In an effort to treat sudden cardiac arrest, one of Cayman’s worst life-threatening medical emergencies, Marcus Cumber the owner of Lobster Pot have joined the Cayman Heart Fund’s initiative to install automated external defibrillator machines (AED) in places where the general public frequent.
Lobster Pot is a family owned and operated over 50 years is giving back to the community have donated 1 AED unit purchased from Cayman Heart Fund for Montessori By the Sea. This gesture was appreciated as it provides a sense of security in the event of an emergency.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. Often, this is caused by ventricular fibrillation (VF). VF is an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system, and when this occurs blood stops pumping to the brain, heart, and the rest of your vital organs. Bystanders who promptly begin CPR and defibrillation can keep oxygenated blood flowing throughout the body and preserve life.
Although sudden cardiac death (SCD) is shocking and leaves its mark on survivors, regardless of the age of the victim, it’s particularly tragic when school-aged children are the victims of SCD. The scars left by SCD on families, schools, and communities can be profound. Here at Cayman Heart Fund we’re doing our best to raise awareness about SCA and to advocate for AEDs in the home, on the job, and in our schools. Thanks to Marcus Cumber owner of Lobster Pot Montessori by the sea will be prepared in the event of an emergency.
The Cayman Heart Fund continues to appeal to businesses, schools, homeowners and public entities to prepare, protect and prevent deaths from cardiovascular disease. For more information on AED installation and training, please contact the Cayman Heart Fund at (345) 916-6324, alternatively via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.