AHA President Recovering from Heart Attack

AHA President John Turner

Photo courtesy of AHA press release

During the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, CA, AHA President John Turner suffered a minor heart attack. Warner, who is also CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, was recipient of a stent to open a clogged artery at a local hospital. Thankfully, the AHA reports that Warner is recovering well with his family.

Warner, 52, is a cardiologist and just Sunday delivered a speech where he discussed a pattern of heart disease in his family. In the speech Warner informed the audience that his father and paternal grandfather both had heart bypass surgeries in their 60’s, and he lost his maternal grandfather and great grandfather to heart disease as well.

According to the AHA, he finished his speech with the following lines:

“Earlier in my talk, I told you there were no old men in my family. I know this is also true in far too many other families, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I believe the people in this room have the power – and even the duty – to change that. Together, we can make sure old men and old women are regulars at family reunions. … In other words, I look forward to a future where people have the exact opposite experience of my family, that children grow up surrounded by so many healthy, beloved, elderly relatives that they couldn’t imagine life any other way.”

It is our wish that something good can come out of Warner’s harrowing experience. Heart disease can affect even those who are most educated on the topic. Especially if there is a history of heart disease in your family, it is so important to take every preventative step possible to preserve your heart health. Please visit our recent blog post to clarify some myths about heart health.

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CPR Training at Newtown Dentistry for Kids

CPR Training at Pediatric Dental OfficeIn the dental industry, recurring CPR and BLS training sessions are a necessity. It’s important for these health professionals to keep up with certifications as well as the latest information and techniques to keep patients safe in case of emergency. Group trainings are an easy way to maintain certification for the whole office. We work with many dental offices on an ongoing basis, and recently had the opportunity to work with the friendly staff at Newtown Dentistry for Kids.

When planning a group training, our instructors can be very flexible to work around your business hours. We’re happy to come by your facility at night, over the weekend, or whenever works best for you. Additionally, the group environment allows us to recreate actual emergencies your staff may encounter for hands-on experience.

Our programs and products specific to the dental industry include:
  • CPR Training in Office for Whole Staff
  • Medical Emergency Preparedness Training for CE credits
  • OSHA BBP Training for CE credits
  • Emergency Drug Kit w/ Training
  • Emergency O2 w/ Training

A big thanks to Newtown Dentistry for Kids for the great session and awesome photo!

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It’s Disaster Preparedness Month! Stay Ready With a Healthy Heart

disaster preparedness month 2017September is National Preparedness Month, and 2017’s theme is “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.” At Cardiac Care & Safety, we agree with this philosophy.

It’s important to stay prepared by keeping your heart healthy. Another good way to plan ahead for disaster is to make sure you’re able to identify the warning signs of a cardiac emergency.

Keep reading to find our top tips for being ready to fight heart disease.

Five Ways to Plan Ahead for Cardiac Emergencies

  1. Maintain a Healthy Weight: When you are at a healthy weight, your body can do a better job circulating your blood and maintaining your fluid levels. It also reduces your risk of heart disease. If you are overweight, work out a weight-loss plan with your doctor.
  2.  Make Healthy Diet Choices: Your diet plays a huge role in your heart health. This means eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day, avoiding high glycemic foods, and cutting down on animal products. Check out our past post for more information.
  3. Exercise Regularly: Mortality rates in those who don’t exercise are nearly double that of those who do. Your heart is a muscle, and exercise can strengthen it. Exercise lowers bad cholesterol, boosts your good cholesterol, and lowers blood pressure.
  4. Make Sure You Can Recognize When Emergency Medical Assistance is Needed: These include; chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness, warning signs of heart attack; face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty, warning signs of stroke; sudden loss of responsiveness and no normal breathing, warning signs of cardiac arrest.
  5. Make Sure You are CPR Certified: If CPR is performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival can double.

Cardiac Care & Safety hopes these tips help keep you safe and ready to fight heart disease.

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