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Meet Chicagoland's Heart Start Lady

Is your family or facility prepared for Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Do you know Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It kills twice as many people every year as colon, breast & prostate cancers combined.

Approximately 350,000 die !

But what exactly is SCA?

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This usually results from an electrical malfunction in the  heart that disrupts its pumping action. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes.

Here is what you need to know.

Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)and administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR), or even just compressions to the chest  can  improve the  chances    of survival.

AEDs have saved countless lives.  

Let's help you save some more lives.

We are Chicagoland's largest distributor of automated external defibrillators. Our AEDs are the best in the industry, are easy to use,portable with built in CPR-coaching. These features alone can save you time and may save a life.

Statistics  show  nearly  380,000  people  in  the  U.S.A.  suffer  SCA every year. Only  8% survive. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GMD, Inc. for the past 12 years, Ms. Kanchan K. Lall's mission is to save as many lives as possible. She has donated AEDs for the 9/11 Memorial   Visitor's   Center   and   the   9/11 Museum in the hope  these AEDs will  save some lives. 

Ms. Kay holds an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from Philadelphia Temple University's Fox School of Business Administration. Before founding General Medical Devices, Inc., she held key executive positions with fortune 500 companies and did consulting for U.S. DOE in High Level Radioactive Waste Disposal with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in West Valley, New York.

In Chicagoland area, she is actively involved in promoting awareness about the Sudden Cardiac Arrest by speaking at various social organizations and by donating AED devices to the needy. She is passionate in her cause and since 2003, it has been her mission that every place where people live, work and worship should have access to an AED and be CPR trained.

"Now I want to make Chicago a heart-safe city & I believe Mayor, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, willl support me," she says confidently.


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