Statistics & Studies

The heart is probably the most studied organ, certainly due to its being of utmost importance in sustaining life. Here you’ll find studies and statistics which detail just how important it is.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of heart-related sudden death in people under the age of 40.

We conducted a survey (of more than 6000 people) to garner just what the average person knows about sudden cardiac arrest and how to help.

Due to the popularity of reality television, most people have a good idea on how emergency medical calls are handled. Surprisingly, there is societal awareness around the triage assessment procedures used by EMTs and paramedics arriving on scene. These patient assessments allow quick evaluation of treatment options, and are integral to saving the lives of patients with serious injuries or conditions. In the United States initiatives and campaigns are building steam to equip patrol cars and train police officers on medical devices and administration of medications. This buildup utilizes the high number of officers available to respond to calls; reducing strain on paramedics. This quick response is vital for time-critical traumatic events, such as …

Cardiac arrests strike without warning, causing a complete loss of consciousness. If someone loses consciousness in front of you and does not respond to being tapped on the shoulders or answer if they are OK, you should call 9-1-1 immediately and get an AED if one is available. If the person has stopped breathing normally, you should administer CPR.[1] In this article we explore CPR survival rates and the science surrounding early response variations in assisting someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. CPR and AEDs are both recommended for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. There are multiple methods for administering CPR and the combination of these variants along …