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More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest with New EMS Technique

Study funded by NIH showed a change in use of breathing tube can save more lives.
Bethesda, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—August 28, 2018
Contact: NHLBI Engagement and Media Relations Branch
A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital.

“During resuscitation, opening the airway and having proper access to . . .

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