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Only Half of Americans Say They Know CPR, Far Less Know Proper "Hands Only" Technique

When it comes to heart health emergencies, many Americans don't have the knowledge to aid others, and often don't know the proper way to help themselves, according to a new Cleveland Clinic survey. The survey found that slightly more than half of Americans (54 percent) say they know how to perform CPR; however, only one in six know that the recommended technique for bystander CPR consists of just chest compressions - and no breaths - on an adult.
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