According to a 2018 report by the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 366,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA); that’s 1 out of every 7.4 people. Cardiac arrest can occur at any time and any place; even seemingly healthy people can suffer from SCA. CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest isn’t the only medical emergency requiring CPR. Seven million people, including both children and adults, experience other medical episodes each year where the use of CPR is commonly required.
Medical emergencies where CPR can help save lives include:
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The Mount Vernon City School District will host CPR certification training on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, located at 100 California Road, Mount Vernon, N.Y. By becoming CPR Certified, you could be the difference between life or death.