Facts and Figures

If you’re visiting our website with the view to buying a defibrillator, then you are on the first step of the ladder to making your environment heart safe.

To help you understand just how important access to a defibrillator is in an emergency situation, our Brand Ambassador, British Olympic athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier provides some of the latest facts and figures out there which surround sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Whilst these facts are incredibly frightening, having more AEDs readily available in public locations will help to improve these numbers and increase chances of SCA survival.  
There are a huge number of statistics that show the risk SCA and why defibrillators are so important and should be available in public buildings, leisure centres, workplaces, schools and community areas across the UK, to name a few. 



defibshop Facts and Figures

  • 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school
  • Approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK
  • Approximately 80% of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur at Home; 20% will occur in public places
  • Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die
  • The emergency services average response time to a cardiac event related incident in an urban area is 11 minutes
  • If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, their chance of survival increases from 6% to 74%
  • Only 22% of people in the UK would be confident in performing CPR on a stranger
  • For every minute that goes by where a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not receive treatment, their chance of survival decreases by 10% 
More Information

If you would like to learn more about the heart, cardiac arrest, defibrillators and everything in between, you could always check out our recently updated and rebooted FAQ page which features a whole host of informative videos.

If you have a question regarding any of our products or have any questions regarding how you can become a Heart Safe environment, you can get in touch with the knowledgable defibshop team by calling 0845 071 0830 or you can fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.