According to the American Heart Association, more than 475,000 Americans die every year from cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly increases an individual’s chance of survival when performed immediately after cardiac arrest.
The importance of CPR training was on display in these 1974 photos from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
On the left, Dr. Marco Carbajal, then cardiology fellow, demonstrated positioning of defibrillation paddles. On the right, cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses watched programming of a CPR quiz.
-By Nicole Blanton