Sudden Cardiac Arrest
As the NFL community patiently waits to hear back on Buffalo Bill’s Damar Hamlin’s recovery, the world has seemed to halt and take notice of the importance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) which helped stabilize Hamlin before he was transported to the hospital. If you are not familiar with the situation, Hamlin was hit on impact in a tackle, resulting in the athlete’s sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Thankfully, the medical staff’s rapid response to two key players in the survival of SCA, both CPR and an AED, was able to keep Hamlin stable enough to be …
When people go into cardiac arrest at home, statistics are not in their favor. Having an AED in your home can improve chances of survival.
Knowing the signs of heart disease, heart attack, and sudden cardiac arrest so the best treatment can be administered in a timely manner is key to survival.
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.
Learn about which AEDs are best for home use and why. Understand the costs, benefits, and other important considerations when looking for an AED for 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?