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Effect of bystander initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation on ventricular fibrillation and survival after witnessed cardiac arrest outside hospital.

Authors
  • Herlitz, J
  • Ekström, L
  • Wennerblom, B
  • Axelsson, A
  • Bång, A
  • Holmberg, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
British heart journal
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1994
Volume
72
Issue
5
Pages
408–412
Identifiers
PMID: 7818956
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation initiated by a bystander maintains ventricular fibrillation and triples the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest outside hospital. Furthermore, it seems to protect against death in association with brain damage as well as with myocardial damage.

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