Sudden Cardiac Arrest
knows no boundaries
Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills more people in the UK than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. It strikes without warning; killing 250 people a day in the UK.
Sadly, on average, only 7% of people who suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest outside the hospital survive, and survival rates fall by around 10% every minute. Early defibrillation is the single most effective treatment for SCA and defibrillation within three minutes of collapse can increase the chance of survival to over 70%.
Quick action by the first person on-scene can truly make a difference in saving a life.