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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs.
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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes it works: Not sure of the survival rate, but can make the difference between life and death.

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