Harvard Heart Letter

Six minutes to save a life

Adapted from the Harvard Heart Letter Minutes matter when someone collapses from a cardiac arrest. Every day more than a thousand Americans keel over, felled by a cardiac arrest. Most stricken with this type of attack die. More could be saved with faster emergency care.
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