STUDY: SOME CARDIAC ARREST VICTIMS IGNORE WARNING SYMPTOMS


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Cardiac arrest claims about 350,000 U.S. lives a year. It’s not a heart attack, but worse: The heart abruptly stops beating, its electrical activity knocked out of rhythm.

CPR can buy critical time, but so few patients survive that it’s been hard to tell if the longtime medical belief is correct that it’s a strike with little or no advance warning.

Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms