February 23, 2023
WHAT DOES AN AED DO?
Defibrillation is the process of attempting to restore the heart’s normal rhythm and is crucial in the first five minutes following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest to maximise the person’s chance of survival. An AED analyses the heart rhythm and recognises an abnormal rhythm or ‘ventricular fibrillation’. It will then decide whether a shock is required to be delivered or not.