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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

Measles has been identified in Iowa. Information about measles, the MMR shot, and resources is available on the SCHD webpages.
Posted: April 16, 2019
The Scott County Emergency Management Agency will be working with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army & Quad City CERT Volunteers to distribute bottled water & cleanup kits to residents that are being affected by the flood. Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding,...
Posted: April 11, 2019
April 2019 Flood Resources from Scott County EMA. https://www.floods2019.iowa.gov Potable Water Distribution Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding, and don’t have access to clean, potable water, are eligible to received donated bottled water. Find full information about...
Posted: April 11, 2019