According to recent stats, more than 70% SCA or Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur at home or similar private settings. 95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims die prior to even reaching the hospital. Out of all these numbers, only 6% survive cardiac arrest.
Therefore, getting trained and acquainted with the basics of CPR and learning how to perform CPR will help you save life of a loved one.
An unresponsive victim with no signs of breathing and pulse is considered to be in a cardiac arrest. Providing CPR in the initial minutes can help circulate blood that contains oxygen to the victim’s brain and other vital organs.
More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States per year, out of which 70% happen inside homes 90 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest die prior to reaching a hospital or medical care facility.
Effective CPR provided by a bystander in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest can increase the chances of survival by 2 or 3x.