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Understanding that cardiac arrest is an electrical issue and different that a heart attack

Methods of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screenings in Young Athletes

There is a direct correlation between sudden cardiac arrest and heart arrhythmias like Atrial Fibrillation. Learn more about AFib and how to address this potentially devastating heart disease.

Many people have questions about how to use an AED when someone around them has had a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Using an AED in conjunction with timely CPR can significantly increase survival rates in individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

SCA is defined as the sudden and unexpected loss of a regular heart rhythm that immediately results in collapse and loss of consciousness. SCA in young people, while rare, is the No. 1 cause of death in young sports players in the US. Approximately 2000 youth under 25 years old die of SCA a year.

A Heart Attack is Different than a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Know the difference so you know how to respond to these medical emergencies. Be prepared to respond by knowing CPR and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) while waiting for EMS to arrive.

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

Sudden cardiac arrest rates go up at higher altitudes. What you need to know for your next ski trip to Colorado?

When you learn CPR, there are many benefits; not only to the victim, but also to you, perhaps your loved ones, and your community. If you give CPR in a timely manner, the victim has a much greater likelihood of surviving because of your efforts. 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes well over 400,000 people per year in the US and less than 10% survive. It’s important to be aware of several risk factors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and early detection can be crucial to survival. Learn the risk factors for SCA and how to respond properly using CPR and an AED.

Learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and what you can do to Save a Life!

Did you know that anyone can use a Defibrillator?  That's right; they are not only for firefighters or paramedics. In fact, they are available for the general public to use. You don’t necessarily need any training to use an AED defibrillator

When we join together in a common cause, miracles happen!  Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the country’s number one leading cause of death, and it’s preventable with your help.  There are so many ways to partner with Starting Hearts to save precious lives; and we welcome collaboration with our community.

Ever wondered what an AED is? This article explains what an AED is, how important it is to a sudden cardiac arrest victim, and most importantly, how to use it.

A Community Thrives Fundraiser Campaign!
A Community Thrives Fundraiser Campaign!

Starting Hearts is excited to participate in A Community Thrives Fundraising Campaign! Supported by USA Today (Gannett Foundation), A Community Thrives is a grant making and crowd funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and offers an opportunity for a chance for us to receive grants to teach our lifesaving programs to children and adults alike.

Starting Monday, July 19, 2021 until August 13, 2021, our community will come together to support our work by donating funds and helping us qualify for grants up to $100K. To qualify we must meet a fundraising goal from our own network. Please help us raise funds and qualify for this amazing opportunity with your donation online. All donations must use A Community Thrives Starting Hearts website:

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