Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD! World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and […]
What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?” How well do you know your own heart?
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) and strokes remain the leading cause of death globally. A 2015 report by American Heart Association (AHA) confirms previous estimates by the World Heath Organization (WHO) and other leading heart-health researchers that 17.3 million people die each year worldwide from CVD’s and strokes. This represents over 30% of total global deaths, more […]
70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency and as 88% of these types of emergencies occur, we all need to be prepared to save a life with CPR skills. Providing CPR in the first few minutes can triple a victim's chance of survival. Public support of CPR education classes is rapidly […]
We’ve all seen it in the movies, the hero or heroine pumps away at the chest of anunconscious person and, miraculously, minutes later the dying person is revived. Of course, real life isn't like that. Nevertheless, timely and effective CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death for somebody who has […]
Here's a thought .. did you know that, whilst you're reading this, 2 people will be killed and about 500 will suffer a disabling injury. The costs incurred in their medical care will amount to approximately $13,020,000. On average, there are 14 unintentional-injury deaths and about 3,000 disabling injuries every hour! First Aid classes can […]