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That sudden unexpected death is our greatest single medical problem today needs little additional comment. The most common mode of death among adults in this country, it is responsible for one-third of all natural fatalities. As the author of this comprehensive text indicates, ventricular fibrillation in structurally good hearts probably occurs over 900 times per day in the United States in victims outside a hospital. At least an equal frequency of such episodes occurs within hospitals.
The author has made the study of cardiac arrest and resuscitation a major effort since 1958 when the first edition of this work was published.
Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:437. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-437_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):437.
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