That Figures: Life-Saving CPR

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

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sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States.
300,000
is the approximate number of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests that occur annually.
80
percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
70
percent of Americans have never been trained in CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
8
percent is the survival rate for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests.
60
seconds is all it takes to watch the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR instructional video. June 1-7 is National CPR week. Watch this video and be prepared to help save a life.


Sources: American Heart Association


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