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There are lots of things that can cause a person to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). While not all of these are related to problems with the heart’s functioning, the majority are. These causes are down to different cardiac rhythms – whether too fast, too slow or simply irregular. More often than not, an […]
At Cardiac Science, we’ve been at the forefront of developing defibrillators for many years, both manufacturing and selling AEDs and training devices to help save lives across the globe. However, while we often talk about new and innovative product developments, we rarely discuss the past.
A term many of us will have heard before, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is considered a medical emergency. But what does cardiac arrest actually mean? Well, if treatment isn’t received within minutes, the result will usually be fatal. With this in mind, learning more about the causes, signs and treatment of a sudden cardiac arrest […]
The terms sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and heart attack are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually two very different medical conditions. While a sudden cardiac arrest refers to the heart malfunctioning, a heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood […]
When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of hospital, there’s a chain of events which can increase their chance of survival. This is known as the Chain of Survival Concept. A term first coined by the American Heart Association in 1991, their paper ‘Improving Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Chain of Survival […]
Each year an estimated 325,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The Heart Rhythm Society estimates that about 7,000 of these deaths are children and infants. In 1997, Christine Puricelli of Chandler, Arizona, lost her 22-year-old daughter Emilie to SCA caused by a genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome. The warning […]