What is CPR?
Where do most cardiac emergencies happen?
How many Americans are estimated to suffer from a heart attack each year?
CPR stands for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation.
Cardio is the Latin prefix for "heart." Pulmonary is the Latin term for "pertaining to the lungs." It is a cycle of breathing and chest compressions that is meant to either resuscitate a victim or help keep a victim alive until advanced help arrives. The breaths in a CPR cycle give oxygen to the lungs, and the compressions help circulate the oxygen-rich blood to the brain.
According to the American Heart Association, most cardiac arrests happen in the home.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates around 735,000 Americans each year have a heart attack.
What is an AED?
How many people each year die from a cardiac emergency?
Which is more deadly, heart disease or cancer?
AED stands for Automatic External Defibrillator.
"Fibrillation" is a term that is used to describe an abnormal heart rhythm. The AED is a machine that analyzes the victim for a heart rhythm and administers a shock when the heart is beating out of rhythm or too quickly. This shock actually STOPS the heart for a brief moment and allows the heart to return to a natural rhythm.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 610,000 Americans die each year due to heart disease. Nearly 1 in 4 deaths each year are related to heart disease.
Heart disease. John Hopkins University states that heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women.