How to Save a Life


By Dr. Mercola Everyone is capable of learning how to do cardiopulmonary necessitation (CPR), but according to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of people living in the U.S. feel helpless during an emergency.1 This is alarming as 88 percent of all cardiac arrests happen at home, meaning the person you save may be someone you love. For the first time in 50 years, the American Heart Association released a snapshot of heart disease and stroke statistics that indicate those who are treated only by medical personnel after a heart attack at home, had a 10.6 percent survival rate, while those who received bystander CPR had a 31.4 percent survival.2 However, CPR is not only useful in the event of a heart attack. The concepts can be used to save a life following an accident or injury as well. If bystander CPR is not performed, the survival rate drops by 7 percent every minute.3 If it takes 10 minutes for emergency personnel to attend to a cardiac arrest casualty, without bystander CPR
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/18/cpr-may-save-lives.aspx

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