Bystanders less likely to give women CPR: Study

Updated: Sep 18 2023 1:04PM

New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) Bystanders are less likely to give life-saving CPR to women having a cardiac arrest in public than men, potentially leading to more women dying from the common health emergency, according to a study.

The research, presented at the European Emergency Medicine Congress in Spain, also shows that in private locations older people, especially older men, are less likely to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

CPR combines mouth-to-mouth breathing and chest compressions to pump blood to the brain of people whose hearts have stopped beating, potentially staving off death until medical help arrives.