You may know that cardiac arrest can happen anytime and anywhere, but you may not know that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital setting each year in the United States. In the event of a cardiac arrest, minutes matter.
Whether it is someone in your family, a friend, or the person at the table next to you, immediately calling 911 and starting chest compressions may save their life.
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Emergencies can take many forms and occur at any time. You never know when you might find yourself at the scene of a fire, accident, sudden cardiac arrest, overdose, or other crisis situation.
Minutes Matter, a partnership between UPMC and the City of Pittsburgh, provides our community with access to basic emergency information and education, so they can help others in need – whether in their homes or in the community.