Archive - Oct 2018

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October 14th

The Serious Fright Lurking in Our Communities

When we think of October, Halloween typically comes to mind; when dressed as monsters, ghosts and goblins, we take delight in spooky costumes and scaring others. Sadly, there’s a serious, legitimate fright lurking within our community every month of the year that strikes out-of-the-blue, but wears no disguise. Most of us don’t know about the threat of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is an electrical disruption of the heart’s normal rhythm. It is not the same as a heart attack. The only way to survive SCA is with CPR and shocks administered from an automated external defibrillator (AED).

October 10th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Releases Position Statement on the Use of Mobile Technology to Help Save Lives Threatened by Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals through a position statement adopted by its board and released to the public today, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, an official national observance. PulsePoint is highlighted as an app that has great potential to increase bystander response and initiation of CPR and AED use.

October 4th

Heartbeat NOLA Launches Defibrillation Program to Benefit Music and Hospitality Communities

In recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro will be the first recipient of an automated external defibrillator and CPR training from Heartbeat NOLA. Heartbeat NOLA, a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by cardiac arrest survivor and local musician Maurice Trosclair, is a citizen CPR and AED awareness and education program. He survived due to the efforts of citizen bystanders who stepped in to provide CPR and a shock from an AED in his office building. Heartbeat NOLA also raises funds for its Public Access Defibrillator program. Heartbeat NOLA’s goal is to make survival from SCA in New Orleans the norm rather than the exception.

October 3rd

ALL YEAR IS THE HEART DAY .....!!! (not just September).

ALL YEAR IS THE HEART DAY .....!!! (not just September).
- A HEALTHY DIET AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES HELP US TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY HEART...!!

https://twitter.com/PRECARMED

WORLD HEART DAY 2018 >> TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART.
https://www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-federations-new-heart...

October 2nd

SCA Foundation Board Member and Spouse Share Perspectives at State of the Future of Resuscitation Conference

OAKLAND, CA--Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation board member Dr. Joe Farrell, and his wife Edie, recently spoke at the State of the Future of Resuscitation conference in Oakland, California. The conference, hosted by Take Heart America on September 28-29, brought together international experts to discuss a wide range of topics related to advances in resuscitation science and clinical practice.

Multiple Organizations Unite for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Urging the Public to 'Call-Push-Shock'

Growing campaign aims to curb a public health crisis that kills nearly 1,000 people in the U.S. every day

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a public health crisis— affecting more than 356,000 people outside hospitals each year, including over 7,000 youth under age 18—but death can be averted if people nearby act quickly. Today, only one in 10 victims survives, but with immediate CPR and use of an AED, survival rates can triple.

October 1st

Weekday Mornings Are No Longer Peak Times for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Investigators say increased stress may be partially to blame.

LOS ANGELES, CA--Heart experts have long believed that weekday mornings – and especially Mondays – were the danger zones for unexpected deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. But a new Cedars-Sinai study shows those peak times have disappeared and now, sudden cardiac arrests are more likely to happen on any day at any time.

Increased Rates of Bystander CPR and AED Use Lead to Marked Increase in Survival

Researchers in the Netherlands assessed changes in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in the Nijmegen area, since several initiatives over the years have resulted in more lay volunteers providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and increased use of AEDs.

Using a prospective resuscitation registry with a study cohort of non-traumatic OHCA cases from 2013–2016 and historical controls from 2008–2011, they assessed bystander CPR, AED use and outcome in the Nijmegen area.

September 30th

Squad Goals: Moving the Needle on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requires a New Model

A volunteer "SCA responder squad" is needed to ensure someone is almost always nearby who feels ready and willing to help.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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