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HEARTSafe and HeartRescue

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  1. 1. Fully 50% of men and women in western society with serious coronary artery diseaseexperience their first signs of the disease in a dramatic way—sudden cardiac arrest.Whether a victim lives or dies at this point depends on whether the collapse iswitnessed, if the people who are there are trained and WILLING to perform CPR, andwhether the arrest has occurred in a system that can bring about early arrival ofneeded resources and execution of evidence based (timely) interventions.Many have recognized the need to improve community systems of emergencycardiovascular care to optimize patient survival. The "Chain of Survival" represents thecurrent approach to improving recognition, response, care and outcomes.Decades later, this same systematic, organized, coordinated effort in a communityremains the strongest recommendation the resuscitation community can make to savemore people from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (although I have no business being a“representative of the collective opinion” of the resuscitation community).The central question to be answered is whether a community’s system exploitsresources and implements measures and strategies to achieve optimal (and attainable)patient survival.
  2. 2. I find that there are numerous systems where implementation of modifications aimed atoptimizing treatment for patients has lead to improved outcomes for critical out-of-hospital patients. I believe that concepts and programs such as the Heart Rescueprogram and HEARTSafe Communities are essential frameworks for utilization by anygroup looking to advance related strategies to improve survival, systems and quality oflife.Programs like Heart Rescue and HEARTSafe Communities deliver dynamic message ofhope — the hope of saving lives.

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