Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest with Emergency AED Defibrillators
Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes nearly 300,000 people in the US, 700,000 people in Europe, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. The majority of these people have no warning, since they show no prior symptoms. And sadly, less than seven percent survive, often because emergency medical services cannot reach them in time. SCA most often occurs when the electrical system of the heart becomes chaotic, causing it to stop beating effectively. Lacking proper blood flow, the person becomes unresponsive, stops breathing normally, and will likely die unless promptly treated.
A Shock from an AED Defibrillator Can Save a Life
CPR is important, but it alone cannot restore a normal heart rhythm. A shock from an AED defibrillator is the most effective way to restore the heart’s normal pumping rhythm. The victim’s best chance of survival is to receive that shock within five minutes of collapse. An AED defibrillator will not save every SCA victim, but more lives could be saved if victims were reached more quickly.
We Carry Top of the Line Philips HeartStart AED Defibrillators
Philips HeartStart Defibrillators enable virtually anyone to treat the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock quickly and effectively, wherever it happens – at work, at play, while traveling – providing the power to save a life.