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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest, also called sudden cardiac death, describes the sudden occurrence of fatal cardiac arrhythmias. Typically in people without any known heart condition. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest is known to occur more frequently in athletes, especially …



Chest Compression Playlist

Germany is currently celebrating “Resuscitation Week”, raising awareness about the life saving steps in case of a cardiac arrest. A person dies from cardiac arrest every 2 minutes. The initiative under the patronage of the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (ministry for …



Abdelhak Nouri

It took them a year to admit that the medical care provided on the field was inadequate. The consequences for then 20-year old Abdelhak Nouri were catastrophic: two days after being resuscitated during a test match in 2017, neurologists declared …



CPR Training Does More Than Just Save Lives

I am not very good at writing and sometimes I regret that lack. But then there are people like Christine Rosen, who have that talent and put into words what I think and eleven in when it comes to CPR.



CPR saves a life

I do not want to experience something like this myself, but congratulations to the instructor who prepared his students so well that they saved his life. First Aid instructor who collapsed during lesson saved by his own trainees. And hats …



Insufficient First Aid Awareness in Switzerland

Sadly, the story of the man who collapsed and died in a Valora kiosk at a train station in Switzerland is just the top of the iceberg. Marcel Schättin of the Interverband Rettungswesen summaries what I’ve noticed here very often: …



First Aiders Hesitant to Resuscitate

According to a recent publication of the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin DGAI), only one third of by-standers dare to start CPR on a person in cardiac arrest. And those numbers …



A Breathtaking Picnic App

Today I want to introduce an app for your children: it was developed for the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC), a non-profit scientific association. For many years, the IRC has been promoting the importance of CPR in cardiorespiratory emergencies. One of …



Lindsay’s Law

I “met” Lindsay Davis on Twitter when interacting with fellow medical professional discussing sudden cardiac arrest. Lindsay is a former Miss Ohio and was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 17 following several episodes of collapsing when training for what …



Women Less Likely to Receive CPR

We are involved in an interesting discussion on Twitter today and just have to share it. According to a study published by the European Society of Cardiology in March this year, women less likely to receive basic life support for …