Take Heart Orlando

Mayor Buddy Dyer’s vision is for Orlando to be a community in which every citizen has the knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and treat sudden cardiac arrest. Through our hands-only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training, combined with strategic AED placement and the PulsePoint mobile app technology, we will make Orlando the safest city in America.

In the United States, more than 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur annually.

  • 89% of these patients die because they do not receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.
  • 80% of SCA occur at home.
  • 70% of Americans feel helpless to act because they don’t know how to do CPR or they are afraid of hurting the victim.

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