QC HeartSafe Frequently Asked Questions

QC HeartSafe Frequently Asked Questions

The Quad Cities HEARTSafe Coalition’s vision is to increase bystander CPR to save more lives.

What is cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest happens when the entire heart stops beating, and can happen anywhere to anyone at any time.

How common is heart disease?

In 2015, heart disease was the leading cause of death in Iowa (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), responsible for about 24% of deaths (Iowa Department of Public Health). Most cardiac arrest happens in the home.

In 2016, 31% of cardiac patients received bystander CPR in Scott County, Iowa (MEDIC EMS). For every one-minute CPR is not performed on a person in cardiac arrest the chance of survival decreases by 10% (American Heart Association); which is why the Quad Cities HEARTSafe Coalition’s vision is to increase bystander CPR to save more lives!

News & Notices

PRESS RELEASE May 18, 2018 RE: Summer Food Safety As the warm weather months are filled with family outings, vacations, and cookouts, the Scott County Health Department would like to remind everyone to follow some simple but important food safety practices to avoid illness. To protect yourself,...
Posted: May 18, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is signing up volunteers now to provide their health data for use in thousands of health studies. This is how breakthroughs happen. You can make a difference. Learn more about how you can join the effort to help speed up health research.
Posted: May 17, 2018
The Iowa Department of Public Health has released the 2017 Annual Report for its ADPER & EH Division. You will find information related to environmental health, communicable disease, and immunization, among other topics.
Posted: May 15, 2018