First aid for sudden cardiac arrest

Thousands of people die from sudden cardiac arrest each year. Many of them could have lived longer, if only those around them would have had some basic first-aid skills.

The chances of saving a dying person are few. With every minute of inactivity, the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is reduced by 7-10%. Only 10 minutes are available for anyone trying to save a person’s life before death occurs.

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