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Did you know that October was National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month?

by Anne S. on Monday, November 5, 2012

 Justin wanted to make sure I shared this article with you from President and Co-founder of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Mary M. Newman, on CPR and AED.

Help Improve Survival From the Nation's Leading Cause of Death -- Learn CPR and How to Use an AED

In October, the public, to its credit, tends to think pink -- remembering those who have suffered from *** cancer and celebrating those who have survived.

The fact that October is also National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month is less well known -- perhaps because there are so few survivors. Sudden cardiac arrest, an unexpected, pulseless condition, strikes more than 1,000 people of all ages outside hospitals every day in the U.S. -- and most victims die.

Sudden cardiac arrest differs from many other life-threatening conditions in one profound way -- survival depends not only on the intervention of healthcare professionals, but also the decisive actions of laypersons who call 9-1-1, give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Read the rest of the article here.

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