Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an enormous healthcare challenge. It is also a condition that is commonly misunderstood. For instance, too often, SCA is confused with a heart attack, potentially leading to reduced awareness of its devastating impact on people of all ages.
SCA’s prevalence and lethality are staggering and can be very eye-opening, particularly for those just learning the issue. For example, did you know that:
In addition to the enormous loss of life, SCA has a highly negative impact on the economy:
Additionally, SCA can impact virtually anyone, including seemingly healthy people.
Since SCA typically strikes without warning, it’s difficult to be vigilant everywhere all the time. For example:
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Now that you have a clearer understanding of how big an issue SCA is and how many lives are impacted every day help prepare your community by learning CPR and acquiring an AED.
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