- Contact sports increase the chances of cardiac arrest.
- Tens of thousands of people daily are involved in a sport, only a few percent may be covered with an AED close to them.
- Buy now from as little as £1,995 plus VAT, ensure a HeartSafe® cabinet package monitored and linked to the local Ambulance Trust, with the latest AED that provides live CPR feedback is watching over you on the side line.
- Whether it is football, rugby, cricket, tennis, bowls, swimming, a story can be told about every sport where a person has unnecessarily died of cardiac arrest as a defibrillator was not close to hand.
- Lets now make changes to avoid further lives being lost. Install a HeartSafe® cabinet and AED as part of this year's training plan. Contact us now
- When reading this page, a person will come to mind who you would have heard of or known that would have had a cardiac arrest and sadly died. Regrettably there are more stories told of people who have died than survived.
- Help reverse this trend - deploy a defibrillator. Find out more
Recent famous Sports personalities and celebrities that have suffered and survived an SCA include:-
- Fabrice Muamba
- Bernard Gallacher
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes
For more information on Fabrice Muamba's story click here, or Sir Ranulph Fiennes's story click here.
For some SCA survivor stories please click here.
Sadly, famous people who died of cardiac arrest include:-
- Michael Jackson
- Brittany Murphy
- Mother Teresa
- James Stewart
- Tony Curtis
- Christopher Reeve
The size of your business and place of work may vary and it is true to say the more people there are, the more chance a person may suffer an SCA.
The location where people are employed can increase the chances of an SCA, such places include:-
- Very stressful public areas such as airports, train stations, shopping malls etc
- Working outside in cold weather can influence the possibility of SCA such as building sites, agricultural industry etc
Who is at risk for SCA?
SCA often occurs in active people who seem to be healthy and have no known medical conditions. In these patients, SCA is the first indication of a heart condition. However, some people can be identified in advance as being at risk for SCA. Risk factors include:-
- Previous heart attack
- Coronary artery disease (and risk factors for CAD including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated LDL cholesterol, family history of heart disease, sedentary lifestyle)
- Heart failure from other causes
- Abnormal heart rate or rhythm (arrhythmia) of unknown cause
- Episodes of fainting of unknown cause
- Low ejection fraction (EF) (<35%)
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