A sudden cardiac arrest can affect anyone, at any time, regardless of age or gender. An Automated External Defibrillator machine situated in high traffic public areas and workplaces can be a potential lifesaver. Whether you’re a Restaurant, School, Office, Community, or anywhere that hosts a number of people every day, you will see a massive benefit in owning an AED.
In the UK, there are over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year. Waiting for professional medical care could be the difference between life and death. Having an accessible defibrillator can vastly improve people’s chances of surviving.
Sudden cardiac arrest victims lose a 7-10% chance at survival for every minute that passes unless an AED is used.
Over 10 times the survival rate. Just 1 in 10 people survive sudden cardiac arrests without treatment. AEDs turn emergency cardiac arrests from a 6% survival rate to 74%.
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is an abnormal heart rhythm where blood isn’t pumped around the body. VF is present in almost 90% of adult cardiac arrests, and the only way to stop VF is with shocks to the heart with an AED device.