Did you know, according to US dept. of labor, there are 22, 000 cardiac arrest victims annually in the country! What is the more surprising statistic is that 10,000 of these sudden cardiac arrests occur at work. Asphyxiation is the loss of consciousness and death caused by inadequate oxygen in work environment such as in confined space is one of the major reasons for cardiac arrests in corporate offices. There have also been cases of people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest due to office stress. Factors like competition at work, client pressures, internal deadlines, erratic working hours, unhealthy diet and drinking habits cause a lot of strain to the body and sometimes lead to the failure of oxygen to the heart which results in a sudden cardiac arrest.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can help save lives of victims suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest.
During a sudden cardiac arrest, the contractions of the heart become irregular and the ventricles begin to quiver. This leads to loss of blood flow to the body and the patient loses consciousness. Symptoms of a SCA range from dizziness to extreme palpitation and in more than half of the cases, SCAs occur without prior symptoms.
If not treated immediately, SCAs can cause death. AEDs are portable electronic devices that can provide immediate relief to patients by delivering electrical current to the heart which restore normal heartbeat and helps in reviving the patient. AEDs track and analyze a patient’s electrocardiogram signals which help detect life threatening irregularities in heartbeat.
These days, cutting edge AEDs with technological advancements are available in the market. Latest in its range, the Powerheart G5 provides a complete AED solution, combining fast shock times with real time CPR feedback. Easy to use, ruggedly designed and durable, the Powerheart G5 is water and dust proof and comes with user-paced instructions and automatic shock delivery. Among its many state of the art features are the non-polarized pad design that provides graphical directions and enables the user to customize its features such as prompts, shock protocols and CPR feedback based on preference. The Powerheart G5 also comes with a seven warranty and a four-year full replacement warranty on the medical grade battery.
In today’s day and age, an AED is a must have and the Powerheart G5 is the best solution.