A recent study by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health indicated that gender may determine whether or not someone receives CPR for bystanders.
This is the first study to examine gender differences in receiving heart help from the public versus professional responders.
The study, involved nearly 20,000 cases around the country and reported that only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in public received CPR as opposed to 45 percent of men. Although it may not be a large discrepancy; there is still a difference.
Men were also 23 percent more likely to survive from a cardiac arrest in public. Empirical research has suggested no none cause as to why rescuers were less likely to assist women and did not find a gender difference in CPR rates for people suffering from cardiac arrest at home.
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Dr. Tracy A. Jones is the CEO of Help-A-Heart CPR, LLC and an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.