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

AEDs Now In All Outer Hebrides Schools

Every school in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides now has an automated external defibrillator (AED) installed, it has been announced.

The Stornoway Gazette reported on the development, noting that Scottish charity Lucky2BHere was behind the process of installing defibrillators in all the locations.

In addition to providing the devices, the charity has also been running defibrillator training sessions with children at the schools, with 874 pupils having received emergency life support training to date.

29th June 2017

Drones Deliver Life Saving Defibrillators

Your AED training could come in use on more occasions than you may have realised if plans to deliver defibrillators by drone come into effect.

There have already been trials done of delivery of defibrillators by drone in Sweden, which have shown some promise.

Speed is of the essence for people suffering a heart attack and using a drone has been shown to get the lifesaving equipment to people up to 16 minutes quicker than emergency services can get to a person, the pilot in Sweden showed.

15th June 2017

Moderate Drinking Linked To Reduced CVD Risk

Studies carried out by the University of Cambridge and University College London have established a link between moderate consumption of alcohol and a reduced risk of developing some forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The research looked into the association between drinking alcohol and 12 CVDs by analysing the health records of 1.93 million healthy adults in the UK.

1st April 2017

Selfie Campaign Launched To Help Save Lives

The Welsh Ambulance Service has launched a selfie campaign to help save the lives of people in Wales, calling on local residents around the country to take photographs of themselves standing next to defibrillators in their area so they know where they are if they ever have to use one.

According to the BBC, the campaign is going live today (February 1st), with support from the likes of footballer Lee Trundle and rugby ace Shane Williams.

2nd February 2017

Beneficial Tips To Get A Heart Health Christmas

Christmas is just 18 days away so no doubt you’re all looking forward to fun and festivities with the family. But you should make sure that your health is always a top priority, even if it is the holiday season.

7th December 2016