CPR Guidelines Updated With the Help of Local Research
From: The Pittsburgh Courier
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly, and without warning, stops beating. This event causes hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. every year. Without immediate help, people who have sudden cardiac arrest can die within minutes. According to Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, it affects one person a day in Pittsburgh on average.