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National CPR & AED Awareness Week

National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7)

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

About 70% of Americans feel that they are unable to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or they are afraid of harming the victim.  National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 and focuses on how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and unexpectedly stops beating.  It’s triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat, known as arrhythmia.  With the pumping action being disrupted, the heard cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs, and other important organs.  A Heart Attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, and is known as a circulation problem. 

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