If you can remember the beat to Lady Gaga’s ‘Just Dance,’ Adele’s hit ’Rumour Has It’ or even ‘Baby Shark’, you can help save the life of somebody in cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. More than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States, and 90 percent of them are fatal.
But if hands-only CPR starts immediately, the person’s chance of survival can double or even triple, said AnMed Health Chest Pain Center Coordinator Monica Dickerson. Hands-only CPR, also called bystander CPR, includes chest compressions but not the mouth-to-mouth breathing of standard CPR.