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Cardiac arrest survival higher in states with required high school CPR training
eMediNexus,  11 November 2018
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Required CPR educationin high school may lead to higher bystander CPR andcardiac arrestsurvival rates, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018. Analysis of data from more than 109,668 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests patients revealed that 41.3% of people who suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital received bystander CPR before emergency medical services arrived, compared to 36.1% in states without CPR education laws enacted.
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