Study Says Women are Less Likely to Receive CPR from Bystanders

A new study says women are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander and are likely to die.

The reason?

Researchers say people's reluctance to touch a woman's chest in public might be the cause, however CPR requires pushing hard and fast in the middle of the chest.

The study looked at almost 20,000 cases in the US involving cardiac arrest where the heart will just suddenly stop beating.

Thirty-nine percent of women suffering in public were given CPR versus 45 percent of men.

Study author Audrey Blewer, says prompt delivery of CPR can double a victim’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

So don't worry, the American Heart Association says with California's Good Samaritan law protects you legally when it comes to CPR.

To learn how to properly give CPR (and possibly save a life) check out the American Heart Assoication's instructional video below:

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