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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? You might be in luck, as two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday show that hands-only CPR could be just as effective. In fact, according to Gene Emery of Reuters, "When someone collapses suddenly, mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing may not be necessary and could lower the chances of survival"¦ The findings come at a time when less emphasis...

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...

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. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death. On May 13th, Geneva/Chicago resident Lewis Guvenoz, a 38-year old, healthy father of five young children went into sudden cardiac arrest. CPR was...

2010-06-02 07:45:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AccentHealth announced today that they have partnered with the Ad Council on an initiative to raise awareness of health and safety issues by displaying a series of the Ad Council's public service advertisements (PSAs) in doctor's office waiting rooms throughout the country. Starting this month, AccentHealth will be supporting the Ad Council and the American Heart Association's Hands-Only(TM) CPR campaign in conjunction with CPR Week in an effort to help...

2010-06-01 13:56:19

New study reveals strategy for reversing stagnant survival rates The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you call home and whether anyone in the neighborhood comes to your rescue by attempting to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a first-of-its-kind study in the June issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found that certain neighborhoods in Fulton County, Ga.â”which includes Atlantaâ”have...

2010-05-25 07:00:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To reach its goal of educating 1 million Americans about CPR during CPR Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association is calling on a new audience -- teens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "We are reaching out to teens to create the next generation of lifesavers," said Michael Sayre, M.D., chairman of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. "Teens can learn how to save lives and...

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2010-05-14 12:00:00

Korean doctors are suggesting that speeding ambulances might do more harm than good to patients receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The researchers monitored how well EMTs performed as the ambulance picked up speed by using a computerized mannequin called Resusci Anne. The depth and rate of chest compressions both increased, which made researchers worry that EMTs tended to spend less time doing CPR at high velocities. The exact reasons for the added hands-off time are not...

2010-03-18 08:51:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart(TM) Minnesota together with the Medtronic Foundation announced they are "teaming up" to save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Their statewide effort "tips off" tonight with CPR training for more than 50 students on the court during halftime, performed to the song "Stayin' Alive" played by the Lakeville South High School band. SCA is a leading cause of death in young athletes....

2010-03-03 10:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bystanders who perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child with cardiac arrest increase the child's likelihood of survival, according to the largest pediatric study to date. The outcomes are similar for both chest compression alone (hands-only) CPR and CPR with chest compression and rescue breathing. CPR was more effective when rescue breathing was combined with chest compressions for children with cardiac arrest from...

2010-03-03 09:18:32

Too many major sports arenas in Europe do not have adequate equipment and procedures in place to save the lives of spectators who suffer heart attacks while watching a sporting event, according to new research published online today (Wednesday 3 March) in the European Heart Journal [1]. In a study of 187 top sports arenas in ten European countries, used by 190 elite soccer clubs, more than a quarter did not have automated external defibrillators on site and even more did not have medical...


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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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