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Facts about sudden cardiac arrest

• Sudden cardiac arrest strikes without warning and kills 250 people a day in
the UK
• In the UK, less than 5% of victims survive an out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest
• It kills more people than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined
• It can happen to anyone, even young athletes
• Together with CPR, defibrillation is the only way to restore the heart’s natural rhythm

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