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2008-10-18 15:00:06

The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees has the perfect beat to perform CPR, say medical researchers at the University of Illinois. At 103 beats per minutes, the song is the perfect CPR metronome, said Dr. David Matlock of the university's Peoria campus. Matlock's research confirms the work of Dr. Alson Inaba, an emergency room doctor in Honolulu, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. Research conducted by Matlock and Inaba show the song and its beat stuck with test subjects...

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2008-10-17 11:45:00

At 103 beats per minute, and a rhythm that will just get stuck in your head, the Bee Gees' 1977 disco song "Stayin' Alive" is the perfect solution to truly help keep people staying alive during CPR. CPR can triple survival rates, but some people are hesitant to do it in part because they are unsure about the proper rhythm for chest compressions. In a study headed by Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois medical school, 15 doctors and students maintained close to the ideal number of...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

The Jackson County Regional Health Center and the American Heart Association are teaming up for a potentially life-saving event. Teaching the basic skills of CPR, the organizations are sponsoring Family and Friends CPR at the health center, 700 W. Grove St. in Maquoketa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the large conference room. Two 90-minute classes, which will cover CPR skills for adults, children and infant victims, will be offered and are open to the public. For more information,...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Once, walking down Fifth Avenue, I saw a man in his late 50s collapse and fall to the ground. A crowd formed around him, and almost everyone was calling 911. The man did not show any movement; just made sudden, loud sounds that sounded like snoring. A guy checked his pulse, and another came forward and started pumping his chest with his palms. More people made more suggestions. I cannot forget this moment, as I saw a man dying in front of my eyes and wished I could have...

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2008-04-01 00:05:00

The American Heart Association announced Monday that hands-only CPR is just as effective as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrests in adults. Experts hope the announcement will make bystanders more likely to assist someone who suddenly collapses, since hands-only CPR "“ quick, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives "“ is simple and easier to remember.  It also removes a major barrier for some who may be skittish about mouth-to-mouth breathing. "You only have...

2007-03-20 09:01:26

HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that it has partnered with Laerdal Medical Corporation to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) training programs using a blended learning approach of online learning and hands-on skills evaluation. Each program centers on the use of a unique manikin and an instructorless teaching / coaching system, known as...

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2007-03-16 00:25:00

Chest compression - not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - seems to be the key in helping someone recover from cardiac arrest, according to new research that further bolsters advice from heart experts. A study in Japan showed that people were more likely to recover without brain damage if rescuers focused on chest compressions rather than rescue breaths, and some experts advised dropping the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR altogether. The study was published in Friday's issue of the medical journal...

2007-03-14 09:01:21

DALLAS, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, expectant parents, new parents, grandparents and siblings have a simple, convenient way to learn to perform infant CPR and to relieve choking -- the American Heart Association's Infant CPR Anytime(TM) Personal Learning Program. This new training program can be used to learn skills that could help save the life of an infant (newborn-12 months). The kit includes a one-of-a-kind infant CPR manikin, a 22-minute skills training DVD and two fold-out...

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2006-09-18 15:50:00

WASHINGTON - Teach yourself CPR? The American Heart Association says you can, with the help of an inflatable mannequin named Mini Anne and some simplified instructions. It's part of a new push to nearly double the number of people who learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The urgency: Those heart-zapping defibrillators that are everywhere from shopping malls to people's homes often aren't enough to save lives "” unless someone also performs CPR. The machines keep EKG-like recordings of...

2006-06-13 15:06:34

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heart attack victims who were resuscitated by chest compressions applied manually fared better than those revived with a mechanical device that compresses the chest, a study said on Tuesday. While between 28 percent and 30 percent of heart attack victims suffering cardiac arrest survived for at least four hours whether their hearts were restarted mechanically or manually, longer term survival rates and brain functioning were higher among those revived manually,...


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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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