Sudden Cardiac Arrest can affect anyone, anytime and anywhere – regardless of how fit they may be. The only thing proven to improve the chance of survival is with an electric shock to the heart with an automated external defibrillator to restore a normal heart rhythm.
Without this, the patient will die. Survival rates drop by 10% with every minute that passes during a sudden cardiac arrest – so every second is vital. At sea, no emergency response unit will ever reach your vessel in that time, so it’s up to you to have the right equipment on-board to save a life when necessary.
This guide provides you with the best information on SCA and how it can be treated. It has been compiled using extensive medical research.
Bonus: Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ brush with death
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