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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.
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
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who received detailed audio instructions on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) demonstrated better compression rate, hand placement and compression depth than those who did not receive recorded instructions by cell phone.
MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeOnlineCPR.com, a leading website offering online CPR certification, announces it is providing site's visitors with free online CPR courses. The courses at FreeOnlineCPR.com are designed to be easy to use.
Dispatchers should assertively give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions to bystanders who suspect someone is in cardiac arrest because the benefits from correctly recommending CPR for someone who needs it greatly outweigh the risks from recommending CPR for someone who does not, researchers said in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Brain tumor patients more likely to choose comfort care, decline CPR after watching videos depicting specific levels of care.
People can survive cardiac arrest if they receive only chest compressions during attempts to revive them â€“ as advised by the current American Heart Association guidelines. But they cannot survive without access to oxygen sometime during the resuscitation effort, research suggests.
DALLAS, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be the Beat, the American Heart Association's new online cardiac arrest awareness campaign, teaches 12- to 15-year-olds fun ways to learn the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Patients with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received intravenous (IV) drug administration during treatment, recommended in life support guidelines, had higher rates of short term survival but no statistically significant improvement in survival to hospital discharge or long-term survival.
CPR performance improved, though return of pulses and survival to discharge did not.
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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