How Henderson, NV Leads Nation in Cardiac Arrest Survivability Rates

01/03/2012
By Scott Vivier, Division Chief - EMS, City of Henderson Fire Department Today, in the United States, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) will take more adult lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, auto accidents, AIDS, firearms and house fires combined. This killer strikes without warning and, unless immediate specific actions are taken, a person’s chance of survival is next to zero. Fortunately, the treatment options for this disease are rapidly evolving, and the proper implementation of certain treatment strategies by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers has allowed communities across the United States to achieve survival rates as high as 50%. One community tha...

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