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Nov 09, 2019

Cardiac Arrest is the most common cause of sudden death (for people of ALL ages)

At all ages, compared to other causes of sudden death, the chance of dying from Sudden Cardiac Arrest is higher.

Let's start with some benchmarks:
  • Your odds of dying in a fire this year are just 1 in 115,800 (still, most businesses and organizations have multiple fire extinguishers)

  • Your odds of dying from gunfire this year are 1 in 22,400 (still, guns are one of the most debated political topics)

  • Your odds of dying in a motor vehicle accident this year are 1 in 8,100 (still, we don't want our loved ones to ride in car without the latest safety features)

  • Your combined odds of dying from a fire, gunfire, or a motor vehicle crash are 1 in 5,700...

No matter your age, the chance of dying from Sudden Cardiac Arrest is higher:

  • If you are less than 40 years old, your odds of dying from SCA this year are 1 in 4,300

  • If you are 40 to 60 years old, your odds of dying from SCA this year are 1 in 700

  • If you are 60 to 80 years old, your odds of dying from SCA this year are 1 in 400

  • If you are more than 80 years old, your odds of dying from SCA this year are 1 in 100

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