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Heart Savers

Season 10 Episode 1014 | 26m 31s

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.

Aired: 05/05/10

Rating: NR

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