Diagnosis and Treatment
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), often confused with heart attack, can strike any person, anywhere, anytime. In most cases, there are no previous symptoms. When someone collapses from SCA, immediate defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are essential for any chance of recovery.
Immediate treatment is critical for SCA victims since survival chances decrease by about 10% with every minute without defibrillation.
Authorities agree that defibrillation should be provided as early as possible, preferably within first three to five minutes. Even with the fastest emergency medical service system, the professionals may not be able to reach the victim on time. This results in the necessity of the life-saving defibrillation to be performed at incident scene within first minutes and by any responder.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device which automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient. It is able to treat the patient through defibrillation, which is the application of electrical therapy that stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
One of the most common reasons SCA victims do not survive is that bystanders hesitate to call the emergency number, start CPR and use AEDs right away. If you want to save a life, get involved. Your actions can only help. Remember that doing nothing is the worst option!
CardiAid Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an easy-to-use device, specially designed for public access use, to provide life-saving electroshock treatment for a patient having sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) within the critical first minutes, until the professional care is available. Beside its successful detection and treatment algorithm, CardiAid AED is perfect for public access use, because it provides comprehensive assistance to the user.