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PEOPLE are being urged to help save a life and learn how to perform CPR.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a ‘time-critical life-threatening medical emergency.’

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important first treatment.

Richard Tracey, SCAS Community Responder Manager, said: ‘If an adult has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally and is unresponsive, then they are suffering a cardiac arrest and you’ve no time to lose.

‘Even if you are untrained your actions can help to save their life.’

People are advised to call 999 and then push hard and fast in the centre of their chest about 100 to 120 times a minute until an ambulance arrives.

Call 0800 587 0207 or email cfr@scas.nhs.uk.