'Lay responders' boost cardiac arrest survival: study

Use of a mobile app means patients are more likely to receive timely CPR or defibrillation, researchers show

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Dispatching volunteer members of the public via a smartphone app to attend a nearby out-of-hospital cardiac emergency improves survival, a large Swedish study shows.

The concept is catching on in the UK and Europe with many ‘lay-responder' systems already in operation to send registered members of the public rushing to perform CPR or find a