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Can chest compressions on a beating heart damage the heart?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
CPR: Depends how hard the compressions are. Usually this is done on an emergency basis when there is no pulse (no beating heart) and the benefits outweigh the risks.
Answered on Aug 9, 2013

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