February is American Heart Health Month. Each year more than 790,000 Americans have a heart attack and nearly 15 percent will die as a result. A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart.
Time is a critical component to surviving a cardiac event,with every moment that passes, the chances of survival diminish tremendously. Moments count during a cardiac event. The amount of heart muscle damaged is directly proportionate to the amount of time it takes to restore blood flow to the heart. During a cardiac arrest, every second that passes without high-quality CPR and the use of an AED reduces the likelihood of survival.
The Los Alamos Fire Department invites the community on Thursday February 28th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Hands-Only CPR/AED Training, Glucose Screening and Blood Pressure Testing. The training will take place at the Los Alamos Fire Department Training Room at 999 Central Ave. Suite 300, Third Floor, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
Learn to save a life in 20 minutes!