Every year in Australia approximately 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest away from a hospital
(575 Australians per week)!
A sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, any time; in a hotel, at a sporting event, at the beach, at work, at the airport or at home. In Australia, the overall survival rate from a cardiac arrest is less than 9%1. Heart Safe Australia believes it is feasible to target a survival rate of 50%, which translates into some 12,000 or more Australian lives saved every year with our Heart Safe Environment program. This represents 12,000 devastating personal tragedies we can avoid and significant social and economic savings.
More Australians die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year than those that die of Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Aids, Road Accidents and House Fires all combined!
Can you afford not to have one?