According to the latest Report (9 January 2024) by the British Heart foundation, only 8% of people having an out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in 2022 survived for 30 days or more.

Men account for two thirds of Cardiac Arrests

80% of Cardiac Arrests happen at the person’s home – if you have to carry out CPR on someone, or use a defibrillator, the odds are overwhelming that you will know, or be related to that person.

Every second is vital when someone has a cardiac arrest. Quick CPR and defibrillation can be the difference between life and death. These figures lay bare the worryingly low survival rates following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and show that too many opportunities to help save a life are being missed. We need to change this.

“It’s important to have the confidence to do CPR and use a defibrillator.

Judy O’Sullivan, BHF Director of Health Innovation Programmes

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