Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, in their work place or in a public location die because they do not receive immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from someone on the scene. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.
As a bystander, do not be afraid. Your actions will only help to revive the person, who is already clinically dead.
Addressing a gathering of 270 policemen at the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Honorary Secretary General IMA said that if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, immediately call helpline numbers 100 (police) or 102 (ambulance) and start pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.
CPR, if done immediately, can more than double a person’s chances of survival, added Padma Shri Awardee Dr A Marthanda Pillai National President IMA.
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you care about either a spouse, parent, child, friend or coworker.
Heart Care Foundation of India, Indian Medical Association, Delhi Red Cross Society and Delhi police jointly are training all PCR van staff in this life-saving technique.
You can learn the two simple steps of hands-only CPR 10 in just one minute.
In cardiac arrest, call 102 or 100 and compress the center of the chest with a speed of 100 per minute.