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Cardiac Arrest Recovery & Returning Home

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States and Canada.    When someone suffers cardiac arrest, their heart stops beating, and they can no longer breathe effectively.    If cardiac arrest is not treated within minutes, the person will die.   Fortunately, cardiac arrest is reversible if it is treated…

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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.…