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25 August 2011

Prompt CPR vital for athletes

New research from France suggests that young, competitive athletes account for only a fraction of sports-related cardiac arrests.

New research from France suggests that young, competitive athletes account for only a fraction of sports-related cardiac arrests.

In the new study, researchers documented 820 cases of sports-related cardiac arrest over five years. That works out to only four or five deaths per million per year, although the true rate may be higher, they say.

 
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