Cardiology | Racial Minorities Are Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR

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Black and Hispanic individuals who experience a witnessed cardiac arrest at home or in public are substantially less likely than White individuals to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander, according to a study presented at ACC.22.

"This disparity wasn't only present in majority White communities, but also in majority Black and Hispanic communities," said senior study author Paul S. Chan, MD, MSc. "A White person going into cardiac arrest in a community that was more than 50% Black and Hispanic was still more likely to get bystander CPR than a Black or Hispanic person in that community."

Read the full article in Cardiology.