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CPR Awareness Week Pushes New Lifesaving Method

CPR Awareness Week Pushes New Lifesaving Method
Posted June 8th, 2014 @ 6:00am

CPR Awareness Week has ended.

And, the American Heart Association has launched a new effort to get people learning hands-only CPR.

It's a simpler method than traditional CPR.

Someone would call 911 or have a bystander do so.

Then push on the patient's chest at a rate of at least 100 beats per minute. 

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death.

According to the American Heart Association, 89 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die, but, if CPR is performed immediately, it can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

To learn how to perform hands-only CPR, click here.







(Photo: Justin Sullivan / 2011 Getty Images)

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