Monthly Archives: June 2018

  • Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac arrests occur in men. The construction industry is very much a male dominated field, with males making up 91% of workers. Now add in the strain that constant physical labor and chances of electrocution – this makes the chances of a construction worker suffering sudden cardiac arrest on the job even higher. In case of an on the job emergency, you want to make sure your workers are protected with an on-site AED. [...]

  • Looking after your heart might not be on the top of many people’s to-do list, but it is important that you show your heart some love every now and again. Remember, a healthy heart means a healthy you! [...]

  • Ventricular fibrillation, or v-fib for short, is one of several types of heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. Others include atrial fibrillation, sick sinus syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, and multiple others. However, v-fib is the most serious of all the arrhythmias, and indicates a life threatening condition is present. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of ventricular fibrillation, or a heart attack associated with v-fib, should see immediate medical attention. [...]

  • Do you know what this week is? It's National CPR and AED Awareness Week! That's right, all week we'll be celebrating our two favorite steps in the chain of survival. Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) along with the American Red Cross and the National Safety council, this week is dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of high-quality CPR and AEDs. [...]