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CPR FAQs

  •  Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans
  •  Find out more about Hands only CPR 
  •  More women die from heart disease than men!
  • Learn more. Visit: www.goredforwomen.org
  • About 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home
  • Learning to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one
  • Effective bystander CPR, can double a victim’s chance of survival 
  • Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved 
  • Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation
  • Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 adults who die each year as a result of cardiovascular disease. Learn more.
  • Visit www.americanheart.org
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is most often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF) 
  • When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the victim collapses, becomes unresponsive to gentle shaking, stops normal breathing and after two rescue breaths, still isn’t breathing normally, coughing or moving....