When you talk about sports and the effects on the heart, it is quite easy to see why defibrillators and cardiac arrests come into the conversation.
One of the most well known cardiac incidents is that of ex Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba. Remembering this shows a cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time — even children during a PE lesson.
Having a life saving defibrillator on site at your sports club, stadium or arena could make all the difference.
Example Case: Commotio Cordis
Whilst primarily affecting children, commotion cordis is another condition which can lead to a sudden cardiac arrest. The condition can occur when there has been a sharp blow to the chest through a collision or fall, this can of course happen very easily during sports.
It commonly occurs in sports such as baseball, hockey and rugby. And the reason it can occur to children so easily is due to their heart muscle still being in a period of growth.
If a child suffers from cardiac arrest as a result of Commotio Cordis, a defibrillator can make all the difference.
We have put together a short list which will help narrow down the search for a defibrillator which is suitable for a sports club. We have picked these units due to their robust design and no frills approach to saving a life.
Their user friendly design means that even an inexperienced defib user can easily follow the clear visual and audio instructions provided by the unit.
If you would like more information regarding the sports package defibrillators we have on offer, you can call our friendly defibshop team on freephone 0800 470 4847. Or alternatively you can fill out one of our contact forms and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.