FOX 32 NEWS – An 11-year-old boy at Lurie Children’s Hospital says he now feels a little like a robot. He’s one of the youngest recipients ever of an artificial heart. “I feel great,” Jaheim Whigham said. Six weeks ago, the youngster from Aurora became the youngest person ever to receive a Syncardia Temporary Total […]
WAUNAKEE, Wis. (WKOW) – A Waunakee teen is back home and lucky to be alive after his heart stopped in the middle of a high school basketball game. “I just kept saying it was a nightmare,” said Molly Saxby, the mother of 16-year-old Michael Saxby who collapsed on the court. They both spoke with our […]
Sheryl Blazer says she has suffered with heart problems for the past four years. Her condition deteriorated to the point that her physician, Dr. Dale Yoo, with Medical City McKinney, fitted her with a wearable defibrillator called a Zoll LifeVest. Read more…
Brandon Gonzalez looked every bit a dominant force as he entered his New Jersey high school wrestling match Wednesday evening. On the small side of the 220-pound division, the Donovan high school junior pinned his larger opponent from Lakewood High in just 20 seconds. Then he just lay there. At first, Gonzalez’s coach, Steven Glawson, […]
Lawmakers in Michigan hope the odds of surviving a cardiac arrest improve in the state, where high schoolers will soon be required to take CPR training before graduating. “We’re hoping this will help increase survival rates across all Michigan communities and beyond,” said pediatric cardiologist Monica Martin Goble, M.D., an associate professor at the University […]
Every school in Massachusetts will be required to have defibrillators on the side line of every game and practice by July in 2018. This was one of the first bills passed on Tuesday by the state legislature, and advocates for the bill were ecstatic. The CDC and the American Heart Association said 1 in every […]
Researchers from seven institutions received an $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research on the anatomy and function of the nerves that control the heart. Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will serve as the lead researcher. The title of the project is “Comprehensive […]
A five-year-old witnessed his mom collapse in their home with his baby brother looking on in rural Minnesota. Doctors believe a genetic cardiac abnormality to be responsible…read more.