gym: Comeback stories

Heart trouble dealt knockout punches to three men who frequent the same gym. Each time, quick action saved lives.

What does it mean to be big-hearted?

In medical terms, it can lead to chest pain and an abnormal heart rhythm, among other symptoms.