In-hospital CPR survival rates drop significantly after 1 minute

The Hindu February 10, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study in The BMJ Open reveals that in-hospital CPR for cardiac arrest sees survival rates drop from 22% after one minute to less than 1% after 39 minutes. Similarly, chances of leaving the hospital with no major brain damage decrease from 15% after one minute to less than 1% after 32 minutes. The research, based on 348,996 U.S. adults, aims to guide decisions on resuscitation duration.

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