Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2017 Update

  • 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually in US
  • 90% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are fatal
  • 25% of victims had no symptoms before cardiac arrest
  • Most cardiac arrests occur in/around home than public places
  • 21% incidence of Ventricular Fibrillation or Ventricular Tachycardia
  • ROC Epistry-incidence of bystander CPR and lay use of AEDs has increased slightly
    • In 2006, 37% of victims received bystander CPR
    • In 2015, 44% received bystander CPR
    • Lay use of AEDs increased from 3% in 2006 to 7% in 2015

Read More:  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485

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