Jolt delayed in third of cardiac arrests
AP/Yahoo News, January 3, 2008
About one-third of patients don't get a potentially live-saving shock within the recommended two minutes once their heart stops beating, according to a study. Those who don't get prompt defibrillation are more likely to die or end up brain damaged or disabled, and for every minute of delay the chances of survival worsens, according to the study.
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