Cardiac Arrest

A woman performs chest compressions on a mannequin while learning CPR. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Researchers: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Saving Lives

It turns out a children’s song may be a lifesaver when it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Researchers at UT Southwestern are using a nursery rhyme to help local fire departments improve how they perform CPR.

06/29/2012

Marla Sewell, 42, was minutes away from dying after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Doctors Warn Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Athletic, healthy, fit –– sudden cardiac arrest often picks the least likely victims. Just ask Marla Sewell.

06/26/2012

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North Texas Mom Continues Push For Defibrillators

There is proof defibrillators can help save lives and one North Texas mom has worked hard to make sure every school has a device. Her charitable quest is being done in memory of her daughter.

09/21/2011

An Intensive Care Unit patient is comforted by her daughter. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Nation’s No. 1 Killer, Heart Disease, Can Sneak Up On Women

Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss. It’s part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men.

07/04/2011

A toilet plunger. (credit: AP)

Toilet Plunger Rescue Leads To New CPR Procedure

The lowly bathroom plunger and a quick-thinking teenager may get the credit for a new CPR procedure. It’s called Active Compression-Decompression or ‘suction cup’ CPR.

CBSDFW.COM–01/24/2011

New CPR Study Says Hands-Only

Another study has been published showing that CPR can be done without mouth-to-mouth breathing.

10/06/2010