You and your family may be at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)!
Fifty-four percent of all American families believe they or someone in their families has heart disease and could be at increased risk for SCA.
Doctors can identify people who are at risk if they have had specific heart problems in the past, if they have specific symptoms or if they have family members with particular cardiac problems. However, what about seemingly healthy individuals for whom "Sudden" seems almost an understatement:
- The high school athlete who collapses in the middle of a game
- The 16-year old in school walking to the bus
- The 35-year old mother of two, who collapses sitting at her desk
- The 42-year old runner whose fundraising fun-run turns deadly
- The 50-year old lawmaker rushing to make that next committee meeting
There is so much we still do not know about SCA, and when more than 295,000 people die every year, it's time for answers!
YOU Can Make a Difference!
How can you make a difference today?
- Learn CPR TODAY visit this link to get started with Hands Only CPR!
- Check to see that your work place and schools are AED ready.
- Call your elected officials and tell them that SCA is a public health problem that needs their attention.
- Know YOUR family health history and discuss cardiac arrest risks with your doctor.