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2013-02-26 10:25:57

Targeting CPR education in high-risk neighborhoods could increase the number of bystanders giving CPR and decrease deaths from cardiac arrest, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in its journal Circulation. Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest vary widely in the United States, from 0.2 percent in Detroit, Mich., to 16 percent in Seattle, Wash. The variance is due in part to whether a bystander does CPR. For every 30 bystanders who do,...

CPR Survival More Likely In Wealthy White Neighborhoods
2012-10-25 11:35:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a large, first-of-its-kind US study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has been discovered that people who suffer cardiac arrest in poorer, predominantly black neighborhoods are half as likely to receive CPR from a bystander as those in richer, mostly white neighborhoods. The study, published in Thursday´s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), shows that even in...

2010-06-01 13:56:19

New study reveals strategy for reversing stagnant survival rates The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you call home and whether anyone in the neighborhood comes to your rescue by attempting to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a first-of-its-kind study in the June issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found that certain neighborhoods in Fulton County, Ga.â”which includes Atlantaâ”have...

2009-06-30 16:09:00

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation efforts before transporting cardiac arrest patients. EMS should follow national guidelines for transporting cardiac arrest patients and determining when to end unsuccessful resuscitation efforts. DALLAS, June 30...

2008-09-23 18:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Kara Gavin, kegavin@umich.edu, or Krista Hopson, khopson@umich.edu, +1-734-764-2220, both of University of Michigan Health System Simple guideline can identify which patients should be brought to hospitals when emergency efforts to revive them aren't working ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--When someone's heart suddenly stops beating -- a condition called cardiac arrest -- there's a lot that bystanders and ambulance crews can do to get...