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HEALTH LINK

Heart Savers

  • Aired: 05/05/2010
  • 26:31
  • Rating: NR
Each year, EMS responders treat nearly 300,000 Americans for sudden cardiac arrest. For decades, it was believed that if the heart stopped beating for longer than six to ten minutes, the brain would die. Now, a new treatment, therapeutic hypothermia, suggests patients can be brought back to a healthy life even after 20 minutes. Plus, learn about how you can save a life with hands-only CPR.
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Therapeutic hypothermia and hands-only CPR offer help in surviving sudden cardiac arrest.
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