• Sudden cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time or place and at any age. Although, the incidence of SCA does increase with age.

    SCA continues to be a leading cause of death in America and is responsible for over 325,000 deaths each year. [...]

  • Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. While there are some risk factors for heart disease that are beyond our control (such as age, gender, ethnic background, and family history), there’s a lot that we can do to reduce our risk for developing heart disease. [...]

  • Heart disease accounts for one in every four deaths in the United States, and nearly one-third of all deaths in the world – but these deaths are largely avoidable simply by paying closer attention to what and how you eat. [...]

  • When it comes to heart health, we can see a big difference between the United States and some Scandinavian countries – most notably Sweden, which has seen an impressive development in the treatment of patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) in the last 30 years. [...]

  • We’ve heard it all before, the US is one of the least healthy countries in the developed world. According to a 2016 report from the Commonwealth Fund, Americans ranked last against citizens of 10 other wealthy countries in terms of emotional distress, inability to pay for care, and missed medical appointments – but how are we doing when it comes to our heart health? [...]

  • Will you be celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend? You may be tempted to go all out on a Valentine’s day meal. Maybe even indulge in lots of chocolate too. However, if you already do this quite often, it can put you at a higher risk of suffering from heart disease. [...]

  • Did you know that 610,000 people die of heart disease in the USA every year? Reports from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and contributes to 1 in every 4 deaths. [...]

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [...]

  • We’re thankful for AEDs every day here at the defibshop. Although with it being Thanksgiving, we are particularly grateful for them today.

    A shock from an AED, along with effective CPR is the only definitive treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. [...]

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading health problem in the US, and it is estimated that 15 million American adults have some form of coronary heart disease. The nation’s epidemic of poor cardiovascular health has resulted in a generic view of heart issues, causing a fundamental lack of understanding about the individual problems that can impact the heart. [...]

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