cardiac arrest http://kplu.org en College athletes urged to get high-tech heart test http://kplu.org/post/college-athletes-urged-get-high-tech-heart-test <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College and high school athletes are typically in top physical shape. Except a few have an invisible heart condition that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, where they drop dead on the court or field.</span></p><p>A new study by a group of physicians led by a team doctor for the University of Washington Huskies recommends all student athletes get a high-tech heart scan called an electrocardiogram, or EKG.</p><p>The catch is their doctors probably need additional training. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:24:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8510 at http://kplu.org College athletes urged to get high-tech heart test Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts http://kplu.org/post/dispatchers-cpr-coaching-saves-lives-when-every-minute-counts Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live; some American cities have survival rates five times higher than others. One difference can be 911 dispatchers.<p>If they coach someone over the phone to give CPR, the chance of surviving goes up. There's now a push to make it universal, but some cities are slow to implement the necessary training.<p>Becky Cole was eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she collapsed against the bathroom door. Fri, 25 May 2012 14:54:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5104 at http://kplu.org Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW? http://kplu.org/post/why-are-odds-surviving-heart-attack-better-nw <p>In 1974, CBS’ 60 Minutes declared Seattle was the best place in the world to suffer a heart attack. Nearly forty years later, the reputation persists – and experts are still claiming Seattle is tops in saving victims of cardiac arrest.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-seattle-such-great-place-have-heart-attack">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4300 at http://kplu.org Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW? You're part of a cardiac arrest experiment in King, like it or not http://kplu.org/post/youre-part-cardiac-arrest-experiment-king-county-whether-you-it-or-not <p>If your heart stops beating and you&rsquo;re treated by paramedics in the next few years, which treatment you get may depend on a coin flip. Once again, King County residents are part of&nbsp; a <a href="https://roc.uwctc.org/tiki/roc-public-home">national study of how best to resuscitate someone from cardiac arrest</a>.</p><p>A coin flip sounds pretty random &ndash; and that&rsquo;s actually on purpose.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:40:21 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3944 at http://kplu.org If your heart stops, be in Seattle (but help's coming for the rest) http://kplu.org/post/if-your-heart-stops-be-seattle-helps-coming-rest <p>If your heart suddenly stops beating, your chances of getting revived are better in King County than in the rest of Washington.</p><p>The Seattle area has one of the highest survival rates from cardiac arrest in the country. Now, a new campaign in Washington aims to boost survival from cardiac arrest by 50-percent in the rest of the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:21:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 898 at http://kplu.org If your heart stops, be in Seattle (but help's coming for the rest)