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North Mankato (MN) Responders Honored for Saving Man’s Life

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Three officers, two paramedics and an EMT are credited with saving the life of 68-year-old Bob Homer, who was found unconscious on the floor.
From left, are Officer Dan Williams, Hootman and Lt. Steffanie Cromien. Not pictured is Lt. Jason Shaw.

IL Officer’s Heart Stops Before Officer, EMTs Revive Pulse

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Three members of the Galesburg Police Department were recognized this week for saving the life of a fellow officer.
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Firefighter Band Saves Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest after MA Fourth of July Parade

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Quick thinking and action by the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums band in Quincy helped save a man's life.
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What Should Christian Eriksen’s Cardiac Arrest Teach Us?

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Gregg Lord, MS, NRP, writes about the lessons learned during Christian Eriksen's cardiac event seen around the world.
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Heart Failure Can Occur During Pregnancy. Black Women Fare Worse than Others.

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy is uncommon, though it may be on the rise due to women having children at an older age.
In this image from video, witness Seth Bravinder answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides.

Paramedic, Floyd’s Girlfriend Take the Stand

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Seth Bravinder said he saw no signs that Floyd was breathing or moving, and it appeared he was in cardiac arrest.

MedStar (TX) Finds Concerning Trends in Cardiac Arrest Response Volume

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An analysis of MedStar’s cardiac arrest response volume reveals that 2021 is off to a troubling start!
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Prehospital Tradecraft: Special Circumstances of Resuscitation, Part 1

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This is an outline of some of the more uncommon clinical presentations and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest that may be encountered by EMS personnel.
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Identifying an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Part 1

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Part 1 of 2: Here’s a refresher on how we as EMS providers can play a role in saving lives.
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Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times

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The squad has received recognition through the American Heart Association for quick response times for people experiencing heart emergencies throughout the county.