heart attack http://www.kplu.org en Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts http://www.kplu.org/post/dispatchers-cpr-coaching-saves-lives-when-every-minute-counts Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live; some American cities have survival rates five times higher than others. One difference can be 911 dispatchers.<p>If they coach someone over the phone to give CPR, the chance of surviving goes up. There's now a push to make it universal, but some cities are slow to implement the necessary training.<p>Becky Cole was eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she collapsed against the bathroom door. Fri, 25 May 2012 14:54:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5104 at http://www.kplu.org Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-are-odds-surviving-heart-attack-better-nw <p>In 1974, CBS’ 60 Minutes declared Seattle was the best place in the world to suffer a heart attack. Nearly forty years later, the reputation persists – and experts are still claiming Seattle is tops in saving victims of cardiac arrest.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-seattle-such-great-place-have-heart-attack">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4300 at http://www.kplu.org Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW?