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Fight against sudden cardiac death

Baunatal, Germany

Fight against sudden cardiac death

Baunatal, Germany

We want to counteract sudden cardiac death with our project. In our courses designed for this purpose, we show citizens how to act correctly in such a situation and thus lose the fear of doing the wrong thing.

DRK OV Baunatal from Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Ortsverein Baunatal | 
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About this project

"SUDDEN HEART DEATH"

In Germany, sudden cardiac death is the number one cause of death, with over 100,000 deaths a year.
In general, men are affected three times more often than women. Young, apparently healthy people are also increasingly affected.
Furthermore, sudden cardiac death can occur anywhere, during sports, at home and also at work.
We want to counteract sudden cardiac death with our project.
In our courses designed for this purpose, we show citizens how to act correctly in such a situation and thus lose the fear of doing the wrong thing.
There's only one thing you can do wrong and that's "nothing to do"

It can happen at any time
Affected people suddenly fall or collapse, and loss of consciousness occurs.
! Now every second counts!
Sudden cardiac death is the result of severe
Arrhythmia. The most common are ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) and ventricular flutter.
The heart beats chaotically and at too high a frequency and no longer in the normal sinus rhythm. The heart can no longer transport blood and oxygen to the vital organs and brain. The victim passes out and dies within minutes.
The following two factors are essential for the survival of the person affected:
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because it replaces the pumping function of the heart and supplies the body with oxygen.
Normalization of the heart rhythm through an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Those affected have the best possible chance of survival if CPR is performed immediately and a defibrillator is used within 3 minutes. This increases the chances of survival up to 80%.
After just 3 minutes, if there is a lack of oxygen, the brain cells begin to die. Thus the chances of survival decrease rapidly, namely by about 10 - 12% per minute. Without help, those affected have little chance of survival.
If help is given but CPR is not performed, survivors suffer serious, irreversible brain damage.
Without help, those affected have little chance of survival.
If help is given but CPR is not performed, survivors suffer serious, irreversible brain damage.
!! Why is CPR so important !!
Unconscious people are always at risk of cardiac arrest. Therefore, action must be taken as soon as possible.
Activities:
Make or make emergency call 112 (if you have not already done so).
30x cardiac massage.
2x breath donation.
Carry out cardiac massage and breathing alternately until the emergency services arrive or the person concerned begins to breathe normally again.