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Children who require prolonged CPR survive

 

Many hospitalized children can survive cardiac arrest after prolonged CPR, according to new research.

The study found that many hospitalized children survive after prolonged resuscitation (more than 35 minutes) for cardiac arrest. Over half of survivors of prolonged resuscitation had good neurologic outcomes. Longer duration of CPR, previously associated with helpless outcomes, may save the lives of children who otherwise would have died.

This study proves yet again why it is so important to ensure that high quality CPR is quickly performed and sustained under emergency medical treatment arrives. This is just another reason to make sure that students learn CPR in school so that we have more lifesavers in our communities.

Do your schools teach CPR to students before they graduate? Did you know that the American Heart Association has been working to ensure this through legislation for years? Want to join and help make this a reality?

To read more about this study click here http://newsroom.heart.org/news/many-hospitalized-children-who-require-prolonged-cpr-survive

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