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If a person lives alone and has cardiac arrest how long until the paramedics could revive them?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 10 minutesor less
After 10 minutes of full cardiac arrest without CPR , irreversible brain damage occurs unless immerged in ice water ( such as falling through the thin ice on a pond); sometimes the frigid temp preserves brain and heart function.

In brief: 10 minutesor less
After 10 minutes of full cardiac arrest without CPR , irreversible brain damage occurs unless immerged in ice water ( such as falling through the thin ice on a pond); sometimes the frigid temp preserves brain and heart function.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Sean Baskin
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: What's Response time
This depends greatly on how long it takes before somebody dials 9-1-1! living alone may greatly increase the response time since there may not be somebody to immediately notify 911.
Keep in mind, revival from cardiac arrest varies greatly with patient condition/cause of cardiac arrest, down time (how long since last heart beat), transport time to the scene and hospital and many other variables.

In brief: What's Response time
This depends greatly on how long it takes before somebody dials 9-1-1! living alone may greatly increase the response time since there may not be somebody to immediately notify 911.
Keep in mind, revival from cardiac arrest varies greatly with patient condition/cause of cardiac arrest, down time (how long since last heart beat), transport time to the scene and hospital and many other variables.
Sean Baskin
Sean Baskin
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