Archive - Mar 5, 2018

Archive - Mar 5, 2018

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Italian Law Must Change to Improve Survival from Cardiac Arrest

Law requiring certificate to use a defibrillator reduces response time

MILAN, ITALY--An Italian law requiring citizens to hold a certificate to use a defibrillator must change to improve survival from cardiac arrest, researchers argued today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.

“Automated external defibrillator (AED) use before the arrival of the emergency medical services (EMS) plays a key role in improving victim survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,” said lead author Dr Enrico Baldi, resident physician in cardiology at IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

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