Harvard Heart Letter
The push you need to learn CPR
After calling 911, do you know what to do if a person is unresponsive and not breathing? Each year, an estimated 600,000 Americans suffer a cardiac arrest, during which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If someone nearby immediately begins cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the chest compressions can keep blood flowing to the personís brain and other vital organs ó and more than double the odds of survival.