Defibrillators can both monitor and regulate heartbeats. The heart uses electrical impulses to contract the muscles surrounding the organ to pump oxygenated blood to other tissues. The heart does this by polarizing its pacemaker. The depolarization is what makes the heart contract and produces the PQRST (Figure 1) wave form that can be read on an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine. The ECG actually measures the electrical impulse and not the physical contraction of the heart.
At the age of 55, Ralph Polanec, was taken from this world when he suffered from sudden cardiac arrest. As Ralph laid helplessly on the gym floor in Washington, D.C., fellow gym members came to his rescue (so they thought), only to realize that the automated external defibrillator (AED) would not turn on. The staff of the gym soon recognized that the AED’s batteries were removed when they lost their charge and were never replaced. Polanec lost his life too soon and it could have easily been avoided.
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To most of us, the odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in a million. However, the actual statistic as reported by National Geographic is that there is a 1 in 3000 chance of getting struck by lightning in your life.
BSAA, the only youth baseball and softball Park in the Bellevue community, lost their AED in the 2010 flood that drenched the city of Nashville causing billions of dollars in damage. BSAA knows the importance of having an AED but did not have the funds to purchase a new one after repairing the damaged facilities.