Archive - Jul 2, 2015

Archive - Jul 2, 2015


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Applauds Institute of Medicine Report on Cardiac Arrest

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation applauds the Institute of Medicine report, “Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act,” released this week in Washington, D.C. The report suggests the U.S. is falling short in efforts to improve outcomes from cardiac arrest and offers strategies to increase survival rates.

San Ramon Valley: One of the Safest Places to Live

People who experience a sudden cardiac emergency in the San Ramon Valley are twice as likely to survive

SAN RAMON, CA--The San Ramon Valley, a residential and business community located east of San Francisco, has a reputation as being one of the safest places in the United States to experience a cardiac emergency. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths.(1) Recent data has shown that patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest are twice as likely to survive if that episode occurs in the San Ramon Valley.

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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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