Time is the enemy for victims of SCA. If the heart is fibrillating or quivering, there is no blood flow to the heart, brain or other vital organs. Death approaches quickly. Immediate CPR and defibrillation is the key to stop the abnormal heart rhythm. CPR is a bridge or holding mechanism to maintain some blood […]
No, but during and after a heart attack the electrical circuitry may be compromised and cause the heart to fibrillate or quiver. This is a dangerously erratic rhythm that can cause unconsciousness and death if not treated with effective CPR and early defibrillation with an AED.
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. It’s a very simple to use device (about the size of a laptop) that is used to shock the heart of a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest to return the heart to a normal rhythm. Sudden cardiac arrest usually occurs in adults and is a leading cause of […]