CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When a person’s heart stops, rescuers use CPR to manually pump blood through the body and make sure the brain and vital organs stay oxygenated. It’s a way to keep cardiac arrest victims alive in the precious minutes before rescuers arrive. What is CPR and what does it do? CPR is […]
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If you’re expecting a baby, it’s an exciting, joyful time—but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to do to prepare. As the primary caretaker of a brand-new baby, one of the best things you can do for your child is to learn infant CPR. CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency measure that […]
Cardiac arrest is what happens when your heart stops beating due to some kind of malfunction. A heart attack is what happens when something is blocking blood flow to your heart. What is a heart attack? Like all the other muscles in your body, your heart requires a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to keep […]
For people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, the biggest difference between those who survive and those who don’t is that a bystander performed CPR on the survivors. The difference is that stark. CPR can double or even triple the chance of survival. And for those who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a […]
When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart stops pumping blood—and the brain begins to starve of oxygen. CPR is a simple, very effective procedure that allows a provider to function as the patient’s heart—pumping blood through the body by hand until emergency rescue arrives. Anyone can do CPR, and it’s very easy to […]
If you woke up one morning and found that your home was in the path of a natural disaster, like a wildfire or a hurricane, would you know what to do to stay safe? In these scenarios, there is often little time to react, so having a plan before it happens can be critical to […]
Heart attacks feel different for women Both men and women can experience intense chest pain. But women may not—and even when they do, they also frequently experience more vague symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness, crushing fatigue, pain in different areas of the body such as the arms, jaw, neck, back, or stomach; and nausea […]
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. … CPR doubles a person’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest. 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people’s homes.
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