Bernard Gallacher, 3-time Ryder Cup Captain and Golf Care Ambassador
A defibrillator saved Bernard Gallacher's life
Without the use of a defibrillator, Bernard Gallacher would not be alive today. The former Europe Ryder Cup Captain suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest moments before he was due to give an after-dinner speech in Aberdeen.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest stopped his heart, and it was only through the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) that Bernard was able to survive, as this shocked his heart into a normal rhythm.
This proved to be a life-saving intervention. While CPR increases your changes of survival by 9% when you have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, both CPR and the use of an AED increases your chance of survival by more than 50%.