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On August 17, 2008, I participated in the Danskin Triathlon in Seattle and experienced sudden cardiac arrest during the swimming portion. About 20 yards from shore, I hung on to a man’s kayak for a minute and then let go and sunk to the bottom of Lake Washington. Two volunteer rescue divers got me on […]
I was struck with SCA on September 11, 2002. My heart went into VF and I dropped in my driveway. Our daughter called to see what we were doing at about the same time. My wife checked on me and screamed… call 911! The local police scanner picked up on the 911 call and was […]
Story courtesy of the Herald Sun A Melbourne mother of three who was left brain dead for up to 12 minutes after collapsing in front of her young family has astounded doctors by walking away from the cardiac arrest with no brain damage. But Monash Heart doctors say while the odds were stacked high against […]
Forty-eight-year-old musician Michael Larsen was having Christmas dinner with a friend last December when he started to feel sweaty and out of breath. Suddenly, he felt thumping in his chest (his defibrillator had gone off ). “There was this terrible pounding. It was terrifying,” he says now. Larsen was rushed to the nearest hospital and […]
Butch Gibbs can tell you that, with a little effort, big things can be done in small town America. In 2003 Butch and his wife Susie, a registered nurse, applied for a grant from a federal agency that helps small, rural towns get necessary emergency medical equipment. As a result, their town of Humeston, Iowa—population […]
My SCA happened on Feb. 2, 2007 so I am essentially 4 yrs old. It happened when I was driving home from dinner at Racine’s in Denver, CO. I was stopped at a stoplight on 8th and Galapago. When the light turned green, I passed out in my driver’s seat from SCA. The person in […]
Life, Death, and the Space Between – My experience with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. On March 1, 2011, at the age of 42, I was about 20 min. into a routine two-hour run around Lake Merritt in Oakland when I collapsed from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (V-Fib). To my fortune, there was a runner, Andy Hill, who […]
I was a newlywed of eleven days, reporting to work for the third day in a new position with the Vail Valley Partnership. I was 27 years old, trying to maintain a professional career and a balanced, healthy lifestyle while having fun and living life to the fullest in the extraordinary Rocky Mountains of Colorado. […]
Starting Hearts has two types of classes for members of the community. businesses and schools to sign up for, CPR/Defib and Call.Push.Skock.
The Heart Rod is a CPR/DEFIB classroom on wheels in which we travel all over the country to help train and inform people about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.