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May 11th

Finally an answer

Hello,

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.

Thanks!

Teri

May 5th

2 SCA/OHCA Saves In One Year

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.

Mike Vanneman

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CPR, AEDs Save Lives

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.

May 3rd

Unbelievable... It will be one week tomorrow since my husband had "sudden death"

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

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