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An app that swiftly sends CPR volunteers to heart attack sufferers has made a big difference in Denmark. Could this be copied in the U.S.? – The Washington Post

The country would “significantly improve” its cardiac arrest survival rates if such programs were implemented, experts say.



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There are similar apps in the United States, but concerns about safety and willingness of people to accept untrained volunteers into private homes have prevented a similar wide use of PulsePoint, a North American responder app. But if those concerns are overcome, the United States could significantly improve its survival rate, leading experts say.
There is no reason why we should not pursue this, said professor of medicine Thomas Rea, who studies prehospital emergency care at the University of Washington.

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