October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month - an opportunity to educate the public about sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. Approximately 300,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur each year. Implementing the following increases the chances of survival:
During the month of October the Iowa Heart Foundation is hosting a social media challenge to raise awareness about AEDs and their locations. To participate, find an AED at work, school, or anywhere in the community and take a picture. Next post your picture on social media providing a brief description of its location, including the city. Tag us - Iowa Heart Foundation - and use #IowaAEDs. TEN winners will be drawn for an Iowa Has Heart t-shirt!