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LA County Introduces Life Saving Mobile App to Reduce Deadly Heart Attacks

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Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles County officials introduced what they say is a life saving mobile app, it's called PulsePoint. 

PulsePoint is a free app that alerts registered users whenever a cardiac arrest occurs in a public place.

Users will be informed at the same time as EMS and are given detailed instructions including the location of the nearest external defibrillator and can begin hands-only CPR until responders arrive. 

Statistics show every show two minutes someone dies from sudden cardiac arrest.  Survivability depends greatly on receiving CPR, which is the reason for the county's partnership with PulsePoint. 

Survivability rates for sudden cardiac arrests are less than 8% nationwide and approximately 6% in LA county.

People who download the app should be trained in CPR.  Users actually agree in the terms and conditions that you will not perform CPR unless you're trained. 

(Sources: Los Angeles County Fire Department, The Wireless Foundation, PulsePoint Foundation)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

LA County Fire Official Website


LA County Fire Official Facebook page

LA County Fire Official YouTube Channel


Follow LACOFD on Twitter: @LAC0_FD


Pulse Point Official Website

Wireless Foundation.org

Learn CPR




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