The American Heart Association reports a survival rate of 90% for people who suffer a sudden primary cardiac arrest if they receive defibrillation within one minute. Each minute after, the survival rates decrease by approximately 10%. Early recognition, prompt hands only CPR, and early use of an AED allows for the best chance of survival from a sudden cardiac arrest.
Due to the urgency and quick action necessary to survive a sudden cardiac arrest, the City of Mesa has placed AEDs in approximately 150 City owned buildings and venues. AEDs are designed to be used by the public, in conjunction with hands only CPR, to improve the chance of survival while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive.
How can I get an AED in my community or business ? Click Here
For information on HANDS ONLY CPR click here
What are the signs of sudden cardiac arrest? Click Here
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Have questions or need more information, please call (480) 644-3459.