"A Time to Act"--Anaesthesiologists in resuscitation help save 200,000 lives per year worldwide: School children, lay resuscitation, telephone-CPR, IOM and more.

@article{Bttiger2015ATT,
  title={"A Time to Act"--Anaesthesiologists in resuscitation help save 200,000 lives per year worldwide: School children, lay resuscitation, telephone-CPR, IOM and more.},
  author={Bernd W. B{\"o}ttiger},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={825-7}
}
Sudden cardiac arrest without successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the third leading cause of death in industrialised nations – and a very much underacknowledged health issue. Today, fewer than 10% of cardiac arrest patients survive in good condition. Every year about 350,000 people die in Europe after such an event. This amounts to 1,000 lives per day – every day throughout the entire year in Europe. More or less the same numbers apply for the US. Many of these lives could be… CONTINUE READING