AED http://www.kplu.org en College athletes urged to get high-tech heart test http://www.kplu.org/post/college-athletes-urged-get-high-tech-heart-test <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College and high school athletes are typically in top physical shape. Except a few have an invisible heart condition that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, where they drop dead on the court or field.</span></p><p>A new study by a group of physicians led by a team doctor for the University of Washington Huskies recommends all student athletes get a high-tech heart scan called an electrocardiogram, or EKG.</p><p>The catch is their doctors probably need additional training. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:24:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8510 at http://www.kplu.org College athletes urged to get high-tech heart test Emergency crews pushing for more heart-shockers in office buildings http://www.kplu.org/post/emergency-crews-pushing-more-heart-shockers-office-buildings <p>How many ways do you know to save someone who&#39;s dying?</p><p>A good first step is to call 911. If the person&#39;s heart has stopped, then it&#39;s time for CPR. And, third on your list might be the <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/learnaed/index.php">AED, or automatic external defibrillator</a>.</p><p>Emergency responders are hoping this electronic heart-shocking device will <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ems/community/aed/preregistration.aspx">become a standard part of the workplace</a>. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:42:35 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5275 at http://www.kplu.org Emergency crews pushing for more heart-shockers in office buildings