It is possible that a lot has changed since you learned CPR, and the people at the American Heart Association are using National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spread the word.
For seven minutes and 16 seconds last Tuesday, a 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse to begin CPR on 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless.
Controversy has sparked over whether CPR would have saved the life of an 87-year in California.
It’s a heart condition with no warning signs — not even chest pains — but it can quickly escalate into a medical emergency, even death.
It’s been a remarkable year for KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. Last Nov. 20, while out running with friends, she collapsed on the street – a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. We’ve shared the story of the strangers who stepped in and saved her life.
A 10-year-old girl from Hampton who learned CPR in a babysitting class never dreamed she would put it to use so soon. Brooke Hathhorn was visiting relatives in Wisconsin when her 4-year-old cousin Noah fell into a swimming pool at a water park.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This week is CPR Awareness Week and organizations like the American Heart Association and the Red Cross are encouraging people to get certified.
It has been estimated that only five percent of patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest survive. On Friday, one of the lucky ones had a chance to meet the men and women who saved his life.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It’s what almost claimed the life of KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. But, she is alive in part to the quick action of some passers-by who performed CPR.
A landscape worker was working in downtown Pittsburgh when he suffered a heart attack. Jimmy Koville was cutting grass in Gateway Center near the Citizens Bank when he collapsed behind the bushes.
During KDKA-TV’s 5 p.m. newscast on Nov. 3, Donna Fryer was watching a story on how to give CPR. Little did she know that she would use what she learned in that story just six days later.
For people whose hearts stop, bystander CPR is done in only one in three instances and only half the time it’s done right.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is what almost claimed the life of KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. But she is alive thanks in part to the quick action of friends and some passerby’s who performed CPR.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
West Penn Allegheny’s STAR Center is providing free CPR and AED training in honor of Heart Health Month, which is next month.