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Why is my role in the Cardiac Chain of Survival so important?

In the Cardiac Chain of Survival, each link of the chain depends on, and is connected to, the other links.

Taking quick action by calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number, starting CPR immediately and using an AED makes it more likely that a person in cardiac arrest will survive.

Remember, you are the first link in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. By acting quickly, you can make a positive difference for someone experiencing a cardiac emergency.

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