OSCEOLA COUNTY — Would you know how to react if someone near you collapsed? You’d probably know to dial 9-1-1, but would you be able to step in and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?
It may seem like something that would never happen to you, but surprisingly enough it is a common occurrence. In fact, every year more than 300,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting and less than 8 percent survive. Most of the time it happens at home, and many times, the person has shown no prior signs of heart disease.