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With help from bystanders, cardiac arrest outcomes improving

(Reuters Health) More people are stepping up to the plate when they see others suffer cardiac arrest, according to two new studies.
And the increase in the number of bystanders providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been tied to better outcomes of the usually fatal condition, researchers report…
"In terms of outcomes we saw survival with good brain function increase by 37 percent, which is a very remarkable result," said Dr. Carolina Malta Hansen of the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina.
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