In a new study, bystander CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was performed less frequently for Black and Hispanic individuals compared with white individuals, irrespective or neighborhood demographics and income.

These disparities in bystander-initiated CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were consistent regardless of whether the event occurred at home or in a public setting such as the workplace or recreational facility, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

"What is troubling is that the racial and ethnic difference in bystander CPR rates are greater for cardiac arrests occurring in public, regardless of neighborhood income or racial demographics," Paul S. Chan, MD, cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute told Healio.

Read the full Healio article: Black, Hispanic Individuals Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR, No Matter the Setting

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