The unknown man they are rfering to in this article is me, This man is my superhero
Hi I'm a 40 year old female, I had an unexplained cardiac arrest last July. I was very lucky that I had collapsed at home unconscious and went into cardiac arrest on arrival at hospital. It took 50 mins for they to get me back, I went through the usual ICU I had trachy and was kept unconscious for two weeks, my kidneys failed and I spent a good while on dialysis. I amazingly survived but am left with horrendous memory loss with a very sparse memory of my life previously.
I am sad to say I've struggled with life since, memory loss is hard, and I find going out and motivation, I need such a huge kick up the backside to not be scared of life as I know life will never be the same, but it can be different. Thanks for taking time to read this, I guess it just helps to get it out there!!
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation applauds the European Patient Safety Foundation, the European Resuscitation Council, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists, and the World Health Organization for urging schools worldwide to teach students CPR. The statement follows:
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting about 326,200 people of all ages outside hospitals every day. Dave Goldberg, CEO of Survey Monkey and husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, was one of its recent victims.
During this week alone, about 6,250 unsuspecting victims will suffer SCA, most of them (70 percent) at home. Their hearts will unexpectedly stop beating and blood will no longer flow to the brain and throughout the body. They will collapse, stop breathing normally, and may appear to be having seizures. In essence, they will be dead -- and they will stay this way unless bystanders act immediately to restore their heartbeats with CPR and defibrillation.
Today EMS1 posted an article about 10 steps to organizing a cardiac arrest survivor celebration. Check out the link below.
My son had an SCA last July (16 years old). I just received his genetic testing results which was positive for Long QT Syndrome. If anybody can give me information I would appreciate it.
Call it being at the right place at the right time but I am fortunate to have saved two SCA victims in the past year. The most recent occurred just over 2 weeks ago. Here is a link to the story http://patch.com/california/cupertino/area-exec-saves-heart-attack-victi...
The most important thing is that both individuals lived. That said I am trying to understand are the odds of this happening? From what I understand it is rare to save one persons life with CPR...but two in one year?
If anyone has some data that can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it.
On April 11, a bystander and two police officers saved the life of a man who had been walking in South Park (Pittsburgh, PA) when he suddenly collapsed in cardiac arrest. On April 22, Pittsburgh police officers and paramedics saved the life of a fellow officer who suffered cardiac arrest in the West End station.
Why did they survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), when so few victims do?
The answer is simple: Bystanders started CPR and used defibrillators immediately.
Unfortunately, SCA is a common occurrence in Pittsburgh and across the nation. In fact, it affects about 1,000 people of all ages each day in the U.S.
While on average, only 10 percent of victims survive, when people at the scene of the emergency intervene quickly by giving CPR and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs), survival rates increase to 40 percent.
Help raise awareness about SCA and the importance of knowing how to save a life.
I am scared and thankful. Praise God for this miracle.
He was released from hospital on Friday so "cardiac Rehab" hasn't started. hopefully they will call tomorrow cause he keeps asking me.
Nights are the worse..he can't sleep and seems anxious.
He seems so, so distant right now. Watching the Washington Nationals comfortably but no conversation.
I'm not sure what to do. I would appreciate any suggestions from other spouses who have been through this.
Thanks so much. Donna
The Florida Supreme Court, in a decision handed down on April 2, 2015, denied AED Good Samaritan immunity protection to the Lee County School District (Florida) and said a jury trial should decide whether the District had an obligation to use a nearby automated external defibrillator (AED) on a fallen student. This case highlights the limited protections available under AED immunity laws in most states and the potential risk implications for AED programs.