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Hi all,
My dad just recently had heart issues, we are still unsure whether it was SCA or a Heart Attack. He just recently woke up on Sunday for a little bit and then fully on Monday. He has been moving and everything fine. He doesn't remember anyone or anything, the doctors said It was normal. What can we do as a family to get his memory back or not be as confused. He speaks to us when we ask him questions but like I said he does not remember anyone or anything. What happened in your experience and what did you do to help your loved one?
Thank you!

Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Joe Farrell's Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues:

My Story: An Easter Miracle

March 27, 2016 started out just like any other day.It was Easter Sunday 6:30 am.I put water on the stove for coffee and then well....I hit the floor, apparently with enough force to jar my wife from her sleep. Usually she would roll over at this hour and go back to sleep, but not this morning. She instinctively got up to check out whatever it was she had heard and that's when she found me lying in the kitchen floor mostly unresponsive, unable to speak or move. She immediately ran to get her phone, called 911, and upon returning to the kitchen she discovered that I had managed to flip myself over on to my face and she couldn't roll me back over, so she ran out and down the stairs beating on the walls as she went yelling for our neighbor.

Still trying to understand why

Hello all. I had a SCA at the age of 47 on Feb 6 2015. Its been a long struggle and I'm looking for someone who understands.

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).

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...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Is Your School Prepared?

By Jonathan Drezner, MD

A tragedy occurred in our community July 24th when Allen Harris, a student-athlete at Federal Way High School, suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a preseason football workout. Harris was 16 when he died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart becomes oversized and prone to abnormal rhythms.

As a parent, I think the death of a child is unfathomably sad. This distressing event should make us all pause and review our schools’ policies to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes playing sports. It is associated with structural and electrical heart disorders that usually present no warning symptoms.

Why Friday the 13th Will Always Be MY Lucky Day

My survivor story:

I am a semi retired self employed businesssman who with my wife own a few laundromats in Lehigh Valley, PA. Due to the normal business functions at both facilities on Fridays getting ready for the weekends, we generally split up and try to get both done simultaneously so as not to drag out the day.

Last Friday of this past week, the 13th, I asked that she join me as a witness to a employee firing I was going to do because of theft of services. I had spent a week pouring over video tapes, gathering evidence and documentation and also had already conferred with the local Slate Belt Regional Police Dept on this subject to verify that I was in fact within my bounds to press charges.

My Story of Survival

4-6 Minutes: The Story of How CPR/AED Training for School Personnel Saved My Life

My Story

On February 1st, 2018, I began my day the same way that most administrators do: with a meeting. In fact, my morning was full of meetings, most of which I made it to, the last of which, I did not.

When I stepped foot into the District Office of Pecatonica School District, a wave of dizziness hit me like a ton of bricks. I tried to speak, but within mere seconds, I passed out. Not only did I pass out, but my heart experienced ventricular fibrillation, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance, and I suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE DURING Cardiac Arrest (LQTS-3)

I have Type 3 LONG-QT Syndrome
Cardiac Arrest on January 17, 2012, January 21, 2016, January 20, 2018.
I had my third experience of cardiac arrest this year.
Of course I remember each Near-Death-Experience, but that is not what I am seeking here.
What keeps me seeking answers is during those three "precious and agonizing" minutes of consciousness
knowing that I am dying. When you know that you are dying, that this last moment of making
sense of what is happening and saying to myself that "I am Ready" each time is the good part. I never lose consciousness
until my three minutes are up. Yet It is the suffocating that is worse than the cardiac death. I beg God to hurry up and let me go unconscious to stop the agony. Then I black out and spontaneously wake in the ambulance consciously aware of the events later.
I have changed so much in my life, behavior and awareness. I now refuse all material related assumptions of happiness.

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