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Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

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Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Much less than on TV

Most americans' understanding of CPR efficacy is gained from tv dramas- 77% portrayed as surviving cardiac arrest (ca).
In reality, survival rates are poor: less than 10% survive ca outside of the hospital & less than 20% survive an arrest even if it occurs in the hospital. Survival rates for terminal or chronically ill people are 0-5%. Survival doesnt always mean a return to quality of life.

In brief: Much less than on TV

Most americans' understanding of CPR efficacy is gained from tv dramas- 77% portrayed as surviving cardiac arrest (ca).
In reality, survival rates are poor: less than 10% survive ca outside of the hospital & less than 20% survive an arrest even if it occurs in the hospital. Survival rates for terminal or chronically ill people are 0-5%. Survival doesnt always mean a return to quality of life.
Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy
Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it works

Not sure of the survival rate, but can make the difference between life and death.

In brief: Yes it works

Not sure of the survival rate, but can make the difference between life and death.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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