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- How is West Virginia Unique?
- West Virginia Medical Statistics
- Real Life Medical Stories from West Virginia
West Virginia Medical Statistics
We have compiled a list of medical facts that are specific to West Virginia below. All of these stats are related to West Virginia ACLS, PALS and BLS certifications.
How is West Virginia Unique?
West Virginia is worse than the regional average in almost every cardiovascular health category. The people of West Virginia can expect to live for about seventy-five years (75) making it one of the lowest life expectancy states in the country.
West Virginia also has the highest rate of heart disease in the Southeastern Region of the United States. In fact, it is second only to the state of Arizona in this category. The percentage of adult with heart disease is six percent (6%).West Virginians are also the most likely people to smoke in the nation. Twenty-six point eight percent (26.8%) of the people of West Virginia are smokers. The regional average is twenty-one point two nine percent (21.29%)
Real Life Medical Stories from West Virginia
A 15 month old girl was found unresponsive in a pond near Charleston, West Virginia. The girl had wandered off while the parents were working in the yard. They immediately began PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).http://wvgazette.com/News/policeblotter/201205010037
An unresponsive man was found in a psychiatric hospital in West Virginia. Rescuers attempted to resuscitate him.http://wvgazette.com/News/201206170016
ACLS EP (Experienced Provider) Course Locations
Hardy County Training Center
106 Washington St # 89