In 2017, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. With more than 33,000 Australians experiencing an out of hospital SCA every year, many falling victim at sports clubs, it’s important to seek ways to look after your community and prevent unexpected deaths.
If you think that SCA is just something that happens to older people or people with pre-existing symptoms, you’re likely one of the lucky few who hasn’t had their life shaken by Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The chance of surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest without intervention is less than 10%. However, that chance increases to 70% if defibrillation is administered within the first five minutes of the incident.