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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, SCA can happen to anyone of any age at any time with or without any warning.


The Heart and Stroke Foundation, report that approximately 7,000 cardiac arrests occur in Ontario alone each year. The odds of survival are almost four times greater if someone performs CPR immediately, and when combined with early defibrillation, AEDs can increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates  up to 75% if delivered in the first few minutes prior to the arrival of EMS. The odds of survival for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are approximately 5%. With each passing minute, the probability of survival declines by 7% to 10%. Women are 7 times more likely to suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest than men.


Automated External Defibrillators  Save Lives


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