EARLY DETECTION IS THE KEY

DID YOU KNOW . . .

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women

and kills 10 times more women than breast cancer?

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Early Detection Saves Lives.

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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.

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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!

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