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CPR Can Do More Harm Than Good Without a Defibrillator

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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Story at-a-glance

  • CPR classes were introduced to the public in 1972; after decades of data, a 2010 study showed the overall survival rate of CPR outside the hospital was 7.6% in a cohort of 142,720 people. Another study demonstrated those with underlying chronic disease generally had worse outcomes than those without chronic disease


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