CPR News

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11/13/2017
11/13/2017
9/19/2017
This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

Bystanders often get distracted by a non-life-threatening issue, research shows

8/30/2017
Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods

People living in these areas may have less education about cardiac arrest and CPR, researchers say

8/9/2017
Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

7/25/2017
More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training

Kiosks that provide 5-minute sessions are now in 7 air travel hubs, heart association says

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/23/2017
Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age

Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

5/4/2017
Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

3/20/2017
ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

12/6/2016
Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study

A dose within 5 minutes of heart stopping increased chances by 20 percent

11/15/2016
CPR Simulator May Boost Nurses' Skills

Every-other-year training is insufficient, researcher says

11/15/2016
Too Few U.S. Adults Have CPR Training

Older people have especially low rates, study finds

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/8/2016
Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/9/2015
45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

7/21/2015
When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

6/10/2015
Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

5/4/2015
Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

3/9/2015
New CPR Devices Approved

May help more people survive cardiac arrest, FDA says

2/11/2015
Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

12/12/2014
Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

11/24/2014
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

11/17/2014
CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

4/30/2014
Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study

When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

4/12/2014
Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

2/21/2014
Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?

U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators

12/3/2013
Drowning More Probable in Rural Areas, Study Finds

Residents are more likely to be around open water and less likely to have taken swimming lessons, researchers say

11/22/2013
CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study

Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

11/19/2013
CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities

Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

11/18/2013
Giving CPR for More Than 30 Minutes May Be Worth It

Study finds keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors

10/1/2013
Better-Educated Public May Bring More Lifesaving CPR, Study Shows

In Denmark, survival after cardiac arrest rose as more bystanders received training

9/10/2013
CPR Underused by Minorities, Study Finds

Different approach to classes needed in urban areas, researchers say

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

4/1/2013
Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds

Many patients' charts don't reflect their final wishes, Canadian researchers say

3/13/2013
Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study

Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

2/25/2013
CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

2/1/2013
Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study

Goal is to teach family, friends what to do when someone has taken too many pills

1/21/2013
Prolonged CPR May Boost Chances for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Performing resuscitation efforts in hospital for more than standard 20 minutes increased survival, studies find

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

10/24/2012
Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows

Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

8/30/2012
5/11/2012
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed

Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

5/11/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study

Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

3/27/2012
Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients