George Floyd had little chance of surviving due to delayed CPR: doctor

George Floyd had little chance of surviving due to delayed CPR: doctor


The doctor who treated George Floyd after the encounter with Minneapolis police that left him dead said Monday that he had little chance of survival by the time he got to the hospital.

Dr. Bradford Wankhede Langenfeld testified at the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin, saying the delay in giving Floyd CPR before an ambulance got to the scene greatly reduced his chances of being revived.

Langenfeld said Floyd had not received CPR at the scene of his arrest before the ambulance arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center on May 25.

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By that point, Floyd had no pulse — and could not be revived despite lengthy attempts to save his life, the doctor said.

“At that point, in the absence of any apparent reversible cause and because Mr. Floyd had been in (cardiac) arrest, by this time, 60 minutes, I determine that the likelihood of any meaningful outcome was far below 1 percent and that we would

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