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Bystander CPR awareness might've saved athletes
Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to respond, a new study suggests.
The study reveals a lack of appropriate response by onlookers to cases of cardiac arrest, said Dr. Peter Kudenchuk, UW Medicine cardiologist in Seattle. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) applied immediately can give these athletes a fighting chance, but onlookers failed to provide CPR in three out of five cases, according to a review of more than two dozen game videos.