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How Long Can Your Heart Be Stopped Before Cpr Will No Longer Be Successful
No Absolute Time Cap: As in respiratory failure, CPR results depend upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, "time down", the end organ damage & the effectiveness & conditions of the resuscitation. Full recovery may be possible after minutes to hours of cpr. But, as a rule, after cardiac arrest, outcomes are not good, unless effective resuscitation is accomplished rapidly ... Within minutes.Mfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more
Depend: Depend in few factors. Like age, co-morbidities( prior medical condition affecting cardiopulmonary reserve), lifestyle( obesity, smoking, too much alcohol, nutrition status), the situation ( increase survival in cold water drowning). There was a case of a 54 y/o with cardiac arrest for 90 min who survive. Dr roger d white directed the cpr. But, early the better. CPR is a very good skill to have. ...Read more
Please help! what is the best angle for bloodflow to the heart, named something by medical professionals (during cpr)?
Sounds like a quiz: Sounds like you're trying to answer a quiz question. CPR is done in with the patient in the supine position. However, I think you may be asking how do you improve blood flow to the brain, if that's the case, and someone has a low blood pressure, you may be thinking of the Trendelenburg position, where the head is positioned at the lowest point. Good luck. ...Read more
Google AHA: Contact the aha in your area. It is a great cause. ...Read more
60: The neonatal resuscitation program taught in the us indicates that chest compressions should be started when the heart rate is less than 60 but this is after adequate ventilation has been tried. There are times at birth that the heart rate is less than 60 and after a few manual breaths (ppv) the heart rate comes up right away! one should not be too rigid about numbers as each case is different. ...Read more
CRP: High sensitivity c-reactive protein, a nonspecific market is systemic inflammation, is an independent predictor if adverse cardiovascular events. Not recommended for screening in general population. In patients with high risk factors, it may help prompt more aggressive treatment. Low levels may reclassify the same patient as a low risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure of question: Any first responder operating in good faith is likely protected by good samaritan clauses as long as care is transferred to formally trained individuals who arrive soon thereafter. If you are asking if an individual who is trained should perform CPR if first on seen, that's a moral question, not a legal one. One would hope that any help is better than none would be the deciding factor to help. ...Read more
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