• Early Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) intervention can be a major factor in survivability.
•In most instances cell damage begins within 4 to 6 minutes after breathing stops.
•In a cardiac emergency the most effective layperson method to circulate oxygenated blood is CPR.
•The chance is very good that it will be your parent or child who requires resuscitation.
•The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
•80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
•Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors
•African-Americans are almost twice as likely to experience cardiac arrest than Caucasians and their survival rates are twice as poor.
•Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.