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.

Who’s more at risk for sudden death – young healthy athletes, or older, sedentary adults? Read on to learn more about how sudden cardiac death (SCD) affects everyone, no matter their age, race or gender. Surprisingly, SCD takes the lives of healthy athletes every day. Athletes are often idolized for their physical prowess, but despite society’s assumptions of their health and fitness, this group in particular is prone to sudden cardiac death (SCD). When a young athlete is lost to SCD, the impact of this loss can be felt throughout their family, friends, school, and community. Such losses are often …

The American Heart Association (AHA) defines cardiac arrest as “the cessation of cardiac mechanical activity, as confirmed by the absence of signs of circulation.” Cardiac arrest is often categorized into cardiac or non-cardiac origin, and incidences are often assumed to be of cardiac origin unless there are obvious signs of trauma. Epidemiological data for cardiac arrest is often reported separately for out-of-hospital and in-hospital cardiac arrests. Occurrences of sudden cardiac arrest in children (anyone defined as anyone 18 years or younger), are commonly reported separately as well.[1] Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children The American Heart Association calculated the incidence of …