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Kids’ Hearts Stop Too: How Can We Save Them?

| February 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Kids’ Hearts Stop Too: How Can We Save Them?

A heart stops. Yourself, your partner, your parent, or even your child collapses. A person in the crowd administers CPR.  An ambulance is called. If you are lucky, there is an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) nearby and someone thinks to use it. There is no question that CPR saves lives, but AEDs save more lives […]

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When a Child’s Heart Stops, Long QT Syndrome May be the Cause

| November 12, 2013 | 5 Comments
When a Child’s Heart Stops, Long QT Syndrome May be the Cause

On August 10th, 1995, Jillian Janiel rode her bike home after spending the night at a friend’s house. She was greeted by neighbours with grim faces when she pedaled into the driveway. Her 14-year old brother had collapsed after being awoken by his alarm clock. He was, they explained, gone to the hospital via ambulance. […]

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