Generalization of defibrillators: there is urgency!

ardiac arrest cause 50,000 deaths each year. Against this scourge, the quick use of defibrillators could save many lives. Must be able to access…

Nearly 110 people die each day of cardiac arrest. Facing this vital emergency, every minute that passes reduces the survival rate of 10%. To react quickly and well, better training to first aid actions and quick access to a simple external cardiac defibrillator for use are essential.

Generalization of defibrillators

Objective: Save 10,000 lives a year
Cardio-respiratory arrest is responsible in France from 40 to 50 000 deaths per year. Faced with this scourge and in case of ventricular fibrillation, the issuance of an adequate rapid electrical shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. In the absence of support in less than 10 minutes, the chances of survival are stabilisation. On the other hand, if the victim receives an electric shock during the first minute, they are greater than 90%. And in 70% of cases of cardiac arrest, witnesses are present and may act. It to access to use simple solutions. Continue reading “Generalization of defibrillators: there is urgency!”

First national plan to combat cardiovascular disease

First dated, this three-year plan is an unparalleled scale. With a budget of 30 million to€ uros, the Ministry of health proposes to reduce 20% of cardiovascular diseases over the next ten years.

Although his following a skiing accident, the Minister of health Bernard Kouchner has plans of public health at the speed of a sprinter. This time, the France is developing the first national program of cardiovascular risk reduction. And the Minister the announcement clearly: “if we should remember that a public health plan, this would be it!”.

First national plan to combat cardiovascular disease

Public health priority
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in France with almost 180 000 deaths per year. No fewer than 120,000 people are treated each year for myocardial infarction and 130 000 for a stroke. And 20 million people are affected by these diseases prevention approaches. The origin of this carnage, the risk factors are identified: tobacco, physical inactivity and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, too high levels of lipids in the blood. The new national program proposes to consider prevention as a whole. Continue reading “First national plan to combat cardiovascular disease”