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Learn CPR today, save a life tomorrow

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., so learning how to perform CPR could save someone's life.    

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. 

If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest. AHA recommends you push the chest at a rate of at least 100 beats per minute. An easy way to remember this is to remember any song that is 100 beats per minute, like the classic disco hit Stayin' Alive.

27 News' employees got a quick training course on Wednesday. If you are interested in learning more, or want to find a class in your area, click here.

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