6 months later

I hope it is ok for me to use this site. I am actually from Canada but own property in Florida & couldn't find something comparable inCanada. My husband suffered SCA last November, 2016 while out for a drive in his sportscar on one of the last nice days before winter set in. It was a beautiful… Read More

Patient Care, Advocacy Are Powerful Bedfellows

Published first on EMS1 Jimmy Kimmel's story reminds us of the breadth of EMS' commitment to our patients As a mom and an EMT with a similar story, I was touched by Jimmy Kimmel's emotional monologue about his newborn son Billy. With more than 10 million YouTube views, it’s a critical reminder of… Read More

Monophasic vs. Biphasic Defibrillators

I was recently studying this article covering monophasic vs. biphasic technology in AED units and was struck by a few interesting points: 1) First defib type shock that saved a life took place all the way back in the 1940's and used metal spoons! 2) The biphasic tech allows for significantly less… Read More

First time entry sca survivor

I experienced sca on April 1st, 2017 (not a great April's fool). I am type 2 diabetic . I suffered from a reaction to Metformin compounded by pneumonia that caused me to be dehydrated. After renal failure at home, cardiac arrest came next. Fortunately I was already in the ER and had an excellent… Read More

Wow, that scared me

Hello, As mentioned in the my last post my cardiac arrest happened on Dec 11, 2011. I do not recall what if any feeling or sensation I had so, in a previous post, I asked if anyone cold tell me what if any feelings had been experienced when your cardiac arrest happened; hoping to be well informed… Read More

A SUBTLE ADVANTAGE FOR DRIVERLESS CARS

Driverless cars will be actively sold before the end of this decade. Recent evidence shows that the accident rate with a driverless car is far less than with a human at the wheel. One consequence is that, if the "driver" is wearing a device such as iBeat, the car can re-route and head for the… Read More

Short term memory GONE

On Feb. 6, 2017 at 5:00 am in Walmart while looking at ham steaks I went down, Unconscious . Haven't a clue how long I was out but wound up in a heart hospital in Richmond, Va. After two days I went home with a monitor the size of a cell phone and started transmitting to Pa 24/7 and where they in… Read More

hello

I'm struggling to make it by, I'm 22 years old and had sudden cardiac arrest last year (February 10th, 2016? idk the actual day but I was told either that day or the following). I spent some time in a coma, I don't actually know how many days of that either but I know it was somewhere around a week… Read More

I feel like I should care more

Since my SCA episode happened January 17, 2016. I have outwardly seemed to be doing extremely well. My doctors tell me I am doing well, I feel decent and everyone loves to tell me how "good" I look. Inside, I continue to battle depression - that feeling of why did I not just go ahead and die? I… Read More

Ambulance call is a lifesaver not an embarrassment

Oh no. What’s that pain. Is it my heart? No, it couldn’t be. It will pass. I could call 9-1-1. No. No ambulance. Can’t do that. The sirens. Neighbors rushing over. Too embarrassing. Maybe I’ll feel better later. Regretfully, some people would rather die than call for an ambulance. So that’s… Read More