Archive - Jan 2016 - SCA Article

Archive - Jan 2016 - SCA Article

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January 28th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Not on Consumers' Radar, According to Research from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation- News Release

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, in collaboration with StrataVerve, a market research firm, has conducted a national baseline study to determine public awareness and understanding of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Mary Newman, MS, president and co-founder of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, and Jennifer Chap, co-founder of StrataVerve, presented study results at the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in San Diego in December

January 18th

Living in High-Rise Buildings Associated with Lower Survival Rates from Cardiac Arrest

Study recommends improving the accessibility of AEDs

January 11th

Cedars-Sinai Physician Developing Risk Assessment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Goal is to predict those at risk for deadly heart condition that accounts for 50 percent of all cardiovascular deaths in U.S.

January 6th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Not on Consumers' Radar, According to a New Study by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

A new study by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, in collaboration with StrataVerve Market Research, reveals that although sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., it is not on the radar screen for most consumers. Researchers call for development of a clear, uniform, consumer-friendly definition of sudden cardiac arrest emphasizing its urgency and differentiating it from heart attack, and messaging that stresses the fact that SCA can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

January 3rd

How To Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival in Three Easy Steps

WASHINGTON--Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in any community and urge additional federal funding for cardiac resuscitation research in an editorial published online last Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("IOM Says Times to Act to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival ... Here's How"). 

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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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