Tales of Two Hearts

Bob Roy and his son, Travis, about 13, relax at an Oceanside beach in 2004. Travis died in 2005.


Two young men walked the world, until both collapsed from undiagnosed heart conditions.

One was saved. One didn’t make it.

Jeremy Beck, 18, loves life – and lives to run.

Bob Roy got past the heartbreak of losing his 14-year-old son Travis and now works to save others by getting as many defibrillators into the world as he can.

Follow the links below to read their stories in this special report....Read more

New N.J. law requires high school students to learn CPR before graduating

TRENTON — Starting with this fall’s high school freshman class, public school students in New Jersey will be required to learn CPR and how to use defibrillators in order to graduate.....Read more

Training, citizen CPR saves cardiac arrest victim

Lake Air Companies employees Brian Robbins and Josh Olson practiced chest compressions and the use of an AED during a June 5 training session held at Coon Rapids Ice Arena and led by Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz as part of his Heart Safe Anoka County initiative. File photo by Sue more

7/16/2014 - Family of fallen teen pushes for CPR, AEDs

The family of Morgan Wilson, from left, sister Katelyn, 14, father Scott, and mother Debbie. Morgan Wilson died Wednesday July 16, 2014, eight days after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up for lessons at the Anaheim Tennis Center.


Oct 2010 - New Guideline changes for CPR.....



Updated guidelines have been released that reflect new global resuscitation science and treatment recommendations derived from the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) Conference.


The guidelines include changes to the way CPR is administered in addition to other changes to emergency care.  Consequently the American Heart Association’s has reprinted the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.


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