If you witness a cardiac arrest, your actions could save a life. Here's what to do

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The Dose18:33What do I need to know about cardiac arrest?

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A cardiac arrest can happen at any time to almost anyone, and experts say the actions of a bystander can mean the difference between life and death. 

There are roughly 60,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Canada every year, according to 2021 data from the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (CanROC), a national group made up of researchers, scientists and medical responders.

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Only one in 10 people who experience a cardiac arrest out of hospital survive — and nearly half of those 60,000 incidents happen to people under age 65, according to

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