HEART STATS

SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH STATISTICS

Over 450,000 people die annually from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA).

A young athlete dies every 3 days from SCA.

SCA is the #1 killer in the U.S.

Recent statistics of heart disease and stroke are mind-boggling.

MORE HEART STATISTICS

  • More than one-third (33.6%) of all U.S. deaths are related to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
  • In 2007, of all Americans who died of cardiovascular diseases, 150,000 were younger than age 65.
  • Nearly 4 million people report disability from heart disease and stroke.
  • Nearly 68 million adults have high blood pressure, and about half do not have this condition under control.
  • Approximately 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year.
  • A 12–13 point reduction in average systolic blood pressure over 4 years can reduce heart disease risk by 21%, stroke risk by 37%, and risk of total cardiovascular death by 25%.
  • Focus on the ABCS to prevent heart disease and stroke—Aspirin therapy, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation.
  • Early detection saves lives.  Heart screenings, including EKG and ECHO, are the best methods of early detection of heart disease.

*For more statistics go to:  Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects offers affordable heart screenings to the public.

Have you been checked?

THANKFUL

It is the day after Thanksgiving.

The Heartfelt Cardiac Projects team spent the day

with their respective friends and families,

sharing the blessings of life and relationships.

We’d like to take this opportunitiy

to thank those who support our efforts to save more lives

from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA)

Our many volunteers who donate their time to oversee heart screening events

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The cardiologists and technicians

who volunteer their time and expertise

in administering, reviewing and analyzing EKG & ECHO results

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The companies and organizations

that donate or loan heart screening equipment and supplies

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The many schools, businesses and organizations

who provide locations so that more people can be screened

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For those who promote us

in their blogs, on Facebook, on Twitter and in so many other ways

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To the press who has been so generous

in providing us with coverage in a number of media forums

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To the foundations and corporate giving programs

who offer us monetary support throughout the year

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To the families who work tirelessly

to further this cause because their loved one’s lives were spared

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And to the families of those who in memory of loved one’s lost,

now work tirelessly to raise public awareness

of the need for affordable screenings and early detection

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It is because of you

that we have been able to steadily increase

the numbers of affordable heart screenings to the public

and save lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

A Heartfelt Thanks!

~Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES

ON GRATITUDE

“Piglet noticed

that even though

he had

a Very Small Heart,

it could hold

a rather large amount

of Gratitude.” 

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects focuses on gratitude this Thanksgiving week.

Many Blessings!

THE CIRCULATORY SONG VIDEO

THE CIRCULATORY SONG VIDEO

A fun way to learn about the circulatory system.

This video is being used as a tool to teach young people in classrooms about the circulatory system.

YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES

Early detection through heart screenings helps save lives from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA).  Heartfelt Cardiac Projects offers affordable cardiac screenings to the public.  You can help raise public awareness of this need by sharing the Heartfelt Cardiac Projects video with your social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Email, Blogs, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc . . . and by asking your connections to share as well.  Together we can raise public awareness and save lives one heart at a time!
Many Blessings!
HEARTFELT CARDIAC PROJECTS

HEART SCREENING – WHITTIER CALIFORNIA

HEART SCREENING DECEMBER 1st, 2012

WHITTIER CHIROPRACTIC, WHITTIER CALIFORNIA

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR HEART

“Your most devoted body part, taking blood and making art.”

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

wants to remind you that

early detection saves lives

from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Take care of your heart ~

Get checked!

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects helps save lives from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCA)

by striving to raise public awareness

and through early detection

by offering affordable heart screenings to the public.

UNDERSTANDING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

The Difference between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack

Sudden cardiac arrest is often confused with a heart attack. Although a prior heart attack increases one’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest, the two are quite different, with distinct risk factors, treatment options and outcomes.

Anatomy of a Heart Attack

A circulation problem of the heart causes a heart attack when one or more of the arteries delivering blood to the heart are blocked. Oxygen in the blood cannot reach the heart muscle, and the heart muscle becomes damaged. You can think of a heart attack as a “plumbing problem” in the heart.

This damage to the heart muscle can lead to disturbances of the heart’s electrical system. And a malfunction of the heart’s electrical system may cause dangerously fast heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

Anatomy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In contrast to a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is caused by an “electrical problem” in the heart. It occurs when the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) suddenly develop a rapid, irregular rhythm (ventricular fibrillation) causing the ventricles to quiver rather than contract. The chaotic quivering motion of the ventricles renders the heart an ineffective pump that can no longer supply the body and brain with oxygen.

Within seconds, the person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Only immediate emergency treatment, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and external defibrillation, can prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest. Time is key to surviving sudden cardiac arrest, with chances of survival decreasing about 10 percent every minute without defibrillation. The American Heart Association recommends defibrillation within five minutes of collapse or sooner.

THE GOOD NEWS: 

Early detection helps save lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects has devoted their work

to providing affordable heart screenings to the public.

YOU CAN HELP:

Help raise public awareness of the need for early detection.

Share this post with your social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr

and whenever possible, reblog.

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The more people we can reach ~ the more lives will be saved.

Many Blessings!

~Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

HEARTFELT CARDIAC PROJECTS: THE BLOG

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE

THE LAUNCHING OF HEARTFELT CARDIAC PROJECTS BLOG

Heartfelt Cardiac Projects is dedicated to saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) through early detection, education, and increased public awareness. Heartfelt Cardiac Projects provides comprehensive cardiac screening which includes both the Echocardiogram (ECHO — cardiac ultrasound) and the Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), which are considered the best two tools for detection of the general risks of SCA. This cardiac screening is offered for a nominal tax deductible donation, per screening or free of charge, when funding permits. SCA is the Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. A High School Athlete Dies from SCA every 3 days in the U.S. SCA is the #1 Killer of Women in the U.S. Early Detection Saves Lives!

We will be actively posting to raise public awareness, offer information, provide education, announce events and screenings and share a variety of heartfelt stories and testimonies.

YOU CAN ACTIVELY RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS

AND HELP US SAVE LIVES FROM SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Get involved with us on Facebook; Access, Like, Comment & Share:

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Follow us and repost on Twitter:  @Heartfeltholly

Follow and “like” our blog posts and comment frequently

Bloggers:  Reblog our posts as often as possible

Use our blog’s social media buttons; Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. to help us gain exposure

Contact us to inquire about a screening event in your town:

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WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL HELP US RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS BY VIEWING AND SHARING OUR VIDEO

Many Blessings!

~Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

www.heartfeltcardiacprojects.org