All posts tagged: Heart180

#18 | World Champion Ironman to Heart Hero with Guy Leech

On avaerage 30,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Australia each year! This is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes. This was the unfortunate experience that World Champion athlete Guy Leech experienced which one of his closes friends collapsed and was unable to be revived despite Guys and the paramedics best efforts. Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills more Aussie’s than anything else That’s 600 people every week, this includes kids, teenagers & fit adults. Right now if you experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest you have a 6% chance of surviving. Having a defibrillator used on you within 180 seconds, your chance of survival increases to 90%. Guy’s mission is to get Heart180 Defibrillators EVERYWHERE! Sporting clubs, shopping centres, homes, service stations, cars. The more out there in the public the higher the chance of one being available when it’s needed. I was absolutely astounded by the statics surrounding SCA. What …