More can be done to improve cardiac arrest survival rates

07/4/2011 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers said more than 200,000 Americans seek treatment at hospitals for cardiac arrest each year. According to the data published in the journal Critical Care Medicine, 21% of those who suffered an arrest while in the hospital survived compared with less than 10% of those who had cardiac arrest in other places. Researchers noted strategies to improve survival, which include stricter compliance to resuscitation guidelines and more effective patient monitoring to avoid cardiac arrest.

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