It's Heart Month and you can save a life

Did you know February is Heart Month? It's a national effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes, while encouraging Americans to keep their blood pressure under control. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wants you to wrap your mind around Heart Month because you save a life.

CHOA is sharing this video of 17-year-old Claire who went into cardiac arrest--in the middle of a school's volleyball game. Thankfully, the staff was trained on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), through Project S.A.V.E. Because of that training and knowledge, they were able to save Claire's life.

After watching this video, you will be inspired to become CPR and AED certified. You never know what could happen and when it could happen. CHOA warns this video does contain graphic imagery:


High School Volleyball Player Saved by AED

Just 17 years old, Claire went into sudden cardiac arrest during a volleyball game. Fortunately, through Project S.A.V.E., her school's staff had been trained to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)—and saved her life. This Heart Month, we hope this video will inspire you to become CPR and AED certified. You could save a life. [Warning: Video contains graphic imagery.]

Posted by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Monday, February 1, 2016





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