Why, despite the current level of science and healthcare, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die annually from sudden cardiac arrest?
Because time is critical. Emergency services (ambulance and rescuers) need an average of 15-20 minutes to get to the case. And restoring the heart rhythm is possible only within the first 5-6 minutes. With every additional minute, the survival rate is reduced by 7-10%. According to foreign statistics, up to 700,000 people die every year in Europe due to a sudden cardiac arrest.