Wednesday House Call, May 8, 2019: Cardiac Arrest Mythos
Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.
A report that a man who suffered cardiac arrest was revived by using an AED is wrong. You cannot shock a heart that has stopped beating (asystole) back to a normal rhythm. He likely had a cardiac arrhythmia. Rob and I go into detail about this and the misconceptions that arise when TV shows and news reports continue to misrepresent cardiac resuscitation.
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