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“CPR is a simple intervention that anyone can master with little training, yet the magnitude of its effect is incomparable,” says Venu Menon, MD, Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic. Many people who suffer sudden cardiac death are in the prime of life and otherwise healthy. “It’s an unexpected, random event that any one of us could witness at any time. It could happen to someone we love or to a stranger,” he says.