Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Sport:
Sudden cardiac arrest is very different to a heart attack. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, whatever their age or health level may be. This means that fit and healthy individuals taking part in recreational sporting activities could also be at risk of suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. You can learn more about the key differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest in one of our recent blog posts.
Cardiac arrest is completely unpredictable, so regardless of the sport (whether it’s contact, non-contact, high-intensity or low-intensity) sudden cardiac arrest may still occur.
These days, AEDs are designed to be extremely lightweight and compact—making them easily stored and transported when you need to travel for sporting events.
If the defibrillator is intended to be permanently kept at the sporting grounds, for example, at an indoor sports centre, there are durable cabinets available that the defib can be stored in and easily accessed when needed.