We Need a Country-Sized AED!

We need a country-sized automated external defibrillator (AED) right now. An AED is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest. If needed, it delivers a lifesaving shock. If we hooked one up to this nation, the machine would run its diagnostics (like it always does) and probably...

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Simon’s Heart Begins Executive Search

Today, Darren Sudman, announced that he will stepping down from the day to day operations at Simon’s Heart this year. Darren and his wife, Phyllis, co-founded the organization fifteen years ago following the sudden and unexpected death of their son, Simon. Over the last eight years, Darren has served as...

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A Simon’s Heart Primer

Thank you for wanting to learn more about Simon’s Heart. Our organization is approaching its second decade, so there’s a lot to share. Curious about our impact? We hope that the narrative below provides insight into who we are, why we got started, and what we hope to accomplish. For...

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AHA Report on ECG Screening Drops the Ball

Screen Across America is a consortium of organizations that provide youth heart screenings in the United States. The group includes integrated health care systems, hospitals, universities, private medical practices, businesses and foundations. Based on our experiences in screening hundreds of thousands of children, and changing thousands of lives, we believe...

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Dead Man Floating

Last week, I flew from Philadelphia to Nashville to Raleigh to Tampa to Philadelphia. I met with lawmakers about the sudden cardiac arrest prevention act. We found lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina to sponsor the bill. We’re pretty excited. I heard airline attendants on four separate occasions tell us...

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Student-Athletes Receive Free Heart Screenings

KABB Fox San Antonio – August 14, 2011 One family hopes its heartbreak can prevent others from losing an active teen to sudden cardiac death. It’s free and it’s fast.  “Our goal is to be faster than Starbucks,” says cardiologist Dr. George Rodgers.  It’s painless and non-invasive — high-tech heart...

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Hospital to Start Free Heart Screenings for HS Athletes

The Miami Children’s Hospital Program starts soon By Diana Gonzalez |  Friday, Jul 29, 2011 Carolina Richardson just started as a dancer at Florida International University, and she was at Miami Children’s Hospital on Friday getting an EKG as part of her physical for college athletics. Richardson had a disease...

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Is it possible that cats receive better health care than our children?

I took my cat to the veterinary today to have his teeth cleaned (yeah what of it) and an amazing thing happened while reading the informative pamphlet regarding the dental package.  At the Ardmore Animal Hospital, they complete a physical examination on the morning of the scheduled procedure.  From the...

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