The Chain of Survival: Focus on Early Defibrillation

  • F. Kette
Conference paper


It is widely known that survival from cardiac arrest is critically time-related. The correctness of the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation maneuvers alone is not sufficient to preserve the full neurological function if too many minutes elapse from the moment of the collapse.


Cardiac Arrest Sudden Cardiac Death Ventricular Fibrillation Automate External Defibrillation Emergency Medical Technician 


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