MLB Umpire Jim Joyce Follows the Beat of “Stayin’ Alive” to Save a Woman’s Life

 I wanted to share with you an incredible story that shows how the message of the AHA’s Hands-Only CPR campaign is helping save lives. In late August, Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce used CPR to rescue a woman who’d suffered cardiac arrest at an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Joyce said that as he administered these lifesaving steps, he sang the song that is the centerpiece of our Hands-Only campaign, “Stayin’ Alive.” The AHA recommends this Bee Gees hit because its tempo – at about 100 beats per minute – is an ideal pace for providing chest compressions. Read more about this story of survival at the MLB website!