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Be Aware - Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Deadly!

Be Aware - Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is Deadly!

4th Sep 2015

In preparation for next month's Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) awareness campaign, Foremost Medical Equipment would like to share some insight on how everyone can understand their risk to SCA and what we can all do to prevent it. SCA is a serious disease that kills over 350,000 Americans each year - more than lung cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined! Take some time to learn about SCA and please give us a call if you have questions regarding the devices and training Foremost provides to combat this deadly disease.

1. Evaluate your risk factors, such as a family history of heart disease, previous heart attack or heart failure, and chest pain.

2. Create a list of questions to ask your doctor and make an appointment to discuss and assess your risk.

3. If ordered by your doctor, take one or more of the following diagnostic tests: echocardiogram, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray, exercise test or cardiac catheterization.

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4. If you are at risk of SCA, discuss all potential treatment options with your physician, including the potential benefits of owning an AED or having an ICD.

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Don't forget - Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone regardless of age, race or gender. Take SCA seriously, it might just save someone’s life.

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