Tag Archives: sudden cardiac arrest

Curing SCA with Defibrillators and No-Hands CPR

Heart rhythm expert Dr. Richard Page, immediate past president of the Heart Rhythm Society and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, tells how he and others used CPR and an automated defibrillator to restart the heart of a jogger who had collapsed alongside a public roadway. You can save a life, too. ... More

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In the second part of our series on the difference between heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest, leading heart rhythm specialist Dr. Richard Page from the University of Wisconsin discusses the heart problem that claims one life every two minutes—and it’s not a heart attack. ... More
Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Q: What can you tell me about dabigatran, a new blood thinner that is in the news? A: Unlike warfarin, a blood thinner used for decades that is regulated by blood tests, the experimental drug dabigatran prevents blood clots with a fixed dose that is taken twice daily. The FDA approval of dabigatran, the first […] ... More
Husband’s Life Saved by Defibrillator

Husband’s Life Saved by Defibrillator

Dear Dr. SerVaas, In August 2008, my husband, Frank, and I arrived at the Seattle Airport after a 10-hour flight from Europe. We had just picked up our bags when Frank’s eyes suddenly opened wide. As he started to fall over the luggage rack, I cried out for help. Almost immediately, two men lowered him […] ... More