Heart and Stroke Foundation – Restart A Heart

In Canada, 35,000 to 45,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. More
specifically, approximately 1000 New Brunswickers die of sudden cardiac arrest
each year. Currently the odds of survival for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are
only five percent. Defibrillation when used with CPR can improve cardiac arrest
survival rates up to 75% if delivered in the first few minutes. These facts are the
impetus for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s Restart A Heart
initiative.

The goal of the Restart A Heart initiative is to help improve the survival rate of
sudden cardiac arrests in New Brunswick by providing the funding necessary to
place more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public buildings in New
Brunswick communities, and provide the training required to use them. Research
shows that the more AEDs are made available, the more lives are saved as a
result.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s Restart A Heart initiative will
provide funding for AEDs and in partnership with the New Brunswick Emergency
Medical Services (NBEMS), will ensure that the necessary training and program
registration is provided.

To apply for a Restart A Heart grant please complete the PDF application form. It can be downloaded here. Heart and Stroke Foundation – Restart A Heart – Application Form.

Questions may be directed to:

Amanda Ring
Resuscitation Coordinator
Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
1-800-663-3600
1-506-634-1620
aring@hsf.nb.ca

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