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Uttoxeter ambo bosses helping cardiac trial

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 21, 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.

Whilst the numbers of people who suffer cardiac arrest are relatively small, the survival rate for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is just eight per cent.

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

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