Why Take Action?

  • Nearly 383,000 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually. Leading cause of death in the United States.*
  • SCA occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. SCA is indiscriminate towards race, age & gender.

* American Heart Association

Why Purchase an AED?

  • Allows minimally- trained people to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of SCA.
  • Having an AED close by can mean the difference between life and death for a victim of SCA. With every minute that goes by, survival rates drop up to 10 percent.*
  • Survival rates between 40-50 percent have been achieved where AED programs have been successfully implemented.*
  • Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.

* American Heart Association

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