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Seconds Matter in Cardiac Arrest

San Diego Project Heartbeat - 2021

It’s time to think about your heart. No, not the ones covered in chocolate and lining the store shelves. Instead, think about the one that’s beating inside your body. February is American Heart Health Month. Now is the time for you to think what you would do if someone nearby would go into sudden cardiac arrest. Each second is a matter between life and death. To help you, watch this video by San Diego Project Heart Beat and follow the steps. Project Heart Beat has one main goal: to save lives through early defibrillation which is a shock to the heart to keep someone alive until help arrives. They would like to see Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) as accessible as fire extinguishers throughout the community in the near future.