Worldwide more than 600 000 people die annually from cardiac arrest. In South Africa alone, 11 people an hour die of cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined. 80% of ALL cardiac arrests happen out a hospitalized setting: I.E.: in the doctors rooms, at work, at school, on the sports field, in the restaurant, social gatherings. Anywhere there are people, there is a high chance of a cardiac arrest happening.
The scary part of cardiac arrest is that is does not discriminate between people, it can happen to ANYONE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. Young, old, thin, fat, tall, short, literally anyone can go into cardiac arrest.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. The condition usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to your body.
Sudden cardiac arrest differs from a heart attack when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked. However, a heart attack can sometimes trigger an electrical disturbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.
If not treated immediately, within the critical 3-4 minutes after the cardiac arrest, it can lead to death. In other words, you ONLY have 3-4 minutes to save someone’s life after a cardiac arrest.
here are so many reasons why cardiac arrest can happen, here are only a few of the reasons:
• High C-reactive protein.
• Anaphylactic shock
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Chronic diseases, such as diabetes etc
• Unknown underlying heart conditions
• Alcohol abuse
Can a person be saved if he/she goes into cardiac arrest?
The answer is most certainly YES. If you provide CPR and defibrillation with an AED ( Automatic External Defibrillator) within the golden 3-4 minutes after the person went into cardiac arrest, you have a high chance to save that person’s life. If not treated immediately, sudden cardiac arrest can lead to death.
THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE A PERSON’S LIFE WHEN IN CARDIAC ARREST IS:
CPR + DEFIBRILLATION WITH AN AED.
Can anyone save a life when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
Yes, saving a precious life can be done by anyone, whether you are a medical professional or an ordinary citizen.
By doing CPR and using the Heartsine Samaritan AEDs that are manufactured to be used by medical professionals and non-medical persons, anyone can SAVE A LIFE!
When you go into cardiac arrest, do you want your life to be saved?
When 1 of your loved ones, goes into cardiac arrest, do you want his/her life to be saved?
If your answer on the above questions are yes, you should equip yourself, your household, your business, your practice, your social club, your sports club, etc, with and AED. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to save a life!
To celebrate WORLD RESTART YOUR HEART DAY, we at Sere-med have decided to place both our Heartsine Samaritan AEDs on a special discounted offer, for a limited timeframe, with limited stock availability.
Anne- Marie Lindeque for more information & free quote:
071 877 5809