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  • 1. Cardiac Arrest... Cardiac Arrest. ... About Cardiac Arrest. Cardiac arrest is a serious cardiac event that is often confused with heart attack, but there is a difference. ...

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  • 2. Carla Leonard: "That AED Saved My Life"... She went into sudden cardiac arrest. ... I was overwhelmed the first time I went to a national event to tell my story, she said, through tears. ...

    www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacArrest/Carla Leonard-That-AED-Saved-My-Life_UCM_427545_Article.jsp

  • 3. AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR ...... his grandfather, who died from a sudden cardiac arrest. ... and help prevent sudden cardiac death.. ... Heart Association News Stories American Heart ...

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  • 4. Affordable Care Act linked to fewer cardiac arrests - News on ...... or reprint from these stories in any ... Obamacare Linked To Fewer Cardiac Arrests HOME | June ... through Medicaid ― rates of cardiac arrest fell 17 ...

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  • 5. After 5 years, cardiac arrest survivor finds her rescuer - News ...... these stories very often.. If you have questions or comments about this story, please email editor@heart.org. May 22nd, 2018|Cardiac Arrest, CPR ...

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  • 6. Scientists unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors ...... than 356,000 sudden cardiac arrests happen outside ... unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors. ... Association News Stories American Heart ...

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  • 7. New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children ...... shift includes preventing cardiac arrests and improving ... issued for treating cardiac arrest in children ... Heart Association News Stories American Heart ...

    news.heart.org/new-guidance-issued-for-treating-cardiac-ar est-in-children-with-heart-disease/

  • 8. Motivational speaker suffers cardiac arrest, turns 'power of one ...... of those experiencing sudden cardiac arrests outside a ... or reprint from these stories in any ... Motivational speaker suffers cardiac arrest, turns 'power ...

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  • 9. Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low ...... suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests survive. ... activity as a sudden cardiac arrest trigger was ... Scientific Sessions 2017 news stories. November 12th ...

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  • 10. Cardiac arrest stopped this half marathon runner mid-stride ...... to run her first half marathon since her cardiac arrest. ... Read more Stories From the Heart. ... have questions or comments about this story, please email ...

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