ARREST Trial

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What is the ARREST Clinical Trial

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Participation in the ARREST Trial

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ARREST Trial Background

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Resources

LIfe After SCA                                            lifeaftersca.org                                  

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation            sca-aware.org

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association            suddencardiacarrest.org

Parent Heart Watch                                   parentheartwatch.org 

MN SCA Survivors Network                        mnscasurvivor.org

Mended Hearts                                          mendedhearts.org

Ask the ICD                                               asktheicd.com

MN Resuscitation Consortium                    mrc.umn.edu and learnCPRnow.org

HeartRescue Project                                  heartrescueproject.org

Hands Only CPR                                        handsonlycpr.org

American Heart Association                      heart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute   nhlbi.nih.gov

Cardiac Arrest Awareness

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an electrical malfunction of the heart that is immediate, and unexpected. This loss of heart function disrupts its pumping,  which in turns stops blood flow to the rest of your body.

SCA is NOT a heart attack. A heart attack is when a blockage in the arteries supplying the heart limits blood flow to a portion of the heart. A heart attack can however trigger an electrical malfunction that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.

If not treated immediately, SCA can cause sudden cardiac death. Beginning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or chest compressions can improve the chances of survival until emergency personnel arrive.