For every minute after a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, your chances of recovery drop by 20%. The average ambulance response time is over eleven minutes, outside of a hospital, the survival rate is less than one in ten. A defibrillator or AED is the only known treatment method but do you know how to use a defibrillator?
If a defibrillator is used within the first minute, you have a 90% chance of surviving – within three minutes, it’s 74%.
28th January 2019