Cardiac Companion, Hello Yoga offer CPR class

Cardiac Companion, LLC and Hello Yoga will offer a CPR and AED training class Sunday, April 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 at the yoga studio, 80 Old Ridgefield Road. The class will be taught by Nancy Capelle, founder of Cardiac Companion. The registration deadline is April 15.

The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR class being offered is for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card in CPR. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

The program teaches:

• Adult hands-only CPR;

• Adult AED use;

• Child CPR;

• Infant CPR;

• Adult, child and infant relief of choking.

Information on heart disease, risk factors, the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest and special concerns women face regarding heart disease will also be covered.

The cost is $70 per student and includes an American Heart Association training kit for each student to keep.

“The kits all come with DVDs which enable families to continue to practice skills as needed,” Ms. Capelle said.

Since more than 80% of cardiac arrests that occur outside a hospital occur at home, the probability that someone will be in a situation where they need to perform CPR on a family member is quite real.

“Unfortunately, heart attacks and cardiac arrest are still seen as a man’s disease, when the fact is that heart disease is the number one killer of women, more women die from heart disease than men and women have more risk factors for heart disease than men,” Ms. Capelle said. “Therefore, it is very important the men in women’s lives get trained in CPR because the reality is that there is a greater chance a husband will be performing CPR on their wife rather than the other way around.”

To register for the class, visit helloyogawilton.com.

For information on Cardiac Companion, LLC visit cardiaccompanion.com.