Every year in the US, Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims 8,800 children(under 18 years old) and 401,500 adults according to the
American Heart Association. That's more than 26 children and over 1000 adults every single day. Currently survival rates are 10 percent for adults and only 5 percents fo children.
Together we can make a difference and reduce the number of deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest by increasing public awareness,
increasing the number of CPR trained people, strategically place more AEDs in our communities and increasing EKG heart screenings of our youth.
Statistics on this page were from the American Heart Association (AHA) and were recently released in its Heart Disease and stroke statistics-2014 Update, published in circulation online in December 2013 and in print in January 2014.