Healio: US Survival Rates of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Lower Among Asian vs. White Adults
Asian individuals experience poorer outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the U.S. compared with white individuals, despite similar rates of bystander CPR, researchers reported.
“We were surprised that rates of bystander CPR in Asian adults were the same as white adults, as we have previously found that Black and Hispanic persons with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have much lower rates of bystander CPR than white persons,” said Paul Chan, MD, professor of medicine at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “The Asian community in the U.S. is economically and culturally diverse and not monolithic, and skin color of Asian persons also varies widely. Because of this, we had expected to see lower rates of bystander CPR in Asian vs. white adults."
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