You’ve seen it on TV. Someone’s heart stops. The ER team shouts “Clear!” One shock from the the paddles, and all’s well. But what happens in real life is often quite different.
Death and dying are taboo subjects in our culture. But it’s vital to discuss your end of life wishes with those you love. Some people care more about the quality of life, while others care more about the quantity of remaining days.
Two studies find that bystander involvement improves survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients
Now, “citizen responders” alerted to nearby sudden cardiac arrests can rush to the victim’s side with an automated external defibrillator to restore heart rhythm and save their life.
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