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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...

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News

Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Academy January 15, 2020

Texas-CARES in partnership with Penn Medicine’s TTM Academy present:  “Optimizing Cardiac Arrest Survival with State-of-the-Art Post-Arrest Care”. When: January 15th, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where: MD Anderson Simulation Center, Houston, TX What: Didactic and Hands-On...

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....

CPR LifeLinks Training & Outreach

McGovern Med at UTHealth Emergency Medicine Department Chair, Ben Bobrow, and Director of Implementation Science, Micah Panczyk, teamed up on October 14 with a host of resuscitation experts at EMS World Expo to produce a first-of-its-kind: a hands-on High-Performance...

Texas-CARES receives HeartRescue United States Grant

Texas-CARES has been awarded a 2019-2020 HeartRescue United States supplemental grant of nearly $30,000 to support efforts to expand the registry and to optimize 9-1-1 and EMS care in Texas. HeartRescue United States, funded by Medtronic Corporation, is a consortium...

Learn Chest-Compression CPR

When a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating, often without warning. OHCA can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Though the vast majority of patients die, early bystander chest compressions and early Automated External Defibrillation...

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