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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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