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Survivor Stories

Survivor Story: Father John Price

Friends, I died from ventricular fibrillation Thursday. Happily, I was in a place where there was an automated electronic defibrillator -AED- and people who were trained in its use. One friend pounced on me to do CPR until the AED could be brought to bear on me. She...

Survivor Story: Scott Corron

A few short years ago, Scott Corron suffered sudden cardiac arrest at a spin studio. His 12-year-old daughter was there. She was doing homework in the lobby. She was naturally frightened – she had no idea what was happening. “There was my dad on the floor,” she said....

Survivor Story: Kristen Walenga

"I went into sudden cardiac arrest on the morning of Saturday, August 24, 2019. My husband was at work and I was home with my four children, Nate (9), Sam (11), Rose(14), and Eddie (15). I was in the kitchen making breakfast for my kids before our day of youth...

Survivor Story: Jerry Rasmussen

Jerry Rasmussen was running in his fifth marathon when his heart suddenly failed. Swift action by bystanders, first responders and a bike team carrying a defibrillator saved his life. It was the 2010 Chevron Houston Marathon. Rasmussen, then 46, had been named Bay...

Survivor Story: Gene Velasquez

    Gene Velasquez, 55, collapsed while running at Memorial Park in June of last year when he suffered a heart attack and was in cardiac arrest. Mr. Velasquez spent the following five days in a coma. A good Samaritan gave him CPR and put him in an ambulance,...

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State-of-the-Art Cardiac Resuscitation Symposium

The Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) and Penn Medicine TTM Academy present: State-of-the-Art Cardiac Resuscitation: From BLS to ECMO to Post-Arrest Care   Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem that...

CARES Data Summary Report 2021

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death from which we can save many lives with simple, life-saving therapies like bystander CPR and AED use. The first step is accurately tracking the incidence of OHCA and outcomes in communities, which is...

Survivor Story: Gene Velasquez

    Gene Velasquez, 55, collapsed while running at Memorial Park in June of last year when he suffered a heart attack and was in cardiac arrest. Mr. Velasquez spent the following five days in a coma. A good Samaritan gave him CPR and put him in an ambulance,...

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