Cardiac arrest is a reality feared by everyone, however people suffering from a form of cardiomyopathy are at greater risk than the general population. This dramatic event can happen suddenly, but thanks to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the defibrillator, we can save lives and reduce the consequences of a lack of oxygenation to the brain and other vital organs.
Learning CPR is not just an act of civility; it is a gesture of love towards those we care about. These maneuvers, although simple, require knowledge and practice to perform correctly. The CPR course offered by AICARM APS provides the skills necessary to intervene effectively in critical situations.
Participating in these courses means being ready to save the life of a loved one, or another person, in these difficult and frightening situations. In addition to CPR, the course also includes the use of the Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), a fundamental tool for re-establishing a regular heart rhythm.
Stories like those of Ginevra (from Il Cuore Grande) and Gaia (read his story here) show how timely intervention by trained people can make the difference between life and death. These “angels”, as we call them, are ordinary people who have chosen to be ready to help. You don't need wings, they aren't necessary, you just need hands ready to compress the chest and replace the heart function when necessary.
Brain damage from lack of oxygenation begins to occur within minutes of cardiac arrest. With cardiac massage we can prevent this damage and keep the heart "awake", making it more receptive to the subsequent use of the AED while waiting for the ambulance and specialized healthcare personnel to arrive.
AICARM APS invites all family members of patients with cardiomyopathy to participate in these courses, not only to increase their skills but also to join the army of angels ready to protect and save lives. Participation requires only comfortable clothing and a willingness to learn.
Together, we can make a difference and protect those with cardiomyopathy with greater safety and care.
Life can depend on our hands; let's learn to use them to save lives.