SCAA's Shock Waves Newsletter

SCAA is proud to announce that our newsletter was redesigned and renamed in the Spring 2011.  Shock Waves offers a plethora of information about the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and heart health. Download any past or current issue of Shock Waves below.

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SCAA On the Radio

SCAA Discusses SCA on NPR Radio

SCA Videos

These video programs provide important details about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and AED programs.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest PSA

Sudden Cardiac Arrest PSA (15 second version)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest PSA (30 second version)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest PSA (60 second version)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest PSA (Longer Interview)

Compression Only CPR – How to Video

You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Short – CPR Demonstration Video (30 seconds)

This 30-second demonstration video shows how to respond in an emergency by calling 911 and performing hands-only CPR

Learn how YOU can save a life in an easy two-minute CPR lesson from SCAA Medical Advisor Dr. Ben Abella

Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association has launched a new public education piece called "Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest." The video is currently available on YouTube. Having trouble viewing the video? Try copy/pasting this URL into your browser:

Standalone versions of "Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest" are available for free to use in your advocacy efforts.

Please select the appropriate file format below:

"Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest" - Windows Media - (21.1 MB)
This video is playable with Windows Media Player or any compatible movie viewer. Choose this format to show the video on a computer.

"Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest" - DVD Image File - (461.6 MB)
A DVD image is a virtual copy of an existing disc. Download this file to create a video disc that will be playable in any DVD player. A DVD writer is required to create a usable disc from this file. Follow the instructions below to create a "Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest" DVD. Please note: this is a very large file and may take some time to download.

  1. Download the file to an easy-to-access place on your computer.
  2. Insert a blank DVD into your DVD writer.
  3. Open the disc burning software of your choice (e.g., Nero, Alcohol).
  4. Locate the option in your software for burning an image to disc. Note: you MUST select the "burn image to disc" method. The disc will not be created correctly if the file is copied to the disc using any other method. If you're not sure if your disc burning software supports image writing, try using ImgBurn, a free, easy-to-use disc-burning application.
  5. Navigate to the downloaded DVD image and follow the on-screen instructions to create your DVD.

Granite State Chapter Leader Produces TV Special
Dr. Paul Sansone, leader of the Granite State Chapter of SCAA, and his wife Mary have created a television program that aims to make the public aware of a disease that has followed Paul's family for generations.

Along with New Hampshire Public Television, the Sansone family hopes to raise awareness of congenital long QT syndrome. Click here to view the special.

Note: Dr. Sansone's program is the second segment of three. To skip directly to the long QT segment, click the second yellow dot in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

Heart Library

The difference between a pacemaker and ICD Video

You can find out more about the heart by browsing through this interactive heart video library  provided by St. Jude Medical.

HEARTISTRY - The Art of Caring for Your Heart
The HEARTISTRY patient education DVD, provided courtesy of Boston Scientific, offers an overview of heart and blood vessel basics, conditions, tests and treatment options.

To Protect and Save: Law Enforcement Early Defibrillator Programs
The Rochester, Minnesota police department's AED program has allowed them to improve their sudden cardiac arrest survivor rate to about 50 percent, an astounding testament to the success of the program.

See What's Inside

Surf through your arteries on a journey deep inside your body and see how risk factors like high levels of bad cholesterol, smoking, and high blood pressure help contribute to the development and progression of atherosclerosis. The Artery Explorer movie takes you on a journey through your arteries to reveal the science of the disease like you've never seen before.

Artery Explorer: The Movie - Windows Media - (163.9 Mb)

Worried About Having to Use an AED?

Watch the videos below to discover how easy it is to save a life with an automated external deifibrillator.

Be Red Cross Ready – CPR Training and More

The Be Red Cross Ready program offers comprehensive training videos for emergency situations such as Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Click here to access the training videos and supplemental information.

February is Heart Month:

Take a Listen to SCAA’s Radio News Release

Seconds Save Lives

With EMS Week just around the corner, the nation’s emergency physicians are launching a campaign called “Seconds Save Lives” to educate the public about what to do in an emergency. The brochure includes safety tips as well as signs and symptoms of medical emergencies for adults and children. It makes recommendations on when to call for help (EMS or 911) and what actions to take while waiting for help to arrive.

Download the Seconds Save Lives brochure by clicking here

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