Both a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are medical emergencies involving your heart that require immediate treatment, but they are not the same thing. “Any attempt at resuscitation is better than no attempt, and that’s what potentially saves lives.” Having the confidence to use an AED where there’s one available was also critical, Dr MacIntyre said. “Anyone can use an AED, [the machine] talks you through it,” produce survival rates as high as 50 per cent to 70 per cent.
Our Restart The Heart campaign is powered by Cardiac Science Australia with a clear goal to:
- Increase the accessibility to AED devices across Australia
- Raise awareness of the problem of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Provide a simple, affordable and reliable AED solution to all Australians