Cardiac Arrest

Did you know...

Each year, approximately 350,000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) or sudden death; approximately 90% of persons who experience an OHCA die.

Without a uniform and reliable method of data collection, communities cannot measure the effectiveness of their response systems, nor can they assess the impact of interventions designed to improve OHCA survival.

The MHCA’s Executive director serves as the Mississippi State Coordinator for the CARES registry, working with participating EMS agencies and hospitals to see how we can improve emergency cardiac treatments across the state.

MHCA pays for the CARES registry in Mississippi, contributing to ongoing resuscitation research. Reporting at the state and local levels can enable state and local public health and EMS agencies to coordinate their efforts to target improving emergency response for OHCA events which can lead to improvement in OHCA survival rates.