Performing Effective CPR: The Benefits of Beaty

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the world’s leading cause of death. In the UK alone, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events every year, and the chance of survival is less than 10%. However, this figure can be doubled or even tripled if CPR is initiated by someone nearby or by an emergency responder. In … Continued

5th March 2020

Are Young Athletes At Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

As providers of potentially life-saving equipment, it goes without saying that we get to hear powerful stories of how defibrillators have saved the day.

Sadly though, not all of the stories have such happy endings. We’re not here to spread doom and gloom – it’s just heartbreaking to hear that a life was lost which could have been prevented and the only way to do that is through increased awareness.

12th August 2019

Symptoms Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes And Active People

One of the fantastic benefits of the internet is just how much information we now have at the tip of our fingers.

For us here at Martek, this gives us access to the success stories, as well as up to date information to ensure we continually develop our products to provide the very best in life-saving equipment.

12th August 2019

How to use a defibrillator

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

Transport and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest – Public Spaces

The thought of experiencing or encountering a cardiac arrest in public space is daunting.

Did you know that around 20% of Sudden Cardiac Arrests happen in public spaces? In Britain alone, there are more than 60,000 incidents a year outside of hospitals and less than one in ten people survive.

17th January 2019

Heart disease & the top 10 causes of death

54% of worldwide death belong to the top 10 causes.
Any guess at number one?

We’ve spoken about the risk of heart disease, especially cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at length previously – and it’s with good reason.

In the last 15 years, Ischaemic (meaning “reduced blood supply”) heart disease and stroke have held the top spot for leading causes of death, with a combined total of 15.2 million.

22nd August 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest on Board Flights

Now Boarding Flight 907 – With a 10% chance of sudden cardiac arrest survival

It’s been estimated that 1000 people die during commercial flights each year. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike at any time.

The number of medical emergencies on flights has risen in recent years, mainly due to more and more of us jetting off each year to switch off from the real world.

3rd August 2018

270 lives: CPR & AED training should be part of the national teaching curriculum

This year, in the UK, 270 children will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at school.

With this figure in mind, it seems obvious that any measure to reduce that number should be implemented immediately.

Which is why the recent announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) has been welcomed by The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and British Red Cross.

26th July 2018

National Heart Month: Kick-start your health!

For many people, looking after their heart isn’t always a top priority. However, just a few changes can help everybody make improvements to their heart health.

It’s National Heart Month so there’s no better time to kick-start your heart and improve your health.

9th February 2018

Where is your nearest defibrillator and, more importantly, does it work?

Can you imagine finding somebody in need of a defibrillator immediately, and not knowing where the nearest one is and watching them pass away?

AEDs have dramatically evolved over the past few years and have become incredibly easy and simple to use – even an untrained civilian. The movement towards easy to use defibrillators has pushed forward the need them to be available in all public facilities.

1st February 2018