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What to Do After You Survive Your Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Step One: Waking up . . .

Chances are if you are reading this you have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or know someone who has and you have some questions, a lot of them. I do not have the answers for why this happened, the proper health plan or diet to follow after an event or anything funded by research or a degree.

my sca story

Hi my name is Dave I.

CPR in the Hospital Is Not Always Good for the Patient

On TV it always seems clear and simple. A patient in the hospital goes into cardiac arrest and the medical team springs into action. After a few tense moments of furious activity, and only after all seems lost, the patient is successfully revived. A few scenes later the smiling and now fully healthy patient thanks the doctor and returns to his or her life as a professional athlete, parent of young children, or criminal mastermind.

Medical professionals know that in real life this is rarely the way it goes. Most patients who undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are old, frail, and very sick. Many will die and many who survive CPR will die anyway before leaving the hospital. And many survivors will have severe neurological problems

Seeking advice

One question for the men out here, was there any sexual performance issues you had with SCA? I want to have sexual relations with my spouse as much as I used to but performance is down. Did or is anyone else having this issue? Thanks.

One Year Later

Tomorrow will be my one year anniversary from surviving SCA. It has been a long road and I still have a way to go to get back to where I was prior to SCA. I was reading where SCA survivors suffer from the following:guilt, sleep disturbances, a perception of vulnerability, a sense of urgency, greater love of family and friends and greater empathy toward others. I have these and was wondering if anyone else is still suffering from these issues.

My SCA story

I know I probably won't spell some words correct so I apologize in advance.

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Target: Says There is No Common Law Duty Requiring AEDs in Target Stores

In a long-awaited and important AED-related decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that there is no common law duty (aka legally imposed obligation) requiring Target Corporation to obtain and make available AEDs in its stores for use in medical emergencies. This result effectively ends the case but the decision will reverberate in California and courts in other states for many years to come.

By way of background, this case began in 2008 when Mary Ann Verdugo, a 49-year-old developmentally disabled shopper with serious health issues, died after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at a California Target store. The store lacked an AED or an employee trained to use one, though at the time Target sold AEDs on its website.

 
By Richard Lazar, Readiness Systems

The Story of Our Dad

Stuart R. Koenig (June 14, 1947 – September 15, 2012)

Stuart Koenig, far left, at his daughter Kathryn's wedding, five months before his deathMy dad died from sudden cardiac arrest when he was 65. He was active and in shape, he was on cholesterol meds, he detested cigarettes, and I never saw him drink anything stronger than a cabernet. But he still died, playing tennis, and dropped so fast he didn’t even break the impact of his fall with his hands. When they laid him out at the funeral home, his nose looked freshly broken.

My Story

Hello! I am a 42yr old mother of 3 children (10,7,4). We had an event happen that has changed us dramatically; and quite honestly, I am having a hard time dealing with it.
(The beginning of the story is told from my husband's point of view because I have no memory of it) On the night of July 28,2013, about 9:30pm, I had just finished up doing some abdominal exercises and was still sitting on the floor. I have a history of irregular heart rythyms (SVT) but nothing lethal. I was apparently talking with my hunny when he says there was a break in the conversation for a few seconds. His attention diverted to the TV and about 10sec or less he heard me make a groaning or gasping sound...and then fall backwards.

Need your help to launch my mobile app to save SCA victims !!!

Hello everyone, I am new to this forum so let me know if this is not acceptable.

After years of working on this project, I am about to launch multiple campaigns:

1- to raise awareness of SCA and my approach to alleviate this problem
2- to raise funding to launch my completely free mobile app to save lives
3- to seek endorsements from as many SCA focused organizations as possible

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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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