2021 American Heart Month: Bringing Awareness To AEDs For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

2021 American Heart Month: Bringing Awareness To AEDs For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

February 16, 2021

February 2021 marks American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most ethnic and racial groups.

2021 Statistics About Heart Disease

Here are some 2021 statistics about heart disease:
•  One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from heart disease.
•  About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year.
•  One in every four deaths is a result of heart disease.

Lifeline AED For The Treatment Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

At Defibtech, we are dedicated to increasing survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Our vision is to lead explosive growth in Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage and transform pre-hospital treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.

Why are we so passionate about saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest? According to Parent Heart Watch, sudden cardiac arrest affects 365,000 people per year across the United States. Less than 10% of these people survive. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires COMBINED.

How To Save Someone Who Is Suffering From Cardiac Arrest

The only way to save someone who is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is with immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the quick shock of an AED Defibrillator. This is where we help. Defibtech has deployed more than 400,000 AED units globally and has drawn accolades for its commitment to saving lives by producing the best AEDs medical technology can offer. Our AEDs can be found in airports, airplanes, public transportation, schools, office buildings, gyms,  healthcare facilities, waterway vessels, emergency vehicles, and more!

How Can I Prevent Death From Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

You might be asking yourself, “What are some things I can do, to help prevent death from heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest?” Here is what you can do:

• DO NOT ignore the symptoms. Common heart disease and heart attack symptoms include:
   o Chest discomfort
   o Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, the neck, the jaw, or the stomach
   o Shortness of breath
   o Breaking out in a cold sweat
   o Nausea 
   o Lightheadedness 
• Take a First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Class
• Raise the awareness of AEDs. AEDs should be everywhere including:
   o Schools
   o Office Buildings
   o Religious Institutions 
   o Gyms
   o Government Buildings
   o Anywhere where people gather

By listening to the potential symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest, getting trained in First Aid/CPR/AED, and raising awareness about AEDs we all can prevent more people from dying from sudden cardiac arrest. 

To learn more about Defibtech and to join us on our quest to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest, visit www.Defibtech.com.