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Guidelines for removing a student who show signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest during a sporting event and when they can return to athletics
In this study, researchers compared the genetic makeup of 4,402 subjects who had experienced sudden cardiac arrest to the DNA of 30,000 control subjects who had no history of the disorder.
Programs for those with risk factors for sudden cardiac arrest
In public locations, an AED is generally considered cost effective if the annual probability of a sudden cardiac arrest at that location is at least 10%.
The major risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest is coronary heart disease, including those who are unaware of their disease until their heart stops.
If offices, public places, schools, and homes were properly equipped to handle a sudden cardiac arrest within three to five minutes of the heart stopping, survival rates could increase dramatically.
While CPR can double the chance of surviving SCA, only one in four victims of sudden cardiac arrest receive CPR from a bystander.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation welcomes survivors to join the National Survivor Network(TM).
Brian Buck, Survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in June 2010
PITTSBURGH, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, an affiliate charity partner, will participate with a team of runners, walkers and volunteers in the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 2.
WASHINGTON -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association joins with the many others mourning the death of Tim Russert of NBC News.
PITTSBURGH, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are treated with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by bystanders have a much greater chance of survival than their counterparts, according to landmark research by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, just published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.