|Time After Onset of Attack||Survival Chances|
|With every minute||Chances are reduced by 7 - 10%|
|Within 4 - 6 minutes||Permanent brain damage starts to occur with possible death|
|After 10 minutes||Few attempts at resuscitation succeed|
TO PROVIDE THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR SURVIVAL, EACH OF THESE FOUR LINKS MUST BE PUT INTO MOTION WITHIN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF SCA ONSET:
- Early Access to Emergency Care must be provided by calling 911.
- Early CPR should be started and maintained until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.
- Early Defibrillation is the only one that can re-start the heart function of a person with ventricular fibrillation (VF). If an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available, a trained operator should administer defibrillation as quickly as possible until EMS personnel arrive.
- Early Advanced Care, the final link, can then be administered as needed by EMS personnel.
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