In the News: Two novel studies explore why women receive less CPR from bystanders

Two Female scuba divers doing rescue training

Concerns about inappropriate contact or causing injury may help explain why bystanders are less likely to perform CPR on women – even “virtual” women –  than on men who collapse with cardiac arrest, according to two  studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

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