October is Officially the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month

 

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), can occur to anyone, at any time and worst of all, without warning.

Sometimes normal electrical impulses in the heart unexpectedly becomes disorganized. The normally coordinated mechanical contraction of the heart muscle is lost, and ventricular fibrillation sets in  (a chaotic, quivering of the heart)

Circulation stops, unconsciousness follows then the victim will collapse and stop breathing. Without early recognition and care from a bystander, the person will die.

CPR allows a bystander to restore circulation and provide some oxygenation.

Be prepared, learn CPR today.