Q. Who Does a Defibrillators Benefit?
Defibrillators are used to help anyone who might suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Typically, this is the result of an abnormal heartbeat, also known as ventricular fibrillation (VF). While the average age of those at risk of SCA is 65, an attack can happen to anyone, no matter how young, old, fit or unfit they might be. SCA can affect any individual anywhere and at any time. Failure to treat SCA immediately leads to death. This is why having access to a defibrillator at your workplace or in public community areas is so important.