A man suddenly collapses. The reason: Cardiovascular arrest. Every second is critical. A valiant first-aider starts with heart massage immediately but the patient’s heart refuses to start beating again.
What the first-aider cannot see: The heart has not really stopped at all but rather the muscles of the heart are worked against each other in an uncontrolled manner. The patient is suffering ventricular fibrillation. The brain is no longer supplied with oxygen.
This condition can be halted with targeted electrical pulses. But, these “shocks” must be applied immediately. The patient’s chances of survival drop by around 7 to 10 percent every minute.
Statistically, 85 percent of all cases of sudden fatal heart attack are preceded by ventricular fibrillation.
And the ATB emergency tower provides a remedy for exactly this case.
Our emergency towers can be equipped not only with defibrillators, but also with additional life-saving equipment such as fire extinguishers, first-aid boxes, etc. They are simple, quick and self-explanatory to use. No prior knowledge is required as the defibrillator only switches on once it has detected ventricular fibrillation.
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