Do You Need a Portable AED Package?
If you’re asking the question, odds are you may have one or more pre-existing heart conditions. Or, you may frequently find yourself in high-risk situations where people are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Or, perhaps you manage a fleet of vehicles or have witnessed someone experiencing SCA. Let’s dig a little deeper into a few reasons why owning a portable AED may be a good idea for you.
Reason #1: 7 in 10 Sudden Cardiac Arrests Happen at Home
The Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association report that about 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur outside of hospitals each year. And about 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home.
Taken a step further, nearly 50% of the people who experience cardiac arrests at home don’t get the help they need — defibrillation and CPR — to improve their survival odds before emergency responders arrive. However, if someone begins CPR and uses an AED within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, it can double or triple a person’s chance of survival (CDC).
Having a quickly accessible portable AED can dramatically improve survival odds.
Reason #2: You’re At a Higher Risk for Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attack
If you’ve already suffered a heart attack or are the survivor of a previous SCA, unfortunately, you’re at a higher risk for a repeat performance. Find some additional peace of mind and invest in a portable AED. While you’re at it, make sure your friends, loved ones, and neighbors all know how to perform CPR and use your AED!
Other risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- A sedentary lifestyle
Source: Mayo Clinic
Reason #3: You’re Always On-the-go
Maybe you’re coaching an athletic team, maybe you travel frequently, or perhaps you run a local community center. If you’re around active or high-risk people, owning a portable AED may be the most efficient way to have immediate access to life-saving equipment when you need it most.
Reason #4: Peace of Mind
The HeartStart OnSite is the only AED on the market that does not require a physician's prescription and is approved for home use. This means it’s also a great portable AED option for individuals to have when they hit the road.
Get yours today. For more information about purchasing an AED for your home, visit AED.com or call Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362. We also welcome your emails; you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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