Archive - Oct 2, 2012

Archive - Oct 2, 2012

October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Urges the Public to Learn CPR and How to Use an AED.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. More victims could survive with greater public awareness and education and more widespread deployment of automated external defibrillators. Donations to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on Wednesday, October 3 through Pittsburgh Gives will be used to help raise awareness about this public health crisis and the simple things anyone can do to save a life.

Cardiologist Speaks Out on SCA in Youth

CHICAGO, Ill.--It's always tragic when someone dies suddenly. But when such an unexpected event happens to a seemingly healthy child or young adult, it's especially devastating.

While such fatalities are extremely rare, the warning signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can often go undetected for years — and young athletes are especially vulnerable. With the fall sports season in full swing, we turned to Dr. Joseph Marek, a Downers Grove-based cardiologist with Midwest Heart Specialists-Advocate Medical Group and a member of medical advisory board of Parent Heart Watch. The Glencoe-based nonprofit will be holding a fundraiser Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, produced and directed by former ESPN Radio Chicago General Manager Bob Snyder, who lost his 17-year-old daughter to SCA in 2008, while she was playing soccer. 

Q. What is SCA?

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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