CPR Guides and Electric Therapy in Indigenous Languages

Luis Manuel Espinosa Castillo
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80% of sudden deaths are due to cardiac events and approximately 12.5% of natural deaths are sudden, which means that by the year 2020, cardiovascular pathology will continue to be the main cause of death in developed countries and the third most common cause of death in developing countries.  Statistics differ by population segment; in Mexico the population that speaks an aboriginal language has increased to more than 6,695,228 inhabitants.  Mortality rates among the population that speaks an aboriginal language are very high, and the third leading source of deaths is cardiovascular.  For this reason it is very important that the aboriginal language speaking population remain informed of the principal cardiovascular causes of death, have a basic understanding of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, and know how to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation by means of an automatic external defibrillator.  There is an urgent need to establish support for resuscitation or cardiopulmonary resuscitation with electrical therapy in Mexico and territories inhabited mainly by aboriginal peoples.