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About 5,000 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest annually.

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ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest each year – that’s 13 lives lost every day.

Seven in 10 cardiac arrests happen in people’s homes, meaning a loved one or friend doing CPR is often a person’s best chance of survival.

Earlier today, Brigid Sinnott of the Irish Heart Foundation joined us to do a CPR demonstration and answer some of your questions about the topic.

More information on CPR can be found here or by calling Irish Heart’s free helpline on 1800 25 25 50 (it’s open from 9am-5pm on Monday to Friday and until 7pm on Thursday).

Read: If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you’re their best chance of survival

Read: ‘I remember seeing myself on the telly and thinking I looked terrible’

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