Published in Managed Care Business Week, November 25th, 2008
New medical research shows it may be possible to avoid neurological injury that ordinarily follows unwitnessed cardiac arrest (a condition defined as a delay of at least 10 minutes before heart function is restored) and stroke. The findings have far reaching implications for the treatment of these conditions.
The most recent data from the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association indicate that stroke affects 780,000 Americans annually and results in 150,000 deaths. Sudden death affects an additional 450,000 people annually.
The new study,...
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