Saving Law Enforcement Lives
Law Enforcement Officers live on average 20 years less than the average civilian. Law Enforcement Officers have 30-70 times greater risk of dying of sudden cardiac death during an altercation. We want to make sure that people that risk their lives live as long as 9-5ers.
•The average age of a Law Enforcement Officer who has suffered a heart attack is 49 years old, compared to 67 years of age for the general population
•Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease is 170% higher
•Acute and chronic psychological stress (double the rate of depression, Harley 2011)
•Sudden physical exertion
•Shift work (we are programmed to sleep in the dark)
HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CUT YOUR CHANCES OF DYING FROM A HEART ATTACK BY 300 PERCENT?
AHA Study 2016
•A study of 9,500 middle –aged men and women found that 45% of them had a Heart Attack and didn’t know it (silent Heart Attack)
•They were 3 times more likely to die from a silent heart attack
•34% more likely to die from any cause
•Echocardiogram if necessary
•Ask Lieutenant Robert Scott
How many of you would like to prevent the first Heart Attack?
•Coronary Artery Calcium Score
How can we prevent Strokes?
Did you know?
•80% of Stroke victims never had a warning sign.
•75% of Stroke victims were unaware they had a Carotid Blockage.
•One year after suffering a stroke, 2/3 of survivors can be left with the following functional deficits:
Non-invasive and painless, using sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain while detecting plaque
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Two thirds of people with a ruptured Aneurysm are unaware they have an Aneurysm and carries a 95% mortality
A simple Abdominal Sonogram can pick this up
Elective aneurysm repair has a 95% success rate
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
A painless, quick, risk-free ultrasound scan can diagnose an AAA and accurately measure its size to determine the need for treatment
DON'T BE A VICTIM
Screenings can cut Strokes by 80%
Screenings can cut deaths by Heart Attack in half