Cardiac & Resuscitation

EMS teams respond to an estimated 300,000 cardiac arrests each year in the U.S.1 Since the first days of modern EMS, v fib has been the face of cardiac arrest. BLS and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) programs emphasize the treatment of “shockable” rhythms, v fib and v tach, and they even enjoy their own link in the chain of survival—early defibrillation.