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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 4, 2019 02:28 PM
From: Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution recognizing October 2019 as "Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month"
I will soon be introducing a resolution recognizing October 2019 as “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month”.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the largest cause of natural death in the United States, responsible for half of the heart disease deaths, and is the number one killer of student athletes, and the leading cause of death on school campuses.

There is a critical need to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and educate people about prevention strategies and how to take immediate action in the case of a cardiac emergency.

Every hour of every day we lose a child to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and the majority of those deaths are attributed to detectable and treatable heart conditions that went undiagnosed due to the limited scope of standard sports physicals and well-child check-ups.

Please join me in sponsoring this resolution recognizing October 2019 as "Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month".

Introduced as HR580