Why Learn CPR?
Cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs, is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Every compression counts! Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Help make a difference!
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