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Did you know?

· Coronary heart disease is America's No. 1 killer!
· In the US, Coronary Heart Disease is responsible
for over 400,000 deaths each year.
· Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes immediately
and without warning.
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Over 400,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Most cardiac arrests are due to an abnormal heart rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation (VF). Left untreated, death follows within minutes of sudden cardiac arrest. Defibrillation is the only known therapy for VF. AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are now being used in the public setting by non-medically trained citizens to save lives. For every minute that someone remains in VF their chance of survival decreases 10% - but with your help, we can make a difference!

Miami Fire-Rescue is in a unique position to educate Miami citizens and businesses about the benefits of having AED's in public places such as businesses, homes, and schools. We are also available to assist with AED training, placement, and program management. We have already begun this process in numerous City-owned buildings.

So come on and join our “TEAM for LIFE”!

View letter from Miami Mayor Manny Diaz


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