Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Why Are Women Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR?

Something doesn’t add up: women are at lower risk for sudden cardiac arrest than men, per a 2016 American Heart Association study. But men have a 23% greater chance of surviving an SCA. This same study also revealed that men are more likely to receive bystander CPR. That’s a difference of 6% for SCAs that […]

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Sixty-six Years a Survivor: Stan Wisniewski SCA Story

Stan Wisniewski just celebrated 66 years since he survived his sudden cardiac arrest in 1954. Stan interviewed with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for the occasion, and his story is nothing short of incredible. He takes us back to the day it happened: December 17, 1954. It’s Friday, and Stan is working as a radiology […]

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What to Do

Would you know what steps to take if your friend, co-worker, stranger, or loved one suddenly became unconscious or unresponsive? In honor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, we have outlined the 5 steps to take during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. Print this downloadable poster to hang throughout your house and workplace to ensure […]

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Can You Use an AED on Infants and Children?

While sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) most commonly occurs in adults, children and infants can be affected as well. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, roughly 2,000 children and adolescents in the United States lose their lives each year due to SCA. It accounts for 3-5% of deaths in children 5-19 years old, and 10-15% […]

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How to Respond to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and we want to celebrate by educating you on what we do best: saving lives. Together, we can strengthen our individual links in the chain of survival, keeping our families and communities safer.  What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition where the heart […]

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When Can Children Learn CPR?

What is the right age for children to learn CPR? When are they able to perform effective CPR? Should schools have a program in place? An article put out by ABCNews in 2009, reported that by the age of 9, children can retain the skills and knowledge of how to perform CPR. Most younger children […]

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