A 46-year-old man from Texas died while competing in the 33rd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, according to race organizers.The man, whose name has not been released, is from Austin and is believed to have suffered a heart attack during the swim portion of the event, race organizers said in a released statement. Read More
A newborn boy whose mother abandoned him in the Bayview early Wednesday survived the ordeal thanks to the actions of two veteran police officers.
After arriving at the scene and finding the baby unresponsive, police said, the officers knew they had precious minutes to save his life and could not wait for an ambulance. Read More
City officials’ hearts are all aflutter over a potentially life-saving iPhone app.City Attorney Dennis Herrera and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White got together this week to promote the SF Fire App Initiative, which they hope will encourage a citywide effort to reduce heart attack deaths. Read More
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White on Wednesday are announcing a smartphone application that could be in place later this year that would send alerts to people trained in CPR so they could respond to nearby cardiac emergencies. Read More
Physician and American Heart Association San Francisco board President Deepak Srivastava will be one of several people marking the 50th anniversary today of the development of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Also speaking will be John Brown, medical director of the San Francisco EMS agency. Also, CPR training and a demonstration featuring local celebrities and officials will be held at 10 a.m. outside City Hall. Read More