“AHA life is why”
American Heart Association believes that properly trained healthcare providers, bystanders, and dedicated community volunteers can save more lives.
Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.
The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.
• Over 350,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 70 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
• Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
• Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
• Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
• The American Heart Association trains 17.8 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.
The Basic Life Support is delivered and utilized Emergency Cardiovascular Care and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation recommended for healthcare providers, bystanders and dedicated community volunteers according the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines.