Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 3rd leading cause of health loss

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is now the third leading cause of health loss among Americans.
That's according to a new study measuring the number of years lost to bad health, disability, or early death.
It showed people who suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital lost an average of 20 healthy years.
However, the prognosis improved for those who received bystander CPR .
Heart disease and low back and neck pain are the top two causes of disease-related health loss.
The study was published in 'Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.'

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