Survivor: '[I was] clinically dead, and I was that way for 20 minutes'
Sudden cardiac arrest kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S., which is roughly one person every two minutes. Would you know what to do if you saw someone collapse in front of you?
Channel3000.com and WISC-TV are proud to partner with St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday for Hands on Hearts -- a community-wide event offering free compression-only CPR .
COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest. The constant compressions are performed 100 times a minute to the center of a patient's chest. The compressions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the heart and brain. Mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths are not needed.
When compression-only CPR is used on a victim of cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving increases greatly.