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Uttoxeter ambo bosses backing trial

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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WEST Midlands Ambulance Service has thrown weight behind a medical trial that may lead to many more patients surviving cardiac arrest.

While the number of people who suffer a cardiac arrest is relatively small, the survival rate for an ou- of-hospital cardiac arrest is very low at around 8 per cent.

Trust medical director Dr Andy Carson said: "Although adrenaline has been used for years in cardiac arrest management, there's evidence it may result in poorer outcomes for patients."

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