CPR Facts and Stats



The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives.
CPR Statistics
This document includes the most recent statistics about CPR, sudden cardiac arrest, and cardiovascular disease. 
 History of CPR
Who performed the first documented chest compression in humans? Who invented mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? When was CPR developed? Find the answers in these historical CPR milestones.