Many of you reading this article are already familiar with the term CPR, but for those who are unfamiliar, it is a lifesaving procedure that can double or even sometimes triple the survival rate of a person who has just suffered from cardiac arrest.
- Did you know that almost 500,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest each and every year?
Just How Important Can CPR Be?
If everyone on this planet was trained in CPR, then every one of those 500,000 people might have a fighting chance to still be with us today. Cardiac Arrest kills more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, pneumonia, automobile accidents, and HIV combined.
- Did you also know that almost 400,000 of cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals?
These statistics we’re provided by the American Heart Association.