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[Herald Journal, August 16, 2010]   “Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) affects 300,000 people each year, and the chances of survival are dismal,” according to Charles Lick, MD, emergency medical director for Allina Medical Transportation and Buffalo Hospital's Emergency Department. Unless victims are provided with adequate aid in a timely fashion—ideally CPR and a shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the first three to five minutes—SCA is almost always fatal.
August 17, 2010