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2012-01-13 06:49:50

More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart go awry and cause it to stop beating normally.

2012-01-12 12:49:17

Participation in marathon and half-marathon races is at an all-time high, but numerous reports of race-related cardiac arrests have called the safety of this activity into question.

2012-01-10 10:10:03

More people will survive sudden cardiac arrest when 9-1-1 dispatchers help bystanders assess victims and begin CPR immediately.

2011-11-14 11:25:16

Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information to the public.

2011-11-14 11:24:13

Even members of the lay public who have received CPR training are confused about how to perform the lifesaving skill and say they don't have confidence in their ability to do it properly.

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to 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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