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Prolonged CPR has benefits, study shows
The Mercury News

When a hospital patient goes into cardiac arrest, one of the most difficult questions facing the medical team is how long to continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Now, a new study involving hundreds of hospitals suggests that many doctors may be giving up too soon. The study found that patients have a better chance of surviving in hospitals that persist with CPR for just nine minutes longer, on average, than in hospitals where efforts are halted earlier.