Caja Rural de Soria presents the project of co-financing of the defibrillators in diverse town halls in the province of Soria. Town halls can submit an application through the form that can be downloaded here.
We keep going forward in the cardio-protection programme and, therefore, we are launching a mobile application that enables the user to locate the closest defibrillator to them while in Soria. This app also provides you a diet and exercises that prevent cardiovascular diseases. Download the app here.
Caja Rural de Soria engages in a pioneering programme at national level. It consists of the development and implementation of comprehensive cardiological protection plans through the placement of semiautomatic external defibrillators in the cash dispenser areas of the Caja Rural office net.
In Spain the number of sudden cardiac deaths amounts to 25,000 people, 40% of whom do not arrive to the hospital alive. In total, 90% of sudden cardiac deaths happen outside the hospital. In 2007, in Soria, 275 people were admitted in the ICU due to acute cardiovascular problems.
The incidence of cardiac arrests of any cause occurred out of the hospital exceeds 50,000 cases per year in Spain. But less than half of the people affected are treated, of whom less than the 10% receive a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation that allows them to return to their homes to lead a productive life.
These poor results have changed very little in the last few years despite the major investment in material and human resources by regional and state authorities. Therefore, the resuscitation after a cardiac arrest still represents a formidable challenge and an urgent need to substantially modify this sad result.
The application of available scientific evidence on resuscitation has been shown to have a favorable impact on the survival rate. However, some of the procedures that have managed to reduce mortality in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in other countries are not used enough in our environment. It is necessary to establish aggressive strategies for early defibrillation.
As can be seen in the graph, the possibility of surviving a cardiac arrest decreases by 7 to 10% with each passing minute.
The efforts to educate the population on the recognition of these symptoms and on the early activation of the emergency system —as well as teaching how to perform a CPR to those who could intervene in this kind of situation in the first place— can have a favorable impact on the prognosis of cardiac arrest.Dr. Ruiz Liso
1.- Caja Rural Headquarters, 1
2.- URBAN, Avda. Mariano Vicén 39
3.- URBAN, Camaretas
4.- URBAN 4. Francisco de Agreda, 2
5.- URBAN 6. Avda. Valladolid, 7
6.- URBAN 7. Marqués de Vadillo, 7
7.- URBAN 8. Polígono Industrial Las Casas
8.- Municipal Police. Obispo Agustín, 1