New Smartphone App Could Reduce Heart Attack Deaths

Published 06/25 2014 11:34PM

Updated 06/25 2014 11:43PM

Rogers, AR -- A new smartphone app is coming to Rogers, and it has the potential to help save lives. "Pulse Point" is a free app that notifies CPR certified people of a cardiac emergency nearby. When a 911 call is placed, the closest person in a public location that is certified to perform CPR will be alerted on their phone so they can respond before emergency crews arrive. The City of Rogers has been working to reduce the number of cardiac arrest deaths in the area for several years. They also want to increase the number of bystanders performing CPR. 
        Bryan Hinds of Rogers' Fire Department says, "we were wanting to up that [CPR responses] percentage because we think we can significantly impact the number of survivals from cardiac arrest." The CPR app was just approved by the Rogers City Council and will cost about fifty thousand dollars. The fire department expects the app to be up and running within the next few weeks. 

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