sudden cardiac arrest http://kplu.org en Confirmation: Pressing the chest saves lives http://kplu.org/post/confirmation-pressing-chest-saves-lives <p>Focus on your hands.&nbsp;</p><p>That underlying message is getting reinforcement from new research on how to save someone who has a sudden heart attack. Victims who get CPR that emphasizes chest compressions have a survival rate that&#39;s nearly double those who get older types of CPR, according to a study from King County.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:50:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4624 at http://kplu.org Confirmation: Pressing the chest saves lives Effort grows to check young hearts for early signs of cardiac arrest http://kplu.org/post/effort-grows-check-young-hearts-early-signs-cardiac-arrest <p>A local mom whose teenage son died from sudden cardiac arrest is pushing to make sure the tragedy doesn&rsquo;t happen to other families. She&#39;s part of an effort to check young people across the state for undetected heart conditions. <a href="http://district.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=231280&amp;sessionid=c1cd20c72314f2b2d56589b0b09cfb31">Its largest screening to date is this Wednesday</a>, June 1st, at Garfield High School in Seattle.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 May 2011 14:05:34 +0000 Charla Bear 1695 at http://kplu.org Effort grows to check young hearts for early signs of cardiac arrest