**Cardiac arrest fast facts**

Wednesday 14 February 1:47 PM

Did you know?
- Only 10 per cent of the estimated 20,000 Australians who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year survive
- Three out of every four cardiac arrests in Australia occur at home
- For each minute after the onset of a witnessed cardiac arrest, there is a 10 per cent reduction in survival if no CPR is given
- Providing hard chest compressions can double a person's chance of survival.
- Using a defibrillator can increase survival rates by 40 per cent
- Defibrillation within 3-5 minutes can produce survival rates as high as 70 per cent