Swimming is great exercise for the entire family. Here are five tips for making sure everyone is safe at the pool this summer.
Rescuing someone with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is much easier than you think. Follow the simple steps in this video.
A Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that many Americans are surprisingly ill-prepared to deal with heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Explore survey highlights in this infographic.
Learn how to recognize and prevent silent heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest and other heart disorders. Get tips on heart-healthy eating (plus recipes). And discover the right way to do CPR.
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You’ve seen it on TV. Someone’s heart stops. The ER team shouts “Clear!” One shock from the the paddles, and all’s well. But what happens in real life is often quite different.
Death and dying are taboo subjects in our culture. But it’s vital to discuss your end of life wishes with those you love. Some people care more about the quality of life, while others care more about the quantity of remaining days.
Two studies find that bystander involvement improves survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients
Now, “citizen responders” alerted to nearby sudden cardiac arrests can rush to the victim’s side with an automated external defibrillator to restore heart rhythm and save their life.
When it’s hot, we run for water, craving a cool swim or time on a boat. Every Fourth of July, beaches fill with people and sailboat masts dot the horizon. But along with water, comes drowning, the second leading cause of accidental deaths for people 15 to 44 years old. Sadly, most people drown within … Read More