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July 26, 2017

Bystander Use of AEDs Could Double the Number of Cardiac Arrest Survivors

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK–A new systematic review suggests that early defibrillation by lay-bystanders may roughly double the number of survivors after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) vs. emergency first responders. After examining data from 41 observational studies, Danish investigators found a median survival to hospital discharge of 53% when lay-bystanders deliver defibrillation and 28.6% when delivered by professional first responders including police and firefighters.  Read the full article HERE  .

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