Article posted on July 18, 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness

  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts

  • Cardiac Arrest occurs nearly 40,0000 times a year in Canada
  • On average one person every 13 minutes goes into Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest can happen at any time and any age with minimal or no warning signs
  • Approximately 5 percent of people survive Cardiac Arrest when it occurs outside of a hospital
  • When quality CPR is performed in conjunction with an AED the chance of survival doubles

  Significant Signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

  • A person suddenly collapses
  • The person is unresponsive to touch or sounds
  • The person is not breathing or they are making gasping noises

   What to do in a Cardiac Arrest Emergency

  • Notify 911 and shout for someone to bring an AED
  • Start CPR immediately and don’t stop until someone takes over or until the person starts to respond
  • Use the AED as soon as it arrives

Click the photo below to watch stories of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors

 

Click here to read more information on Sudden Cardiac Arrests

 

References

Sudden Cardiac arrest information and videos retrieved from Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

http://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/conditions/cardiac-arrest

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Calgary, Alberta, Canada