Men experience 66% of sudden cardiac arrests
15,000 people die unexpectedly in Australia from cardiac arrest
Automated External Defibrillators are designed to be used by anyone – they will guide you through the process until help has arrived
AEDs or automated external defibrillators are lightweight, portable devices that deliver an electric shock to the heart in cardiac arrest, to help the patient’s heart re-establish an effective rhythm. By delivering an electric shock, it allows the heart to resume pumping blood and oxygen throughout the body so organs can continue functioning properly.
Common symptoms of SCA include chest pains, dizziness, breathlessness and fainting.
If someone is unresponsive, having difficulty breathing, or not breathing at all, they may be in cardiac arrest. Before you do anything else, call 000 and begin CPR.