Archive - Sep 18, 2018

Archive - Sep 18, 2018

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AED Benefit Is Clear in Athletes with Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Survival likelihood almost doubledd when first-responders use portable defibrillator, UW Medicine-led study shows.

A prompt, appropriate medical response nearly doubles the likelihood of survival among competitive young athletes who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, a new study shows.

The research, published in Sports Health, was led by Jonathan Drezner, a professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He directs UW Medicine’s Center for Sports Cardiology.

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