CPR Statistics


  • Every year there are nearly 550,000 deaths from heart disease. A sudden cardiac arrest can kill 900 people each day.

  • More than 95% of the cardiac arrest victims die before they reach the hospital as stated by American Heart Association.

  • If there is no oxygen reaching the brain then the brain can stop functioning in 4 minutes and then a person becomes brain dead in the next 10 minutes.

  • CPR is a process which provides temporary oxygen which is required by the brain till the time the medical help reaches.

  • There are nearly 75% of cardiac arrests happening at home so, it is better to know and be prepared with CPR

  • The cardiac arrest which takes place all of a sudden is usually caused due to the sudden change in the rhythm of heart beat which is called the ventricular defibrillation.

  • A bystander who has knowledge about CPR always doubles the chance of the patient's survival.

  • Death caused by sudden cardiac arrest in unavoidable, if a lot of people know about it will be much easier to save many lives.

  • Cardiac arrest can also take place at the beginning of a heart attack or by electrocution or drowning.

  • The sudden cardiac arrest rate is high in men as compared to that of women. The sudden cardiac arrest is said to take place between the age of 60-65 in men and 65-70 in women.

  • There is known case of HIV which could transmit while performing mouth-to-mouth CPR. So. It is essential to use mouth barriers or masks.

  • There are various manikins and masks provided in the market for practice. It is essential to practice and learn CPR first and then perform it.