By now, we all should know that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) does not discriminate; fit or lazy, fat or thin, old or young - anytime, anywhere SCA could strike and your best chance of survival is having CPR performed and better yet a defibrillator at the ready.
This was all too familiar at a primary school in California where an 8 year old child's heart stopped beating.
Two teachers performed CPR before the child was collected by an ambulance and received a shock from a defibrillator - thankfully, in this case the little girl, Karla survived.
Karla didn't know it, but had an underlying condition called Long QT syndrome which is an electrical problem with the heart that puts people, kids and adults at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
Her parents want a greater awareness of CPR along with mandatory CPR training in all Californian schools.
Congratulations to the teacher's who kept this little girl's heart pumping until medics arrived. We also think all schools should have a defibrillator available so there is no need to wait for an ambulance to arrive for the heart to receive a shock.
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