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Restart a Heart Day


Tuesday 16 October is international Restart a Heart Day.

In South Australia alone, sudden cardiac arrest affects more than 1,800 people each year.  You can learn to restart a heart in just three steps:

Would you know what to do?

When the heart has stopped or is too weak to pump effectively, cardiac arrest occurs.

Seventy-six percent of cardiac arrests happen in  the home and those most likely to witness a cardiac arrest are a spouse or a family member.

By knowing CPR, you can increase the chance of survival before emergency services arrive.


What's on near me?

SA Ambulance Service will be hosting events in South Australia on 16 October for Restart a Heart Day 2018.  Details of events will be listed on this page.

For more information about Restart a Heart Day, visit

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To attribute this material, cite SA Ambulance Service, 2018.