Archive - 2010 - SCA Article

Archive - 2010 - SCA Article

September 30th

Tony Curtis Dies From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Some Like it Hot character actor and father of Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Curtis succumbed to cardiac arrest in Las Vegas on September 29 . He was 85 years old. Cardiac arrest as cause of death was confirmed by the Clark County coroner.

October: National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

PITTSBURGH--October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, dedicated to educating the public about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and how to prevent and respond to it. 2010 is also the 50th anniversary of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), a lifesaving gift that anyone can give to a loved one or even a stranger.

September 29th

Mark Your Calendars for October 13

October 13, 2010, all charitable donations made through
will receive a portion of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s $500,000 matching
pool.  Give to the Sudden Cardiac
Arrest Foundation at anytime on that day and your gift will make an even
greater impact in our community.

September 21st

SCA Coalition to Host Briefing on Capitol Hill

To recognize the 50th anniversary of CPR and National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition will host a lunchtime briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Washington, D.C. about sudden cardiac arrest and what Congress can do to help save lives.

Lance Becker, MD, Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, keynote speaker, will address the impact of the nation's third leading cause of death* and solutions for improving survival.

September 10th

Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Families Invited to National Conference

PITTSBURGH--A workshop for survivors of sudden cardiac arrest and their families, and medical professionals will be conducted on Dec. 8, 2010 in San Diego, prior to the Citizen CPR Foundation’s biennial conference, the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update. The physical and psychological issues many survivors experience will be discussed and resources will be provided. Participants will also get tips and best practices on the survivor/family role in advocacy and support of initiatives and strategies to bring awareness to policymakers and the general public.

Presentations will include:

September 1st

Vote to Save Lives in Schools Across America

Help save lives in schools across America.

August 18th

Connecticut Town Named Heart Safe Community

THOMASTON, Conn. – The town has been designated a HEARTSafe Community by the state health department and the American Heart Association. The town has defibrillators throughout and residents have been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

"It means we are now going to have town folks start doing care immediately before EMS arriving," said Skip Gelati, a member of the volunteer ambulance corps. "It will be win for everyone." Gelati explained that when someone has a cardiac arrest there is a 6-minute window in which the chances of them being revived is quite high.

High Risk Residential Areas Identified for AED Placement

Researchers were able to identify high-risk residential areas suitable for the placement of an automated external defibrillator by using simple demographic characteristics of a city center, according to a new study published in Circulation.

August 12th

Lancaster Amish Learn to Use AEDs

plodding horse and buggy clomping down your street might be concealing some
surprisingly advanced technology.

Amish in Paradise
Township, who generally shun technology, are learning how to save lives with
automated external defibrillators, or AEDs.

August 6th

New ICD May Lead to Safer Heart Treatment

Healthcare is only Arizona hospital, 1 of 35 worldwide in clinical study

Ariz. -- Scottsdale Healthcare is the only
Arizona hospital system testing a new under-the-skin device that uses an
electrical shock to interrupt possibly fatal heart rhythms, restoring a normal
heartbeat for patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

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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