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You wouldn’t think the undead would be so good at CPR! Zombies save dying woman from cardiac arrest in creepy PSA video

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:21:44 EST, 5  October 2012| UPDATED:23:49 EST, 5 October 2012

With Halloween just around the corner, the  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has decided the time is right for an  hilarious Zombie-themed public service announcement.

Their new video, ‘The Undeading,’ is a  Walking Dead-style take on the lifesaving  procedure featuring a horde of zombies  performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on a hapless victim.

The video starts with a lone woman in the  middle of a urban landscape during a zombie  apocalypse.

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Zombie apocalypse: The video starts with a lone woman wandering a seemingly abandoned city Zombie apocalypse: The video starts with a lone woman  wandering a seemingly abandoned city

 

Suddenly something stirs... it's a zombieSuddenly something stirs… it’s a zombie

 

Suddenly the woman finds herself surrounded by a gang of zombiesThe woman quickly finds herself surrounded by a gang of  zombies

She manages to kill one zombie, but quickly  finds herself  surrounded on all sides by a mob of zombies. Suddenly  she begins to experience a heart attack, but fortunately one of the zombies is a former doctor and has a plan to save her  life.

The PSA cleverly plays off the notion that  zombies like only victims who are still alive and breathing. And as it cheekily  notes, ‘CPR makes you undead.’

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital cases of  sudden cardiac arrests occur each year, mostly at home.

Effective CPR from a bystander can double or  triple a victim’s chances of survival.

The campaign is edgy, horror-movie style  video, but also informative that teaches people what to do if someone suffers  cardiac arrest.

The shocked woman goes into cardiac arrestThe shock of seeing the zombies sends the woman into  cardiac arrest

 

Fortunately one of the zombies used to be a doctor and knows what to doFortunately one of the zombies used to be a doctor and  knows what to do

 

One of the zombies starts to give the woman CPROne of the zombies starts to give her CPR

According to the Heart  and Stroke Foundation, the video is  targeted at youth and young adults aged 15-30 and has been posted on YouTube and  social networking sites.

‘Regardless of age, everyone can benefit from  the lesson embedded in humor in the video: As zombies covet only the living,  they need to move quickly to bring cardiac arrest victims back to life. We all  should do the same,’ said Director of  Health Promotion and Public Affairs Mark  Holland.

The video was directed by Hollywood-Canadian  director Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube) and stars actress Michelle  Nolden  (Red, The Time Traveler’s Wife and CSI).

She's alive! The zombies have managed to save the woman from dying from a heart attackShe’s alive! The zombies saved the woman from dying of a  heart attack

 

Of course the zombies wanted her alive - they enjoy feasting on the livingOf course the zombies wanted her alive – they enjoy  feasting on the living

 

Fate worse than death? The woman survives her heart attack only to be turned into a zombieFate worse than death? The woman survives a heart attack  only to be turned into a zombie

Video: The Undeading

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