Women are Less Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest. Here’s Why

The sports world is still reeling over the sudden cardiac arrest of NFL’s Damar Hamlin last week, that almost took his life. Prompt CPR and medical attention most likely saved the 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who collapsed on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin is now back home while he continues to recover. He was lucky, since only 12% of those who suffer cardiac arrests survive. But experts say women are even less likely to survive sudden cardiac arrest because bystanders are slower to provide resuscitation to women, and their symptoms may be different from those of men.

According to Healthline, a new study by the European Society of Cardiology revealed that there are warning signs for cardiac arrest. Researchers noted that cardiac arrest does not occur completely unnoticed. Read more…

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