Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure performed in an emergency when the heart stops, with the goal of prolonging circulatory and lung function. Although advances in emergency cardiac care continue to improve the chances of surviving cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in many parts of the world. Each year, about 310,000 Americans die from heart disease. Half of these will die suddenly, outside of the hospital, because their heart stops beating. Be ready to save a life after taking a CPR class with Position CPR. We make sure you are in the right position to save a life.