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2010-10-21 09:03:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The American Heart Association is changing the ABCs of CPR in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. It is now recommending that chest compressions be the first step for everyday people and professional rescuers reviving victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The association said the A-B-Cs (Airway- Breathing- Compressions) will be changed to C-A-B (Compressions- Airway- Breathing). "For more than 40...

2010-10-20 08:21:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More pushing, less breathing : that's the new slogan from life-saving experts regarding CPR.  A new study shows a higher survival rate if CPR is only done with chest compressions and not mouth-to-mouth. The authors of the study reviewed existing evidence regarding CPR with chest compressions only. They compared the findings with standard CPR evidence in a meta-analysis. In the first meta-analysis, they included trials in which patients were randomly allocated to...

2010-10-18 18:15:15

Elsevier announces the publication of the 2010 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines in the journal Resuscitation. These guidelines are based on an extensive international review of all the science supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the 2010 International Consensus on CPR Science, which is also published in the current issue of Resuscitation. This year is the 50th anniversary of CPR. Throughout Europe, each year, about 500,000 people have an out-of-hospital sudden...

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2010-10-18 10:10:00

The American Heart Association released new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines on Monday, placing a greater emphasis on the use of chest compressions and advising would-be rescuers to not stop and listen for breathing before beginning the procedure. The new guidelines, which have been published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, move away from the organization's long-utilized "ABCs of CPR" method. The "ABC" method, which stood for...

2010-10-17 23:30:00

Please find an electronic press kit that includes a stats/fact sheet, chart of key changes, steps of CPR, CPR graphic and survivor stories at this link: http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_CPR/. Statement Highlights: - The 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC update the 2005 guidelines. - When administering CPR, immediate chest compressions should be done first. - Untrained lay people are urged to administer Hands-Only CPR (chest compressions only). DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

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2010-10-16 09:27:17

Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The study, published online on Oct. 15 in The Lancet, determined that the chest compression-only method of CPR improved survival rates over standard CPR.Standard CPR involves alternating...

2010-10-06 15:09:15

In a comparison of outcomes in Arizona for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest performed by bystanders, patients who received compression-only CPR were more likely to survive to hospital discharge than patients who received conventional CPR or no CPR, according to a study in the October 6 issue of JAMA. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health problem, affecting approximately 300,000 individuals in the United States annually. Although survival...

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2010-10-06 10:35:00

Performing hands-only CPR is more effective than giving someone mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In the study, researchers from the University of Arizona looked at 4,415 instances of adult cardiac arrest that happened in non-hospital settings between 2005 and 2009. They found that 113 of the 849 victims who received hands-only resuscitation survived (13%), while only 52 of the 666 victims who were...

2010-08-30 14:22:00

CONKLIN, N.Y., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime golf partners Ray Gee and Bill Gorman have never known their leisurely Friday night golf league to hold quite so much drama. But, on August 13th, the 8th hole of Conklin Players Club in Conklin, NY, became the scene of a lifesaving rescue when Gee collapsed from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The quick thinking of Gorman and two other league golfers, along with access to a HeartSine samaritan® Automated External Defibrillator...

2010-08-16 05:02:00

SAN DIEGO, California, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new portable system which cools the brain via the nasal cavity may improve survival following cardiac arrest compared with standard care procedures, particularly when CPR and cooling are initiated early. Results from a recent study showed that the RhinoChill(TM) Intra-Nasal Cooling System enabled brain temperature to reach target several hours earlier than patients cooled in the emergency room. It is widely recognized that the...


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2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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