Be reminded that sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart is not able to pump blood to the brain and the rest of the body. Usually, it happens when the electrical impulses of the heart become fast (ventricular tachycardia) or chaotic (ventricular fibrillation) or both. In most of the cases there are neither symptoms nor warning signs. But we are enough prepared de to a cardiopulmanry resuscitation we hae gone through.
When someone suffers from a syncope due to a sudden cardiac arrest is essential to use an AED (Automatic External Defribillator) and immediately proceed to cardiopulmonary resuscitation to have chances to save life. The researches conducted until now show that if a defribillation is given within the very first minute the probabilities to survive are up to 90%. After those first sixty seconds, the survival rate falls 7-10% every minute.
In 2011, Ortiz-Vigón Clinic was one of the first dental clinics to equip its facilities with an AED. Since then, all members of our staff are certified and trained to use it if necessary.
With this new educational activity, Ortiz-Vigón Clinic reasures its condition as a reference center in care quality, as well as contributing to the safety and tranquillity of our patients and people from Bilbao.