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Cardiac Arrest on the Ski Chairlift

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere — including the ski chairlift. Hear Cassidy’s story of how she suffered and survived cardiac arrest on the slopes.

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Mary Newman Shares Her SCA Story: Challenges & Inspiration

A founding member of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, and instrumental in the development of both the “Chain of Survival” and the “Call Push Shock” movement, Mary Newman has focused her career on raising awareness about the prevention and treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Mary speaks about the heartbreaking challenges and sources of inspiration …

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Legislative Victory for the Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Dominic Murray’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Story Avive Solutions Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) refers to a condition in which the heart stops pumping blood abruptly due to a disruption in the heart’s electrical rhythm. Without a proper heartbeat, SCA disables the flow of blood to vital organs, including the brain, and causes death within minutes.  What many …

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Save in Chik-fil-A

Ed Kosiec was training for his fourth marathon, in the best shape of his life, when he experienced Sudden Cardiac Arrest while at Chik-fil-A. Fortunately for Ed Kosiec, 18 year-old Sarah was cooking fries in the kitchen when he collapsed that day.

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Cardiac Arrest Rescue on a Plane

Dr. Allison Dupont, an interventional cardiologist in north Georgia, reflects on her experience responding to a cardiac arrest emergency on a plane during a flight.

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Fighting for Tanner with School AED Laws

Rhonda Harrill has worked relentlessly to protect kids in Tennessee from Sudden Cardiac Arrest with impressive legislative victories. After losing her son Tanner to SCA while playing basketball, Rhonda became an advocate for preparing schools to save lives from cardiac arrest, the #1 cause of death among student athletes.

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Office Colleagues Save a Life

When Katrysha collapsed at work, her quick-thinking colleagues performed CPR. But there was no AED in the building to restart her heart. Hear how she survived!

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Students Save Classmate with CPR and AED

When Chibuzo Ikonta, a sophmore on the Valencia High School Basketball team, suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness at practice after school, his peers sprang into action. Valencia High School has a unique Medical Science Academy that prepares students not only for careers but emergencies just like this by certifying them all in CPR and AED …

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