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How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. When was CPR first developed?
2. How does CPR help when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
3. What's the first thing a person should do before beginning CPR?
4. After calling 911, what is the next step in CPR?
5. The faster that CPR begins, the better the chances of a victim's recovery. What is the critical time for CPR to begin?
6. How does an automatic external defibrillator (AED) help a person who is in cardiac arrest?
7. Who can use an AED?
8. When should you stop doing CPR on a victim?

Rest assured your heart is in the right place at Broward Health. Patients have access to a wide range of services at all of our hospitals for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our team of cardiac physicians and cardio-thoracic surgeons are among the most talented and experienced in Broward. Broward Health Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the only high performing hospital for heart care and heart surgery in Broward County.

The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward Health Medical Center, one of the nations’ top centers for cardiovascular treatment, gives patients access to a medical team of experts and the most advanced technology needed to combat heart disease and its related conditions.

Broward Health Imperial Point’s Heart Failure Management Program was the first hospital in South Florida to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ for healthcare quality from the Joint Commission.

Find a variety of cardiac services at Broward Health Coral Springs, including rapid treatment and thrombolytic therapy at the new Emergency Department, as well as ongoing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings and Fitness Classes at the Community Education Center.

Many of our facilities use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a technique that takes multiple "cross-section" images of the body, which are then assembled into a three-dimensional image by a computer, to evaluate cardiac conditions such as cardiac malformations and blood flow and vessel disorders.

Broward Health North offers Positron Emission Tomography (PET), a powerful, proven diagnostic imaging modality that can effectively pinpoint the source of many of the most common heart diseases, eliminating the need for redundant tests and diagnostic surgical procedures.

To contact a Broward Health heart specialist or request an appointment, call the Broward Health Line at 954.759.7400.