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Feel the Rhythm – How the Human Heart Works

Feel the Rhythm – How the Human Heart Works

The human heart is the most important muscle in the body. From before you’re born until the end of your life, it works tirelessly to supply every organ in your body with oxygen-rich blood to keep them healthy and functioning normally.  As the core functioning muscle...

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

The leading cause of death in the United States is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which claims the lives of over 350,000 people every year. That’s an average of one death every 90 seconds. While those who have already experienced a heart attack are more likely to be...

The Basics: Five BLS Questions Answered

The Basics: Five BLS Questions Answered

What is BLS? Basic Life Support (BLS) is a type of care that medical professionals, first responders, and others in health and safety provide to patients experiencing a medical emergency such as cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association refers to it as “the...

The Shocking Need for AED

The Shocking Need for AED

Sudden cardiac arrest kills almost half a million people every year in the United States, and is the leading cause of death in Americans over 40. Different from heart attacks, which result from arterial issues like plaque buildup and blockages, cardiac arrest is an...

The Startling Statistics of Cardiac Arrest in the USA

The Startling Statistics of Cardiac Arrest in the USA

Most Americans put in at least some effort in our day to day lives to prevent untimely death. We avoid carcinogens, we buckle our seatbelts, we shield ourselves from contagions, and every home has smoke detectors to warn us in case of a fire. Yet all of these well...

CPR By The Numbers: Take A Class, Save A Life

CPR By The Numbers: Take A Class, Save A Life

As soon as you see chest compressions, you immediately you know what’s happening and why. The most basic steps of CPR are universally recognized. TV and movies love to thrill us with some (highly dramatized) version in intense, white-knuckle moments and...