A 14-year old boy, Kamarr Scott, died after collapsing on a track field at his school. He may have have been saved had an AED been used by staff.

A Jacksonville, Florida high school sophomore has died from what doctors are calling sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while he was working out in the weight room of Fleming Island High School. Ben Johnson was a beloved football and basketball player, and a highly respected student, according to the outpouring of love on the school’s social…

When a young student athlete collapses and dies from an unknown medical condition, it is a shock to their family, friends, the athletic staff and fellow teammates, and the community at large. And sadly, it is becoming more familiar. About 1 in 90 student athletes in the U.S. will suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest during…

Gwinnett County teen Michael Jones passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 29th, 2017 on a soccer field in Duluth, GA. Jones was reportedly playing in a scrimmage game with his recreational soccer team when he suddenly collapsed due to cardiac arrest. At least one coach from the Atlanta Fire United Club, the club…

Nearly 300,000 Americans collapse each year when their hearts stop pumping in a normal rhythm. Without immediate medical attention, they are at risk of death from cardiac arrest. Automated external defibrillators (AED’s) are portable devices used to treat heart arrhythmia by shocking the heart back into a normal rhythm. An AED offers the best chance…

Significant advances in AED technology during the last 20 years have led to a new wave of small, portable defibrillators being developed. A Wall Street Journal article in 1996 stated, in part, that manufacturers of these automatic external defibrillators envision a day not far off when AEDs will be as common as fire extinguishers. With…

Statistics show that over 250,000 people die each year from heart attacks outside of hospitals. Many residents of West Palm Beach have elderly family members or are elderly themselves, and are therefore more susceptible to heart attacks than the general population. Those who survive public heart attacks often have their life saved by an AED…

If you suffer a heart attack in a public place, an AED may be the best chance of saving your life. But, what if the AED has no batteries? A new study of 1,150 deaths related to AED failure has found than almost one-quarter of these deaths are caused by battery problems. The study conducted…

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