Cardiac Arrest, Information and Action (Learn CPR, Save a Life)

Cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrest remove thousands of people from our midst yearly, and most of them do not have advanced heart disease.  Everyone that suffers a cardiac arrest requires quick CPR, and quick use of a AED (or defibrillator) to restore a normal heart rhythm.  (That’s one of the main reasons we teach people CPR and how to use an AED.  This article from National Institutes of Health is a great overview of cardiac arrest.  How cardiac arrest affects the heart   


February is American Heart Month, a time each year when we hope citizens pay attention to their own heart health, and those of their family, get trained in CPR, and learn to save a life.   Over 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home.  The life-saving skills you learn will likely be used to save a family member.

Cardiac Arrest - what you don't know might kill you

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