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SCA Story

Part I: “Dad’s Breathing Funny”

In Part One of our three-part series, we learn how one man’s ordinary evening became the first day of his “second life.” Many wrongly assume that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a heart attack, incorrectly associating it with lifestyle and behavior traits like a poor diet and lack of exercise. Others don’t know what to …

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Avive Adds Dr. Fred St. Goar to Medical Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 1, 2019) – Avive Solutions, Inc. (“Avive” or the “Company”), a leading developer of a next-generation Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) addressing the global public health issue of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (“SCA”), today announced that Dr. Fred St. Goar has joined the Company’s Medical Advisory Board. He is known as an …

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Recent SCA & AED Studies Validate Shaquille O’Neal’s Awareness Campaign

People have increased chances of surviving an exercise-induced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) if it occurs in a sports arena than outside of a sports arena, according to a recent study published in the journal Plos One. Researchers recruited participants from Sweden for the study and set out to establish the association and differences between cardiac arrests suffered in …

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AEDs in Fitness Facilities Save 9 out of 10 Victims

In an 18-year study published in the European Society of Cardiology Congress, physicians estimate that the probability of having a fatal arrhythmia is three-times higher in athletes than non-athletes – underscoring the need for fitness clubs to have AEDs within their premises. “Progetto Vita (Project Life) evaluated the impact of AED purchase by amateur sports …

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AEDs Save Lives – We Just Need More of Them

In a cardiac arrest, timely intervention is crucial. In an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), survival rates correlate directly to the speed at which appropriate intervention is delivered[i], and the average survival rates (to discharge from hospital) are, accounting for the many variables in a cardiac arrest, less than 10%[ii]. Initiatives like Take Heart America which …

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Telephone CPR: 911 Operators & Dispatch-assisted CPR

Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Saves Lives in an Emergency You just finished shopping for groceries on a routine Saturday. It’s nice out, and your mind is far from your workplace stresses. Then, right in front of you, another shopper collapses as they’re packing their car. You walk over to check on her, unsure of what specifically to …

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Sex and the Heart

Understanding the disparity in CPR response rates between men and woman. Female Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims are Less Likely to Survive than Men ​Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) indiscriminately takes the lives of over 356,000 people a year (1), approximately 43% of whom are women (2). While often “structural heart problems” such as coronary artery disease …

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We Support California AB 379

Revive Solutions wholeheartedly supports California’s Assembly Bill 379. AB 379 would require the same protocols used for concussions in youth and high school sports to apply to when a youth athlete appears to be suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) related symptoms.   Every year in the United States, over 10,000 children die of SCA. …

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Pinch Hitting with a Defibrillator

The Importance of How AED Manufacturers Test Usability with Human Factors Testing As you board an airplane, instantly the flight attendant rushes over, shouting, “Hey, it’s an emergency! The pilot didn’t show up today so we need you to fly the plane!” He grabs you and drags you into the cockpit, where a baffling array …

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SCA Story

Be Like Bill: Step in to Save a Life

How a Man in the Wrong Place at the Right Time “Jumped in and Acted” Indiana native Jeff Utzinger has experienced the precious and fleeting reality of life firsthand. For this 48-year-old father of three, there was a high likelihood that Jeff should have been one of 350,000 Americans who dies of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every …

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Lasting Inspiration

How One Woman Built a New Generation of Life-Savers Many people occasionally volunteer, perhaps for a loved one’s sports league or by making the occasional donation to a worthwhile cause. Few, however, make it their life’s mission to help and inspire others, as is the case with Allison Gingold. ​ Allison was born into philanthropy. …

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AED Programs Need an Overhaul

  Lockport Illinois woman Sued Retail Giant Amazon As reported in the Chicago Tribune, a Lockport Illinois woman is suing retail giant Amazon due to the January 23, 2017 death of her husband. Linda Becker claims her husband, Thomas Becker, died as a result of numerous delays during the attempted rescue of her husband. Furthermore, …

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