AED FACTS AND FIGURES

AED 2015.6

 

Four times more woman die as a result of a heart attack than they do from breast cancer.

For every minute that goes by, a victim’s chance of surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest drops 7-10%

70% of cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital environment.

About 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

Effective bystanders CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.

Seven out of ten cardiac arrest occur outside of hospital, and currently in the UK, only 2-3% of these people survive.

Around 270,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year, about a third of who die before reaching hospital due to cardiac arrest.

The Department of Health has a target of placing 3,000 new defibrillators in public places in England.

Explorer Sir Ralph Fiennes is alive today largely thanks to a defibrillator placed at Bristol airport.

Positive smoking increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease by up to 30%.

Early defibrillation can triple a victim’s chance of survival.

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