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

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.There have been no cases of illness associated with this outbreak in Iowa; however, Iowans are included in the nationwide safety alert...
Posted: November 20, 2018
Elevator modernization starting Wednesday, November 14, 2018 may increase elevator wait times, until completion in January 2019. Regularly check this webpage for status updates. Affected offices and departments on floors 3-6 of the Administrative Center include Health Department, Community Services...
Posted: October 31, 2018
Opportunity Atlas is a new data tool available to tell the story of how social determinants of health such as parental income, race, and gender impact children’s outcomes in adulthood. Are their future earnings impacted? Do these factors impact their likelihood of being incarcerated? Click the...
Posted: October 5, 2018