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The Hidden Harms of CPR

Despite what you see on TV, it’s both brutal and rarely effective
August 16th, 2023

Dr. Sunita Puri reports that less than ten per cent of people who receive CPR outside a hospital survive.  “Inside hospitals, where CPR begins quickly, the odds are slightly better, but only for those who aren’t in the last stages of life.  A mere two per cent of adults over 67 with severe chronic disease, including cancer, are alive six months after CPR, and they often deal with pain, physical debility, and post-traumatic stress disorder,” she writes.  “Reversing a death is not the same as restoring a life.”

Read more:  The New Yorker


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