1. Four Out of Five Cardiac Arrests Happen at Home
Nearly 383,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur every year and most happen at home. You are most likely to have to perform CPR on a parent, child, spouse, or friend.
2. The Leading Cause of Death for Children Ages 1-4 is Drowning
Preventable accidents are the leading cause of death for young people. For children ages 1-4, drowning is the most common cause of death. For young people ages 5-24, it is motor vehicle accidents.
3. Cardiac Arrest Can Occur in People that Appear to be Healthy
Sudden cardiac arrest doesn't just occur within people with heart problems. It can occur in people that otherwise appear to be healthy and do not have risk factors.
4. Cardiac Arrest Can Occur for Different Reasons
Heart problems aren't the only cause of cardiac arrest. Secondary ways one can go into cardiac arrest are: severe allergic reaction, drowning, loss of blood, exposure to a hazardous atmosphere, heat stroke, and hypothermia.