Column of the President

18 august 2014

Parent Heart Watch

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.

07 june 2013

"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.

Photo report

26 february 2013

Dear friends!

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.

Find us on Facebook  «Long QT Russia»

13 february 2013

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.

12 october 2012
Group learning first aid

Dear friends!

We gather a group for learning first aid. Conduct classes are highly qualified.

“It was very interesting and informative. Instructions were wonderful. It was not easy reading material, and communication, discussion and practical exercises. Among the audience were the workers, doctors, psychologists, people involved in extreme sports, and the people who do read such courses…”

11/20/2012 M.F.Musayeva    Read the full review

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.

11 september 2012
How I studied to give first aid

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.

Children's arrhythmias

Children's arrhythmia is quite wide spread – it s third for frequency after the arterial hypertension and heart-deceases, and often it is not the predominant cardiological diagnosis. Children's arrhythmia is often revealed accidentally because children, unlike adults, don't complain even in case of serious defects of heart rhythm, because they don't feel these defects.

The main sequences of arrhythmia in babyhood may be:

  • Apnoea
  • Occasional blanching and occasional blue color of skin
  • Causeless worry
  • Food refusal, hypostenic suckle, bad body weight gain
  • Bad sleep, frequent wakening, night crying.

For an aged child symptoms of arrhythmia are following:

  • Faintings
  • Bad tolerance for physical exercise
  • Strong fatigability
  • Sense of abnormalities of heart rhythm.