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Date:9/14/2009

le who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. About half of cardiac deaths in Hispanics are due to cardiac arrest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Feb. 15, 2002 issue/51(06).

The American Heart Association recommends Hands-Only CPR if you see someone suddenly collapse and they are unresponsive. The steps are easy: Call 9-1-1 immediately and push hard and fast on the center of the chest until professional help arrives. The AHA recommends CPR with breaths for all infants and children, for adult victims who are found already unconscious and not breathing normally, and for any victims of drowning or collapse due to breathing problems.

Songs that have 100 beats per minute may help you remember how fast to push on the chest during CPR. The songs, including "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias, have the same rhythm needed to properly give 100 chest compressions per minute.

For free information about Hispanics and heart disease, risk factors, prevention and CPR, visit americanheart.org and click on "Espanol" or call 800-AHA-1212.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we're the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases -- America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers -- we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.


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