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Category: Kickstart My Heart

AEDs – A Shocking Shortage

AED’s are not there… One of the most comprehensive series of stories and articles on the challenges of getting AEDs to sudden cardiac arrest victims was recently released by Scripps Media, along with its broadcast stations, newspapers, and digital news outlets around the country. Scripps launched this comprehensive project aimed at increasing the chance of […]

Broomfield-based Play With Heart aims to keep young athletes’ hearts beating strong

A drive to place AEDs in schools and public places By Megan Quinn   BROOMFIELD — — On the table in front of him, Richard Perse shuffled a stack of newspaper clippings and stories from magazines. The faces of young athletes who have died from sudden cardiac arrest — or narrowly survived the traumatic situation […]

The Facts About ’Fibs

The Push Is On To Get Automated External Defibrillators In Every Rink In The Country. It can happen on the ice or in the stands; waiting at the snack bar during a Peewee game or sitting on the bench during a late-night adult Rec league. Heart attacks don’t happen often at an ice rink, but […]

15 Year Old Hockey Player Saved!

A simple piece of medical equipment at your child’s sporting event could save his or her life. On “The Early Show” CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared the story of how an automated external defibrillator prevented a tragedy for a Massachusetts family. 15-year-old Tyler Symes was doing what he loved – playing hockey […]