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Types of Defibrillators

Types of Defibrillators CLEAR!! When thinking of defibrillators, you probably imagine a hospital TV drama that is using the famous paddles to revive someone in cardiac arrest. The doctor shouts ‘clear’ and everyone stands back and waits for the device to work its magic. (Did you know there is actually a lot done incorrectly on…

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Why cardiac arrest happens

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 35,000 to 45,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest each year with a frequency of roughly 1 per 1000 people 35 years of age or older per year. Sadly, the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest (outside of a hospital) is approximately 5 percent.…

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The Top Heart Health Myths BUSTED!

The Top Heart Health Myths BUSTED! When it comes to improving our heart health (or our overall health) there is a lot of overlapping, conflicting, and confusing information available to us. Some people say that certain forms of exercise are guaranteed to improve your heart health, others deny it. Some websites explain blood pressure one…