cardiac arrest

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CPR Almost Always Fails. ECPR Is a Different Story

It's called the biggest advance in cardiac arrest treatment since CPR itself

(Newser) - Dramatic TV rescues notwithstanding, the stark truth is that people who go into cardiac arrest are usually doomed. CPR is almost always futile . Defibrillators can shock a heart back to life, but only if the patient has a "shockable rhythm" to work with, writes physician Helen Ouyang in the...

After Heart Scare, LeBron's Kid Returns to Basketball

Bronny James resumes full-contact practice with USC team

(Newser) - Bronny James returned to full-contact basketball practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest in July, paving the way for the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to make his college debut with Southern California, the AP reports. "He's excited," USC coach...

Nurse Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Cardiac Arrest Training

Colleagues went to work on her instead of the mannequin

(Newser) - Andy Hoang eagerly began her first nursing job this year in New Hampshire, with a desire to specialize in cardiac care. She was excited about attending a November practice session on how to respond to someone in cardiac arrest. But as things were getting underway at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in...

Consciousness May Occur After Heart, Brain Flatline

Brain signals support idea of near-death experiences amid cardiac arrest: study

(Newser) - Their hearts and brains had flatlined. Yet as doctors tried to revive their "technically dead" patients, some of those patients were aware of what was going on. One patient recalled people placing electrodes on their chest and feeling the subsequent shock, per the National Post . Others "were able...

LeBron James' Son Suffers Cardiac Arrest

18-year-old was practicing with USC's basketball team at the time, is now recovering at hospital

(Newser) - The 18-year-old son of LeBron James—a basketball star in his own right—went into cardiac arrest Monday while practicing with his USC team, reports TMZ . Freshman Bronny James was rushed unconscious to the hospital but is now out of the ICU and in stable condition, according to the report....

It's an Emotional Reunion for Damar Hamlin

At ESPYs, Bills safety honors staff who saved his life during cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Gearing up for his return to NFL play this fall, Damar Hamlin took a moment Wednesday to honor those who saved his life when he suffered a rare cardiac arrest triggered by a hit to the chest during a Monday Night Football game in January. Appearing on stage at the...

Pain, Drawbacks of CPR Prompt a Reassessment

Procedure is much more successful on TV shows than in real life

(Newser) - CPR seems like a lifesaver, and it can be. But there are drawbacks that receive less attention, NPR reports. The trauma is serious enough to prompt nurses to refuse to perform CPR on some patients and as many as half of patients who survived after undergoing the procedure to still...

Lisa Marie Presley Hospitalized
Lisa Marie Presley
Is Dead at 54

Lisa Marie Presley Is Dead at 54

Daughter of Elvis suffered apparent cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, died Thursday at age 54, reports the AP . “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," her mother, Priscilla Presley, said in a statement. "She was the...

After Hamlin Collapsed, Radio Calls Got Intense

Emergency recordings lend insight into grave scene on the field

(Newser) - As Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin continues to heal following his collapse during an NFL game Monday night after suffering from a cardiac arrest, recordings have been released of the red-alert emergency response on the field at Cincinnati's Paycor Stadium. "I don't like how he went down"...

Stampede at Halloween Event Kills at Least 146 in Seoul

150 are reported injured after crowd surge during festivities on narrow street

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated throughout with the latest death toll and new details. At least 146 people were killed and 150 more injured when they were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities Saturday night in Seoul, South Korean officials said....

Teen Has Heart Attack After Massive Horse Kick

'I'm not going to die today' a determined 16-year-old Dalton Bruton thought

(Newser) - For 16-year-old Dalton Bruton, being around horses has always been a "calming experience." Not so much last week, when the Oklahoma teen got kicked so hard by one that he ended up having a heart attack. KFOR reports on the May 19 incident on the horse farm owned...

Soccer Player Home From Hospital After Field Collapse

Denmark's Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

(Newser) - Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital on Friday and immediately went to visit his Denmark teammates nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a European Championship match. The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that Eriksen was released from the Rigshospitalet in central Copenhagen after a successful operation....

Doctor: Player Who Collapsed on Field 'Was Gone'

Denmark's Christian Eriksen 'was gone,' team physician says

(Newser) - Denmark's team doctor said Sunday that a player's heart stopped and that "he was gone" before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy...

He Mowed Too Close to Killer Bees: 'He Was Just Covered'

Thomas Hicks dies in rare fatal bee attack in West Texas

(Newser) - A West Texas woman says she lost the "love of my life" Monday in an attack by angry bees. Thomas Hicks, 70, suffered cardiac arrest after he was repeatedly stung while mowing his yard in Breckenridge, about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. His widow, Zoni, says she made...

DMX's Family Asks for Prayers
Family of DMX:
We Need Your Prayers

Family of DMX: We Need Your Prayers

Rapper, 50, remains in 'vegetative state' after heart attack

(Newser) - Monday brings no reports of a medical rebound for rapper DMX. Instead, the family of the 50-year-old rapper is asking for prayers, reports People . DMX remains in what his former manager tells BuzzFeed is a "vegetative state" in White Plains Hospital after going into cardiac arrest on Friday night....

Fred Willard's Cause of Death Revealed

Actor died of cardiac arrest at age 86

(Newser) - Comedic acting great Fred Willard died of cardiac arrest. That's according to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ . It lists the immediate cause of death as cardiac arrest, with myelodysplastic syndrome and coronary artery disease identified as underlying causes. Willard died at 6:45pm on May 15 and has...

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Plane Takes Off From LAX

Janice Xu is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest on flight from LA to Seattle

(Newser) - A young girl was pronounced dead Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after she suffered an apparent cardiac arrest on her Delta Air Lines flight that had just taken off for Seattle, forcing the plane to return due to the medical emergency, CBS News reports. CBS Los Angeles notes the...

Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours. She's Fine

Audrey Schoeman survived remarkably long cardiac arrest thanks to cold weather

(Newser) - Her heart may have stopped beating for as long as six hours. But Audrey Schoeman is perfectly fine, thank you very much. "It's like a miracle except that it's all because of the doctors," says the 34-year-old Brit from Barcelona, who suffered the longest cardiac arrest...

Miss Teen Universe Winner Dead at Age 20

Lotte van der Zee appeared to be in good health

(Newser) - A former Miss Teen Universe has died after suffering a totally unexpected heart attack two weeks ago, People reports. Lotte van der Zee was hospitalized and suffered organ failure before her death Wednesday at age 20. "Our pearl, our everything passed away on Wednesday evening March 6th at 22:...

Hugh Hefner's Cause of Death Revealed

E. coli infection, blood infection contributed to his death from cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner's death certificate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, obtained by the Blast , reveals his official cause of death: The Playboy founder contracted the blood infection septicemia and a form of E. coli that was "highly resistant to antibiotics," and he ultimately died...

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