A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Two big factors that play a part in this are:
– there aren’t enough people prepared to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) when someone has a cardiac arrest.
– there aren’t enough AEDs (automated external defibrillator).
Early help in the form of CPR and defibrillation is the best way to survive a cardiac arrest.