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How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the U.S. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. When was CPR first developed?
2. How does CPR help when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
3. What's the first thing you should do before beginning CPR if you see an adult collapse and the person is unresponsive?
4. After calling 911, what is the next step in CPR on an unresponsive adult?
5. The faster that CPR begins, the better the chances of a victim's recovery. What is the critical time for CPR to begin?
6. How does an automatic external defibrillator (AED) help a person who is in cardiac arrest?
7. Who can use an AED?
8. When should you stop doing CPR on a victim?