Athletics

14 Year Old Athlete Saved after Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Plombières, Belgium

A young footballer, aged 14 from Pepinster, suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday during a game at Homburg near Plombiéres. A samaritan PAD, located at the sports facility, was immediately used and the boy was conscious again when transferred to the ambulance.

According to an article in Le Soir: “At the end of the game, a player from Pepinster collapsed …

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Heartsine partners with Rugby League World Cup to provide life saving legacy to local communities

HeartSine Technologies, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal and public access defibrillators, is providing 14 mobile Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Rugby League World Cup in a partnership which will ensure a life saving legacy to local communities where the teams were based during the competition.

The company, which designs, develops and manufactures AEDs in Northern Ireland, …

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Camogie Champion Urges Sports Clubs Across Ireland to Invest in Life Saving Defibrillators

Multiple All-Ireland camogie champion, Linda Mellerick, has urged sporting clubs across Ireland to invest in defibrillators, which could potentially save lives.

Linda Mellerick, who is Managing Director of GxP Systems, teamed up with Declan O’Mahoney, Chief Executive of HeartSine Technologies, to donate a defibrillator on behalf of the two companies to the camogie team at which she started her career.

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HeartSine Puts Life into World Police and Fire Games Legacy

HeartSine Technologies, the leading manufacturer of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), has made a significant donation of 45 mobile defibrillators to this year’s World Police and Fire Games.

The lifesaving defibrillators, designed, developed and manufactured at HeartSine’s headquarters in Belfast, will be located at each of the Games sporting venues during August and then donated to schools across Northern Ireland …

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Great Samaritan Awarded at Bay to Breakers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA — A survivor of sudden cardiac arrest and the great samaritan who saved his life ran the Bay to Breakers together again this year. In 2010, Ken Byk crossed the finish line and fell to the ground into cardiac arrest. At that same moment, Ruth and Andy Rogers crossed the finish line. Andy saw Ken go …

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Defibrillators coming to school

It was Pauline Burke’s worst nightmare. She watched as her son, Eoin Bloomer, then a junior at Half Moon Bay High School, was pulled out of the water by a lifeguard. He had swum three laps without taking a breath, a common drill, according to Burke. But now he wasn’t breathing. Read the original article at Half Moon …

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Belfast GAA Club Receives Lifesaving Defibrillator in Memory of its Late Inventor

A local GAA club has received a lifesaving defibrillator device in memory of the late Professor John Anderson, who was responsible for developing the world’s first portable defibrillator in Belfast.

To mark the first anniversary of Professor Anderson’s death and to commemorate his work, local companies HeartSine Technologies and Intelesens have donated the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Bredagh …

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SCA Strikes European Athletes; UK Community Responds with AED Placements

Last year there were numerous reports of seemingly healthy athletes across Europe who were felled on the field by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Take the case of Fabrice Muamba, former midfielder for the Bolton Wanderers football club in the United Kingdom, who suffered SCA during a match in March 2012. Despite his heart being stopped for a total of 78 …

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Physicians Need to Follow Student Athlete Heart Screening Guidelines

It’s tragic when a seemingly healthy student athlete is felled by an unknown heart issue. About one in 44,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes suffers sudden cardiac death each year, according to a 2011 study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

So why are so few doctors following the sudden cardiac death screening guidelines for student athletes?

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Study Shows AEDs and Early Responders Key to Survival of SCA-Stricken Marathon Runners

Early use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can dramatically improve survival of marathon runners who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), shows a study published in the October edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (Vol. 44, No. 10, pages 1843-1845).

Eighty-eight U.S. medical race directors who participated …

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