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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Statistics

  • Nearly 425,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States (1).

  • Almost every 90 seconds a sudden cardiac arrest occurs (1).

  •  Every minute without CPR the survival rate decreases by 10%

  • About 88% of those cardiac arrests occur in the home (1).

  •  Only 46% of Cardiac Arrest victims get the HELP they need before EMS arrives

  •  Without CPR 92% die before making it to the hospital

  • Close to 10,000 cardiac arrests occur in the workplace (3).

  • Less than 8% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive (2).

  • Less than one-third (1/3) of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests victims receive bystander CPR (2).

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is by far the leading cause of death in adults over 40 years of age (4).

  • 1 in every 5 individuals know the signs and symptoms of a Heart Attack (5).

  • 1 in every 350 individuals know how to perform CPR correctly (5).

  • Data indicates that 40% survive sudden cardiac arrest when high-quality CPR is perform within 6 mins.

(1) American Heart Association
(2) Rescue Training Institute
(3) U.S. Dept of Labor
(4) Sudden Cardiac Foundation
(5) Mayo Clinic
(6) JAMA

Effective CPR needs to be performed at a rate of 100 to 120 beats per minute. To the left is a curated playlist of 100 to 120 beats per minute songs.....