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keep someone alive until professional help arrives

The statistics

  • In the UK someone has a heart attack every 2 minutes
  • Every year 6000 Londoners die from a cardiac arrest before they reach hospital
  • Bystander cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can double the chance of survival
  • 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the community setting, including the home
  • Only 21% of Londoners have had any training in CPR in the past 5 years (BHF: CPR training research December 2006)
  • The survival rate of those who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital in London is 15% - with Saving Londoners' Lives we aim to increase this rate of survival