Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Do You Know the Facts?
WHAT IT IS
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when an electrical malfunction of the heart causes it to suddenly stop beating.
WHAT IT'S NOT
SCA is not a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is impeded due to a blocked artery.
HOW DO I HELP?
Approximately 50% of SCA victims initially require defibrillation. All require CPR. If you perform CPR immediately and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) within minutes, you can double or quadruple a person’s chance of survival.1
Good chest compressions are essential to move blood throughout the body to protect vital organs.
The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) recommends a depth greater than 5 cm, but not more than 6 cm of continuous compressions at a rate of at least 100 –120 compressions per minute.
ZOLL® AEDs with integrated Real CPR Help® guide rescuers with audible and visual feedback that tells them to “Push Harder” or gives them positive reinforcement that they have achieved “Good Compressions.”
1.Perkins GD, et al. Resuscitation 2015 Oct; 95:(sect. 2):83 2 www.sca-aware.org/sca-news/aha-releases-latest-heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics