Cardiologists’ Knowledge and Perception towards American Heart Association Guidelines of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; a Letter to Editor
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021),
1 January 2021
Sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) pose massive threats to millions of lives worldwide. Latest statistics report an annual death count of approximately 17.9 million for cardiovascular diseases (1). SCA has caused 15% of these deaths (2) and is considered a major threat in both out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings. Early identification and prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential to increase the survival rate of SCA patients from about 50% to 70% (3). To accomplish this increment, it is cardinal for each physician to be versed with the protocols of basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- American Heart Association
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
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