Sudden Cardiac Arrest
We try to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest every day, but during October we encourage others to help us out by spreading some facts about SCA, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do when it happens.
The bystander effect can mean the loss of precious time in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. What is the bystander effect? What can be done to avoid it?
How do you differentiate between sudden cardiac arrest and opioid overdose? What are treatment options you can provide as a bystander?
Is it safe to do CPR and use an AED on someone who is pregnant? Will it harm the baby? Learn more about the special circumstances surrounding a pregnant patient.
Do college students know where to find an AED on their campus? We visited the UW-Madison and asked over 50 random students a few questions on AEDs, college campus safety, and whether they would know what to do in a cardiac emergency.
Should AEDs be a part of every home’s emergency response plan? Should there be one next to the first aid kit or fire extinguisher in every home?
Learn why survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest have not changed much in the past five years. Can we expect to see better rates in the future?
With parts of the US seeing record low temperatures, and snow falling in places which haven’t seen snow in over 30 years, it seems worth examining the correlation between cold weather and cardiac arrest.
With no “safe” level of caffeine established by the FDA, how do teens know how much caffeine is too much caffeine in a day? Is there a connection between caffeine consumption and sudden cardiac death?
It’s no secret the holiday season, while usually filled with fun, family and friends, can come with its fair share of stress. For many, it also comes with snow which needs to be dealt with, and cold weather. Throw high blood pressure into the mix and you have the perfect recipe for cardiac complications.
It’s only October of 2017, and already the number of celebrities leaving us due to cardiac arrest and other cardiac complications is rising.
More than 350,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest every year, yet there are many who don’t give it a second thought until it strikes them or a loved one.
…by taking a few seconds to evaluate the situation before jumping right in you may avoid becoming the next victim.
If you had a known genetic predisposition to a deadly disease or condition, would you take advantage of technology to remove the DNA which causes the disease in your offspring?
More and more states are passing laws legalizing recreational marijuana use, and questions have arisen regarding the possible health effects caused by smoking or ingesting it.
It’s tick season again, and for those living in areas known for harboring large numbers of these little suckers, the risk of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses becomes part of daily life.
“I wish more people knew SCA affects roughly 16 people under the age of 18 every day”.