Did you know..

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims a life every two minutes. Over half of those who suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest have no prior symptoms.
  • 85-90% of Sudden Cardiac Arrests are the first arrhythmic event a patient experiences - the first manifestation of cardiovascular disease.
  • Heart failure patients are 6 to 9 times more likely than the general population to experience ventricular arrhythmias that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
  • Nearly 80 percent of all cardiac emergencies occur at home. In other words, CPR is most likely to save the life of someone you love. It could be a parent, a child, a spouse, or a friend.
  • The risk of cardiac arrest among African-Americans is nearly twice that of Caucasians, and their survival rate is about half that of Caucasians.
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