CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation): An emergency procedure done when someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. It involves compressing the chest over the heart (compressions) and pushing air into the lungs (rescue breaths) to maintain circulation.
AED (Automatic External Defibrillator): A portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening heart rhythms and is able to treat them through defibrillation (shock).
Over 350, 000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occur yearly in the United States.
While 70% of cardiac arrest that occur out of hospital happen at home, only about 46% of people who experience it get immediate help.
About 90 % of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest end in fatality. CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.