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Be the difference for someone you love

In a cardiac arrest, every second counts. A cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, often while at home, at work or at play. And the victim is likely to be someone you know and love. Every minute CPR is delayed, a victim’s chance of survival decreases by 10%. Immediate CPR from someone nearby can double – even triple - their chance of survival.

Remember these two steps if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse:

  1. Call your local emergency response number
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

Push to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco classic “Stayin’ Alive” or another song that has at least 100 beats per minute. Continue pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.

 


 

Watch

The American Heart Association is committed to help everybody learn the simple steps of lifesaving Hands-Only CPR – and we need your help! Take 60 seconds and watch the Hands-Only CPR video. Then share it with family and friends. Together we can help save more lives.

 

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