Bystander defibrillator use tied to better cardiac arrest outcomes

Christopher Fordyce, a UBC researcher, was quoted in a Reuters article detailing a study that found cardiac arrest patients may be more likely to survive and avoid permanent disabilities when bystanders use a defibrillator to treat them before an ambulance arrives.

Fordyce, who wasn’t involved in the study, discussed the challenge of locating automated external defibrillators.

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