Immediate action is critical to surviving cardiac arrest

December 31, 2016

We commend Michael Andreola for his insights in “What to Look for in Nonprofits” (Dec. 27 Perspectives). The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit based in Pittsburgh, is a lean, effective organization that works relentlessly to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save lives. Sudden cardiac arrest — when the heart unexpectedly stops beating — affects about 1,000 people of all ages each day in the U.S. On average, only 10 percent of victims survive. Beloved actress Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday, appears to be one of its most recent victims.

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– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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