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Defibrillation Delays in Hospitals

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A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine says that almost one-third of patients do not receive the necessary defibrillation within two minutes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The chances of survival diminish with each passing minute. The lead author, Dr. Paul S. Chan of St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, […]

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