5 reasons defibrillators are so important

By Megan Aldous

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  1. They can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. 

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2. Chances of survival reduce 10% every minute a defibrillator isn’t attached to someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

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3. Using a defibrillator is second in the chain of surviving a cardiac arrest.

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4. 60,000 cardiac arrests happen every year, almost half of these occur outside of hospitals, so it is crucial there are defibrillators in public areas. 

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5. Without defibrillators public events are not allowed to take place, due to health and safety regulations. 

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