Get CPR Training: Save a Heart Attack Victim
CPR training can help you save one of the 425,000 Americans that will otherwise die this year from sudden cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack or abnormal heart rhythm. Every minute is critical to a victim, yet less than a third of people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest are administered immediate CPR from a bystander. Think of how helpless and awful you would feel watching a co-worker or a loved one getting worse while waiting for help to arrive – simply because nobody around him had taken the time to learn CPR.
Some heart attacks strike with intense pain, chest pressure and shortness of breath, yet other symptoms are more subtle. CPR classes can teach you how to recognize the signs of an impending heart attack. Whether heart attack symptoms appear suddenly or not, when a heart stops beating, CPR training can save a life.
Within four to six minutes after a heart attack triggers cardiac arrest, brain death begins. More than ninety percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. But with CPR training, you'll know how to help circulate blood to the heart and brain while the body is unable to function on its own. The instructions learned in basic CPR training can double a heart attack victim's survival chances.
Fortunately, CPR classes just take a few hours. Faster still, CPR training has gone video. As little as 22 minutes of CPR video instruction can help you save a heart attack victim -- maybe the life of someone you know and love.
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