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Airports have 32 percent survival rate of Cardiac arrest : Study

Airports have 32 percent survival rate of Cardiac arrest : Study

The highest achievable survival rate following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is unknown. Data from airports serving international destinations (international airports) provide the real life data of pre-hospital resuscitation. Dr Siobhán Masterson at  National University of Ireland Galway and colleagues conducted a Study to evaluate the success of pre-hospital resuscitation in a relatively controlled but real-life environment. The researchers found that Airports have 32%, highest survival rate of Cardiac arrest. The study has been published in Journal Resuscitation.

Airports were the original environment for public access defibrillation because they have a high density of potential cardiac arrest patients and responders. These authors measured 30-day survival after cardiac arrest among cases at 70 international airports in nine countries from 2013 through 2015. During this period, 3.3 billion persons passed through these airports.

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