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Hands-only CPR saves more lives in cardiac arrests
USA Today

Hands-only CPR doesn’t just eliminate the “yuck factor.” A new study shows it can save more lives. It’s the first large American study to show more adults survived cardiac arrest when a bystander gave them continuous chest presses to simulate a heartbeat, compared to traditional CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing.

“Anyone who can put one hand on top of the other, lock their elbows and push hard and fast can do this. No risk, no fear of causing harm,” said lead author Dr. Ben Bobrow of the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix.

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