Only 39% of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45% of men, and men were 23% more likely to survive, the study found. ADVERTISEMENT At the call of ‘cardiac arrest’, you swing into action – and try until all hope is gone Saleyha Ahsan Read more “It can be kind of daunting thinking about pushing hard and fast on the center of a woman’s chest,” said Audrey Blewer, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who led the study.