Amateur CPR in Cardiac Arrest Aids Recovery

People who suffered cardiac arrest and received CPR from a bystander were far more likely to return to work and full function than those who did not get help, according to a new study.

The research underscores the benefit of having bystanders trained in CPR, which these days can entail only chest compressions and be learned in a matter of minutes, said Don Weisman, American Heart Association communications director for Hawaii.