Women survive cardiac arrest better than men

WOMEN are more likely than men to survive after sudden cardiac arrest, a major study confirms.

Results from the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining gender differences associated with sudden cardiac arrest in the community show that women have a statistically significant 10% greater chance of surviving through to hospital discharge.

The relative survival of men and women has been debated due to conflicting study results.

In the current review researchers, including cardiologist Professor David Celermajer from Sydney Medical School, examined 13 studies involving more than 400,000 patients from