Forward Hearts

HeartSine Defibrillator Stored in Local Athletic Club Saves Life of Irish Woman

Anne Hanks of Rathvilly, Ireland recently experienced a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) while at home. Within minutes of Hanks collapsing and losing consciousness, her son-in-law and neighbor began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while her daughter ran to the nearby GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Club to retrieve its HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Soon after, Hanks’ daughter returned with the defibrillator and …

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Taunton, Massachusetts Middle School Receives AED from Student Saved after Sudden Cardiac Arrest

When Nurse Bernadette Bagni was summoned to a departing bus at Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School to assist a student who became unconscious, she didn’t anticipate the severity of the need for help.  Immediately upon seeing 12-year old Brooke Conlon slumped in her seat, she recognized the signs of sudden cardiac arrest.  As a certified CPR instructor, Bagni knew to …

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Redlands Businesses to Benefit from AED Donated on Behalf of Man Saved at Anytime Fitness in Riverside

As a result of a recommendation by a responder who saved a man’s life using CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), the Flamingo Cocktail Bar in Redlands, CA, as well as other nearby businesses, will have access to a HeartSine AED.  The donation is part of HeartSine’s Forward Hearts program that enables a saved person or his/her responder to …

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Local Vancouver Ski Area to Receive Donation of HeartSine AED after Life-Saving Event at Sterling Crane

Thanks to a young, CPR-trained mechanic, a crane operator at Sterling Crane has survived a sudden cardiac arrest, enabling a HeartSine® samaritan® public access defibrillator (PAD) to be donated to the Mount Cain ski area in Vancouver Island, Canada.

HeartSine, a world leader in defibrillators for public access and non professional use, and its Authorized Distributor Rescue 7, are making the …

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Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School Presented with Public Access Defibrillator

The County of Lambton, HeartSine, and Rescue 7 are partnering together to present a Public Access Defibrillator to a local high school in recognition of a life saved through the use of the device last fall. Read the original press release.

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AED Donation is Survivor’s Heartfelt Thanks to Raider’s Youth Organization

Last fall, longtime Bethlehem resident Lee “Butch” Martin suffered a heart attack while attending a Liberty High School football game to watch his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Marakovits, cheer for the Bethlehem Youth Raiders squad.

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Firesteel Healthcare Center to Receive AED Donation as Part of HeartSine’s Forward Hearts Program

To celebrate and recognize life-saving events, HeartSine® has started the new Forward Hearts program which allows individuals or their families who have survived a sudden cardiac arrest event, to give a HeartSine donated samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator to the charity or organization of their choice.

The most recent donation given through …

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Speed Matters in Tennis and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The late American tennis player Eugene Scott once said: “Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes.” For one man, it was this kind of agility from another player that saved his life.

Recently, Dr. Alan “Rico” Rich, a 72-year-old retired ophthalmologist, was ready for another day of tennis at Grasslands Golf and Country …

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