Latest CPR Stories

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.

2010-06-01 13:56:19

New study reveals strategy for reversing stagnant survival rates.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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

2010-02-26 13:21:00

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.

2010-01-05 14:40:00

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.

2009-12-23 08:33:42

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.

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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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