Anna recently shared this article on heart disease - understanding and preventing it. You can read it in full HERE or below: By Anna Kucirkova The human heart is an intriguing organ. It’s the first working organ to develop in an embryo, where it begins to pump blood at about three weeks. It’s a muscle that continuously distributes blood … [Read more...] about All about heart disease
We congratulate Bay of Plenty Rugby Union who recently used a grant to invest in 9 AEDs for their clubs around the Bay. Having these defibs available in clubs means that not only are the players safer, but so are the refs, coaches, managers, supporters and whanau who turn up to practices and games. Bay of Plenty Rugby’s Engagement and … [Read more...] about Bay of Plenty Rugby invests in 9 AEDs
Still not sure what defibrillation actually is and whether you should attempt it if you come across someone in cardiac arrest? The article below by Pacific Medical Training might help you - read it in full HERE or a segment of it below. A defibrillator is a device that sends electrical energy, or shock, to the heart. The aim of using a … [Read more...] about Types of Defibrillators
Photo: Bob Harper - Twitter The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper has spoken about his sudden cardiac arrest, saying, “I was in full cardiac arrest. My heart stopped. Not to be dramatic, but I was dead. I was on that ground dead.” “I don’t remember that day at all,” he told People magazine. “I was told I went to the gym as I always do. It was Sunday … [Read more...] about The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper talks about his sudden cardiac arrest
When we approached comedian Paul Ego about helping us to create short videos that would share the message about AEDs, cardiac arrest and CPR, he immediately said yes - his wife suffered a cardiac arrest when she was just 30 and her life was saved with the use of an AED and CPR, so he knew the importance of sharing this knowledge. If his … [Read more...] about Paul Ego’s AED saves a life DAYS after installation!
Hats off to Dot Curry who recognised the symptoms in her friend and ignored his "She'll be right" attitude, whisking him off to hospital where he was diagnosed with a heart attack, leading into sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here. Good work, Dot!! … [Read more...] about Would you be able to spot a heart attack?