Study Finds Men More Likely To Receive CPR Than Women If They Experience Cardiac Arrest in Public


Article Source: The New York Times

The New York Times reported on a study presented at the American Heart Association meeting finding that “outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get CPR than women.” The study was based on “a database of 19,331 cardiac arrests in the United States and Canada,” excluding those “witnessed by emergency personnel or that occurred in health care facilities.”

The researchers found that among those who had an arrest at home, “there was no difference between the sexes,” while for those who had an arrest in public, men were more likely than women to receive CPR, at 45 percent to 39 percent, respectively. Lead author Audrey L. Blewer of the University of Pennsylvania said, “A male chest is different from a female chest, and there may be barriers to CPR delivery in public.” Blewer added, “We need to better understand what these barriers are in order to inform training and public messaging about CPR.”

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