The importance of prompt CPR in cardiac arrestBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4204 (Published 25 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4204
- Daniel M Sado, specialist registrar in cardiology1,
- James Moon, reader in cardiology1,
- Simon Woldman, consultant in cardiology1
- 1The Heart Hospital, London W1G 8PH, UK
European public interest has recently focused on cardiac arrest in the overtly healthy, after a succession of events in high profile sporting arenas.
Currently in Europe, around 10% of people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest, with the most important determinant of success being the presence of a trained lay rescuer who is “ready, willing, and able to act.”1
Herein lies a problem; …