In our study, bystander CPR
was associated with a nearly eight times greater likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest victims surviving to hospital discharge, said principal investigator Professor Xavier Jouven of the Paris-Sudden Death Expertise Centre.
CPR -- either high quality or compression-only bystander CPR
-- and automated external defibrillator use immediately following cardiac arrest can reduce morbidity and save lives, according to the CDC.
"Our goal as Heroes for Hearts is to increase the rate of bystander CPR
, by changing the dynamic of those trained in CPR from one that largely encompasses healthcare professionals, to one that encompasses all members of the community.
It has been shown that improving bystander CPR
rates amongst lay people significantly increases a person's chance of survival, by two to three times.
Evidence from around the world has shown the link between the highest bystander CPR
rates and the highest survival numbers.
The visits are in association with Restart a Heart Day, a campaign launched five years ago after figures revealed that not even one in 10 people survive cardiac arrest, due to low bystander CPR
rates, whereas in countries where CPR is taught to school pupils, the survival rate is as many as one in four.
Seventy people in Scotland every week have a cardiac arrest; and Monica added: "Bystander CPR
can double and even treble survival rates.
"We know that defibrillators play a crucial step in the chain of survival and when used alongside bystander CPR
a person's chance of survival increases greatly.
What is bystander CPR
? Bystander CPR
means that the person who is beside someone who has had a cardiac arrest pushes hard and fast on their chest until help arrives from the ambulance service.
"The key take away from these data is that we need to find better and more effective ways to educate the general public on the importance of providing bystander CPR
, and the importance of being comfortable delivering it regardless of the factors like the gender, age, or even the weight of the person in need," said Benjamin Abella, senior author of a CPR study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017.
offers many survival advantages: it is associated with a two- to three-fold increase in survival when compared to victims who had no CPR before the arrival of emergency medical services personnel.
Without palpable pulses immediate bystander CPR
was performed and the patient was transferred to our hospital.