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

Latest updates to Lifeline AEDs

The Lifeline series of AEDs have been proved to be the easiest to use defibrillators on the market.

However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be improved upon even further!

Defibtech, the manufacturers of the units, have recently announced some updates to the latest models of Lifeline AED and Lifeline AUTO.

2nd July 2019

Can Smart Devices help with Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Today, more and more people are using smart speakers. They may have them in their homes with devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, or they may be carrying them all the time in their smartphones.

Because this technology is always listening, it can be useful for many medical applications. As well as helping with the delivery of medication and scheduling urgent appointments, companies are currently developing devices that work as diagnostic tools for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Clinical Depression.

27th June 2019

School Defibrillator: Saving Lives in Education

Why you need a school defibrillator

You need a school defibrillator because every year there are over 30,000 incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest which happen outside of a hospital environment. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. Your level of fitness, your lifestyle, your age or even whether you’ve previously been scanned for a heart condition are no guarantee that you’re safe from risk.

6th June 2019

Active People at risk from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the world’s biggest killer and can strike anyone, anywhere at any time, regardless of how fit and active you might be. In fact, some experts believe that athletes are three times more likely than non-athletes to be victims.

Heart attack vs Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Both are heart-related issues but they’re very different. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is essentially a plumbing problem – an interruption in the flow of blood to the heart.

30th May 2019

Free ECG Tests To Ce Carried Out At Football Academy

A Scottish football academy for young people has become the first to offer players free tests for potentially fatal heart conditions.

Stirling Albion’s Junior Academy will offer screening for all players aged 14 and over in a bid to reduce instances of “sudden death syndrome”, which can include many different causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young people.

13th May 2019

The Hands-On Approach To Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is indiscriminate.

It can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, medical history or level of fitness. Each year in Britain alone more than 30,000 incidents happen outside of a hospital and less than one in ten victims survive.

Knowing what to do when Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes could save a life. A fast response is vital – the chances of survival drop by 20% every minute without treatment – but the average ambulance response time is over 11 minutes.

7th May 2019

Top 10 Objections to Defibrillators

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, a portable device designed for the emergency treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. It analyses the heart’s rhythm and, if needed, delivers a controlled electric shock to the chest to help blood pump normally again.

Despite the fact that public access defibrillators have saved countless lives, many businesses are still reluctant to invest in them. Here we look at ten reasons why and discuss some of the most common misconceptions.

5th April 2019

High Voltage: Your AED Battery Health

Check your AED battery! You never know when or where a sudden cardiac arrest will strike. Outside of a hospital, a victim’s chances of survival without rapid defibrillation is less than one in ten. That’s why you can find AEDs in more and more places – on transport, in schools, workplaces, sports clubs, tourist locations … Continued

27th March 2019