Apparently the Casinos in Las Vegas are among the safest places to experience a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with an above 50% survival rate of cardiac events due to the greater availability of AEDs. You might lose a lot of money but, hey you’ve got a chance of surviving the shock!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest – what happens:
You collapse without warning.
Your heart stops beating.
Blood stops flowing to your brain and other organs.
Within seconds, you stop breathing and have no pulse.
This is sudden cardiac arrest.
The survival rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is extremely low.
However, in locations with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) where a shock is delivered within 3 minutes, survival rates can increase from 5 percent (when waiting for emergency medical personnel) to as high as 75 percent.
Is there a good reason why you don’t have a defibrillator in your workplace or premises? Hopefully you will never need one, but you could certainly regret not buying one!