WHAT IS SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST?
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF SCA? According to the Cardiac Arrest Foundation, some risk factors for SCA are:
WHAT IS AN AED? WHAT IS DEFIBRILLATION?
- Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device gives an electric shock to the heart. This help restart normal contraction rhythms in a heart having dangerous arrhythmia or in cardiac arrest.
- Automatic External Defibrillator= AED (small portable defibrillator device) It is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
- The AED is an intelligent device designed to analyze the electrical activity of the heart (heart rhythm) to determine if the person’s heart needs a shock.
- The only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.
HOW DOES AN AED WORK?
ACCES TO AN AED = CHANCE TO SURVIVE