Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association frustrated by sudden cardiac arrest statistics
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year — more than breast cancer, lung cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. Not just an old person's disease, SCA also strikes children, athletes and others in seemingly good health. Sadly, the survival rate of SCA has remained a low six percent for the past 30 years because most events are not witnessed, bystanders do not intervene with lifesaving CPR and AED usage, or emergency medical care does not arrive in adequate time. Frustrated with these alarming statistics, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association is putting out a call to children and adults of all ages to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified during National CPR/AED Week, June 2-8.
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