Survival after cardiac arrest more than doubled

Survival after cardiac arrest more than doubled

Over the past few decades, the chances of survival in a cardiac arrest outside the hospital has increased considerably. The mid-nineties, the chance of survival 9 percent, has now risen to an average of 23 percent.

This is evident from research to resuscitation of the heart foundation.

The foundation has the size of hartstilstanden, resuscitation and survival in map. To immediate resuscitation to stimulate the heart foundation Monday, with a new app, which includes exercises and instructional videos.

Immediate cpr by bystanders doubles the chances of survival of people with a cardiac arrest. Their quality of life after the end is generally good.


Director Floris Italianer of the foundation calls the survival rates ‘extremely encouraging’. The recruitment of so-called burgerhulpverleners is according to him very important.

“In a year’s time, we have more than 50,000 burgerhulpverleners recruited. Nevertheless, we are not there yet. We have yet to 30,000 burgerhulpverleners need to be victims of a cardiac arrest within that critical six-minute help. Especially in the Randstad region, the coverage is still insufficient. There, we continue to push for it.”

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