Women are less likely to get CPR from bystanders
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
Bystanders are less likely to give women CPR, according to a recent review of data compiled from clinics that study cardiac arrest and trauma.
According to data compiled by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada, 45 percent of men received bystander CPR in public settings compared to just 39 percent of women.
The study participants ranged from 47 to 81 years old.
Researchers found that men also had 23 percent greater odds of survival by the time they were discharged from the hospital.
When the emergency occurred at home, almost as many women as men received CPR. There was no significant statistical difference.
If you have questions or comments about this story, please email email@example.com.
American Heart Association News Stories
American Heart Association News covers heart disease, stroke and related health issues. Not all views expressed in American Heart Association News stories reflect the official position of the American Heart Association.
HEALTH CARE DISCLAIMER: This site and its services do not constitute the practice of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or call for emergency medical help immediately.