In 2004 I died
My heart stopped suddenly without warning signs or any explanation. A high school teacher gave me CPR and firefighters applied an AED upon arrival.
Every 1 minute that passes decreases your chance of survival of 10%. After a few minutes, it's likely that you'll experience brain damage.
Why do I care so much about heart health for my peers and other young adults?
- The cardiac arrest survival rate for out of hospital cardiac arrests is ~10% and varies by province.
- In a cardiac arrest situation, only 30-45% of bystanders will step in to help.
- In a cardiac arrest situation, only 17% of bystanders use AEDs.