Cardiac arrest

Elana Gordon / KCUR

If a person suddenly collapses, CPR could mean the difference between life and death. That’s the message coming from city and hospital leaders in Kansas City, Kan., who want to train a lot more residents in the lifesaving technique.


We've all heard the CPR checklist: Check the airway, start chest compressions, tilt the head back, and breathe.

Report: More Kansas Citians Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Jul 14, 2012
Dr. Joseph Salomone / KCFD

People in Kansas City, Mo. are more likely to survive cardiac arrest and have better long-term outcomes compared to many other cities. That’s according to new data from the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department.