Guidelines emphasizing CPR chest compressions is saving lives

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The American Heart Association is reporting that the CPR guidelines increasing the use of chest compressions is saving lives in victims who suffer non-shockable cardiac arrest. The study found that if a person suffers cardiac arrest and can not be helped with a defibrillator shock, their chance of survival increases if chest compressions, under the new guidelines, are used. The article cites that 75% of cardiac arrests fall into the category where using a defibrillator to shock the victim would have no positive impact.

You can get complete details on this story by reading, Guidelines-based CPR saves more non-shockable cardiac arrest victims


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