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Scheme to fund public defibrillators goes live

Pic:Katatonia/Pond5 The British Heart Foundation has just launched a scheme to role out a nationwide network of life saving heart defibrillators thanks in part to the campaigning efforts of a local couple. There are more than 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK every year and while currently only one in ten cases survive, the BHF…

No more kissing – just hard and fast

Untrained bystanders should give the kiss a miss during CPR and concentrate on giving just chest compressions to the tune of Stayin’ Alive, according to one of the UK’s largest medical charities. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has become the first organisation in the UK to actively promote Hands-only CPR. Backed by the Resuscitation Council…