Cardiology

Bystander CPR less common in hispanic neighborhoods

(American Heart Association News)—Receiving CPR from a bystander can double the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest. But you're less likely to get this help—and less likely to survive—if your heart stops in a Hispanic ...

Cardiology

Bystanders can help more cardiac arrest victims survive

Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says.

Cardiology

Use of emergency CPR device rising despite lack of evidence

Despite significant cost and minimal evidence that mechanical resuscitation devices benefit patients in cardiac arrest more than resuscitation performed by people, the devices are being used more often than ever, says a new ...

Cardiology

Researchers find new ways to improve CPR

An international research consortium, which included faculty members from the University of Minnesota Medical School, was able to identify what is likely an optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth when ...

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