National Wear Red Day is Feb. 6 so wear RED for heart disease awareness! Why? 1 in 3 women die of heart disease or stroke each year that is 1 every 30 minutes!! Information and science says 80% is preventable!
along with wearing red please read on and take a CPR class. If you have never decided to learn CPR the following facts might frighten you into taking a short class. Does a person around you at home work or play know what to do if you have an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)?
The odds – what are they? American Heart Association – Sept. 2014
– “Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
– Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
– Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
– Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
– A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.“
-Seventy-nine percent of the lay public are confident that they know what actions to take in a medical emergency; 60% are familiar with CPR.
-An estimated 83.6 million American adults (>1 in 3) have greater than or 1 type of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Of these, 42.2 million are estimated to be greater than 60 years of age.
-By 2030, 43.9% of the US population is projected to have some form of CVD.
Improvements in the rates of telephone- assisted bystander CPR (BCPR), in survival and good neurologic outcome after OHCA are real.