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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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2010-07-29 09:00:00

Are you hesitant to help people who have collapsed because you don't want to give them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation?

2010-07-28 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Articles published today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) cite a pair of studies on Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), sometimes called continuous chest compressions, Hands-Only CPR, or cardio cerebral resuscitation (CCR). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "These articles validate the American Red Cross guidance on...

2010-06-02 17:20:00

CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings and according to the American Heart Association, approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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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