SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency announced on Wednesday that it had issued ‘heart saver’ certificates to 251 citizens responsible for conducting a successful heart resuscitation on emergency patients.
Quick emergency measures by witnesses are crucial to saving a patient experiencing cardiac arrest.
The agency has been issuing certificates to citizens who contributed to saving the lives of cardiac arrest patients since 2011.
The number of certificates issued rose from 358 in 2011 to 1,258 in 2017. The survival rate of patients with cardiac arrest also rose from 4.1 percent in 2011 to 8.7 percent in 2017.
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