KRON 4 | Golf Link to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Did You Know…

Golf courses are the fifth most common place for people to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). According to the American Heart Association, a golfer is one of over 380,000 people in the United States each year to suffer from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest… and less than seven percent survive.

KRON 4_Golf & SCA9

KRON 4_Golf & SCA2

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack — They’re Different

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Sudden cardiac arrest is usually the first symptom of cardiovascular disease — especially in women. Women are 66% less likely than men to be diagnosed with heart disease before SCA strikes.

Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for 50% of cardiac deaths. Cardiac deaths are considered “sudden” if the death or cardiac arrest occurred within one hour of the onset of symptoms.

How to Be Prepared

The worst case scenario is having a cardiac event on a distant hole. On your next golf outing, it’s a good idea to do the following when you schedule your tee-off time:    Continue reading “KRON 4 | Golf Link to Sudden Cardiac Arrest”

New Guidelines for CPR

On October 18 the American Heart Association released new guidelines for CPR. The changes make it easier for people to perform CPR and save lives.  The AHA now recommends the CAB method, that is, Compressions first, then Airway, followed by Breathing.  The previous method recommended doing the compressions last – ABC (Airway, Breathing and Compressions).  For more information, go to:  www.heart.org.