The heart is an amazing muscle. Don’t believe me?
Experts estimate that your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
That is a lot of beating. The next question is, “What happens if it stops?” A stopped heart will not lead to a good day.
Assuming that you were next to someone who was having a heart problem, there are a few steps you can take to care for a person.
You would check to be sure the scene was safe. Next you would check the person. Ask “What is the problem here?” and “Is the person showing signs that could indicate a heart attack?”
If the person was having a heart related emergency, you would then call the local emergency number (911) and let EMS know that you were with a person who was having heart problems.
Last, you would care for the person. If the person was unconscious and not breathing you would administer CPR.
Since you have already taken CPR through the Red Cross , you are confident of your skills. But in that moment you may panic. Just remember 2 breaths and 30 compressions. Continue until EMS arrives.
I found this handy chart on this link. You should share this information with everyone you know. 30 and 2 could save you.