The survival rate of patients who suffer cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Hong Kong is ‘extremely low’ when compared with other Asian countries. Photo: Shutterstock
The survival rate of patients who suffer cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Hong Kong is ‘extremely low’ when compared with other Asian countries. Photo: Shutterstock

Patients almost 10 times more likely to survive cardiac arrests with CPR or AED applied, but few in Hong Kong receive such aid, research finds

  • Of the 829 young patients studied, only 34 per cent received CPR while less than 7 per cent had help with AED; only 4 per cent survived
  • Survival rate in Hong Kong ‘extremely low’ when compared with other Asian countries

The survival rate of patients who suffer cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Hong Kong is ‘extremely low’ when compared with other Asian countries. Photo: Shutterstock
The survival rate of patients who suffer cardiac arrests outside hospitals in Hong Kong is ‘extremely low’ when compared with other Asian countries. Photo: Shutterstock
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