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How to perform CPR

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, CPR can easily be the difference between life and death. The chance of survival decreases by 10% with every minute that passes without defibrillation. So if CPR is not started immediately, the patient will likely die while you wait for an ambulance or defibrillator to be found. This […]

How does air pollution affect your heart?

In recent years, poor air quality has been a hot topic across the world. It also represents the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK: causing the equivalent of 28,000 to 36,000 deaths every year. But what is it about air pollution that makes it so dangerous? And how likely is it to […]

Cardiac Conditions: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

At Cardiac Science, we’re dedicated to raising awareness of all the potential causes of sudden cardiac arrest, to help save lives across the globe. That’s why, as part of a series on conditions that affect cardiac rhythm, we’re exploring Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome – thought to affect between 1 and 3 people in every 1,000 in the […]

What is Brugada Syndrome?

At Cardiac Science, we strongly believe in raising awareness of all types of heart conditions. From the ultra-rare to the relatively common, we’re here to provide a basic understanding of any disorders that could potentially cause sudden cardiac arrest. Because ultimately, it might just help save a life one day. Today, we’d like to highlight […]

Your weird and wonderful AED questions: answered

At Cardiac Science, we’re often asked questions about when it is safe to use a defibrillator. From defibrillating patients in the wind and rain, to attempting to resuscitate an intoxicated person, there are hundreds of scenarios that people are unsure about. So we’ve put together a handy guide to all sorts of unusual situations – just in […]

Colchester First Responder takes on Kilimanjaro

Cardiac Science has donated £2000 to a Community First Responder (CFR), and champion of defibrillators, as he embarks on the trek of a lifetime for a leading children’s charity. The company is sponsoring Martin Ford, a volunteer CFR with the East of England Ambulance service crew in Colchester, who is climbing Kilimanjaro between 11th -20th […]

Technologies and SCA

There are more than 30,000 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests in the UK every year, less than one in ten of those victims survive to be discharged from hospital1. In the case of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), chances of survival are completely dependent on what happens in the first few minutes of collapse, […]


ZOLL MEDICAL COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CARDIAC SCIENCE Expands Solutions for Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Community August 27, 2019─Chelmsford, Mass.–ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today confirmed that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Cardiac Science® Corporation, a leading provider of automated external […]

The gender SCA gap: why survival rates are lower for women

Did you know that after a sudden cardiac arrest, women have a lower survival rate than men? There are several reasons for this. Some are medical, such as women being more likely to have an un-shockable heart rhythm. Some are social – for instance, the average woman waits around 37 minutes longer than men to […]