AHA: Survival Rates Improve with Lengthier Resuscitation

More patients survive cardiac arrest when treated in hospitals that perform lengthier resuscitation attempts, according to a new American Heart Association study.

Revival rates were 12 percent higher at hospitals with median resuscitation times of 25 minutes, as opposed to hospitals treating for an average of 16 minutes.

Physicians are still unsure, though, if these improved rates are due to longer attempts or more standardized procedures. However, the study may help physicians improve guidelines, which currently don’t recommend a specific time for resuscitation efforts.

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