Why Are AEDs Important During SCA?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Can Happen Anywhere to Anyone Airports, schools, and workplaces — SCA has struck at all of them. Think it can’t happen to you? Check out our story on athlete and SCA survivor Rob Seymour. Rob, an avid runner, was just 26 when he collapsed soon after finishing the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia in 2015. Moments after Rob’s collapse, a nearby team of...

Treating SCA: Why is Response Time So Critical

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Requires Immediate Action for Survival Before we tie the final red ribbon around our Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month package next week, we thought we’d take a moment to review why response time is so critical to SCA survival rates. More than 356,000 adults die each year after suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and with each minute that goes by,...

What’s the Difference Between SCA and a Heart Attack?

What, exactly, is sudden cardiac arrest? Well, for starters, it’s probably not what you think it is. You’ve almost certainly used the expression “Oh my goodness! You nearly gave me a heart attack!” But in all likelihood, what you really meant was, “Good grief, don’t sneak up on me like that! I nearly experienced sudden cardiac arrest!”  Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it,...