Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike anyone, at any age, at any time anywhere – often without prior warning. Victims may include work colleagues, business associates, visitors, family and friends, all with a lot to live for.
Time to first shock is the most important factor in deciding the outcome of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Through the Strategic Alliance with Hewlett Packard since 1996, later Philips Healthcare have the two companies over years contributed to the spread of automated external defibrillators to locations were they could be quickly and efficiently used in case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
10-15 years ago the focus was to equip emergency ambulances with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and today the majority of emergency ambulances carry defibrillators.
With more than 885.000 HeartStart AEDs shipped worldwide more workplaces, schools and communities place have become safer in case of sudden cardiac arrest. New technology enabling first aiders who are even closer to the patient to respond with a life saving shock within the first 2 to 3 critical minutes when survival is so much more likely.
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