Column of the President
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY- 50 automated external defibrillators were donated to volunteer fire companies Monday night in honor of a five-year-old girl who passed away from sudden cardiac arrest.
In the the 13 years since her daughter Madison's death, Suzy McCarthy has placed hundred of AEDs across Western New York through the work of the Madison McCarthy Cardiac Care Coalition for Children foundation.
"So far in New York State we saved 96 lives and 49 have been children, just in a school setting," Suzy McCarhty said.
"04" of June 2013, with the assistance of "Crystal Heart" firm "Zoll Medical Corporation", represented by the head of the Moscow office of the corporation Julia Gromyko, gave free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) children's school of Olympic reserve named Gomelsky. President of the "Crystal Heart" Lesnitskaya Marina held a training session on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using AEDs among the medical staff of the school. Present: nurse Romanov ES , masseur physiotherapist Merzlov VV, nurse physiotherapy Medvedchikovo NI, orthopedic Pankratov MV etc. We now worry about our future Olympians, as in all competitions for young skaters, basketball players, swimmers and dancers, will now be present competent medical personnel properly trained to provide the necessary assistance with the use of AEDs in the event of cardiac arrest in young athletes.
Volunteer Beata Kurchin.
We organized a special community on Facebook. We welcome all those who in any way associated with the disease, “Long QT syndrome”. The fact is that each of us are feeling that we are alone in their disease, but in fact it is not. Our country is huge. So many people just do not know about their disease. For this purpose is the business "Crystal Heart".
We already know about "Long QT" and we are living with it, so it is necessary to unite. Adults, children, we have to communicate with each other, share issues, excitement, joy. After all, many of us grew up with this disease, someone did the operation, someone got married, married and had born children. It is necessary to share information, it's a great experience, that can help all others.
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I urge everyone to learn how to provide first aid: a child, an adult. Anyone. Even if one in ten of us will own these skills, if the accident had happened to someone in the street, at school, in the yard, then there is sure to be one of us who will be able to restore breathing, stop bleeding, to support human life, while traveling ambulance.
And once again draw attention to the profile section for parents and to answer all questions and believe me this is very serious. Much time you will not take, but you will at least rest assured that your child is not subject to this condition.
We gather a group for learning first aid. Conduct classes are highly qualified.
At our request, will be paid to the importance of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but only if we have 10 people. I think this is a very useful thing and myself had already passed such courses. You will learn many necessary things that will help you to get out in a difficult situation.
For example, in cardiac arrest, you will learn how to support a person’s life, a child, before the arrival of the ambulance. You will be shown a simulator automated external defibrillators (AED). But the program activities includes also many other things that are also interesting and necessary in our lives.
On 25-29th of August 2012 there was held the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich. There were presented not only European scientists and doctors, but also many guests from different countries. Among the discussed themes there were problems of cardiosurgery and prevention of sudden death of children, teenagers and sportsmen.
I will tell you, how I was studying to give first aid.
President of SADS “Crystal heart” Lesnitskaya M.G. Munich, August 28th, 2012.