NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Only eight percent of the patients who collapse from cardiac arrest outside a hospital survive.
Dr. Sopko: That’s a deadly disease.
Narrator: Dr. George Sopko at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains, administering good cardiopulmonary resuscitation—or CPR—is crucial.
Dr. Sopko: And I would encourage everybody to think about it very carefully, when you see that fellow citizen is down, do initiate CPR. Follow the appropriate rules that we check on the vital signs and everything else, and then if it’s appropriate, you do CPR, but do the CPR immediately, because every minute counts.
Narrator: For more information on cardiac arrest, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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