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The American Heart Association Says More People Need To Know CPR

More than 92-percent of people who have a heart attack outside of a hospital will die from it, largely because they don't get immediate CPR from bystanders.

The American Heart Association is pushing to get one million people trained to perform CPR and to use automated external defibrillators.

Formal classes and kits are available, but heart experts also recommend "hands only CPR", which involves calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.

According to the American Heart Association, doing CPR immediately after someone collapses can double or triple a person's survival odds.


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