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Chain 5 of Survival
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A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.


Link 5: Integrated Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

Post-cardiac arrest care is provided to the patient in the hospital after he or she survives the initial cardiac arrest.  After a cardiac arrest, patients may continue to be unstable and require interventions from a multidisciplinary team of specialists to treat heart and lung dysfunction, institute therapeutic hypothermia, and manage blockages of coronary vessels.