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This randomised study showed that “People who received adrenaline had a slightly higher rate of survival at 30 days, 130/4,105 (3.2%) compared to 94/3,999 (2.4%) who received the saline placebo” .
Perhaps the most important take home point is the very low survival rates of 3.2% and 2.4%. The General public, probably because of television serials, tend to overestimate the chances of full recovery after a cardiac arrest. The results from this high quality research can be used to inform and educate the public so that misconceptions are cleared.