Why Should I Learn CPR?
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can help save lives. In 1990 cardiovascular disease accounted for more than 900,000 deaths, including nearly 500,000 due to heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. About two-thirds of deaths from heart attacks occur before the victim reaches the hospital. This is where you are of most value. Many deaths can be prevented if someone trained in CPR provides prompt, life-saving measures until trained professionals take over. You can make a difference!
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If You Suspect Someone Is Having a Heart Attack:
- Call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
- Encourage them.
- Sit and calmly wait for the fire department.
- Be prepared to begin CPR if needed.