Archive - May 2, 2018

Archive - May 2, 2018

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Lost my big sister

Last Monday, April 23 2018, my sister died from cardiac arrest. She was 65. My 20 yr old son heard her fall and found her on the floor by the washer and dryer. She didn't respond and was not breathing. He immediately called 911. I was at work when he was finally able to get to me. He had his grandmother (his father's mother) call me at work. I completely lost it. I have, or rather had, 3 older sisters. This was the one I was closest to. Not only my sister but also my best friend. She didn't make it. It took the EMTs 15 minutes to get her heart started again. Which was too long. Her brain died from not getting any oxygen. Her body hasn't died yet. Her heart is now beating on its own and she's breathing on her own now. But the reality is that my sister is gone. I miss her so very much.

Heart-Stopping Condition Could Come with Warning Signs

A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms.

But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours – and even weeks – ahead of time. Experts say that’s why it’s important for everyone to be educated about the signs and to know what to do when someone’s in trouble. It’s also why, for those who seemingly have no symptoms, more research is needed.

ZOLL Awarded Singapore’s Save-A-Life Initiative to Install 5,000 AEDs in Public Housing

CHELMSFORD, MA--ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it has been awarded the Singapore Save-A-Life (SAL) initiative’s contract and is currently installing 5,000 AED Plus® units in public housing apartments across Singapore.

The SAL initiative is one of the largest community deployments in the world to date.

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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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