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If you saw someone in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If you had ever been trained in CPR, you might remember your ABCs — airway, breathing, chest compressions.
Three recent studies have found that when untrained bystanders perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as part of CPR on people who are in cardiac arrest, it does not improve patient survival rates.
A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan suggests that where you live — and whether neighbors willing to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rush to your aid — can have a significant impact on whether or not you survive a heart attack. The findings, published in the June issue of the Annals of Internal