According to Don Lemmon, DRMC manager of cardio diagnostic services at the Heart Center, more than 890 lives are lost every day to sudden cardiac arrest in the United States alone.
Two out of every three sudden cardiac deaths occur before a victim can reach a hospital.More than 95 percent of these cardiac arrest victims will die.Lemmon
said most cardiac arrests are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called "ventricular fibrillation."Citing a study by the New England Journal of Medicine
said AEDs were used in 105 patients whose initial cardiac rhythm was ventricular fibrillation.The survival rate was 74 percent for those who received their first defibrillation no later than three minutes after a witnessed collapse and 49 percent for those who received their first defibrillation after more than three minutes.Reasoning why he
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lived in New York City for six months during internship study.He
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