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How often does cpr work to revive someone from cardiac arrest?

How often does cpr work to revive someone from cardiac arrest?

It depends: With the exception of hypothermia (cold exposure) and certain drowning situations, CPR is successful in less than 25% of cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

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


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How effective is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for treating cardiac arrest?

CPR: less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within less than 4-5min give the best outcomes. Las Vegas casinos with abundant automated defibrillators, trained staff and people watching on monitors have the fastest response and best results. ...Read more

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Why do I have involuntary gasp for breath? 2 years ago i has cardiac arrest & has cpr & shock 99% blocked.Blockage & has 2 stents.

Why do I have involuntary gasp for breath? 2 years ago i has cardiac arrest & has cpr & shock 99% blocked.Blockage & has 2 stents.

A reflex: All people sigh daily to redistribute surfactant throughout the lung and keep it expanded. Damaged lungs perform the process more frequently. Sighing is a large gasping breath. ...Read more

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How often does the electric shock revive someone who had a cardiac arrest?

How often does the electric shock revive someone who had a cardiac arrest?

Reset conduction: You heart has an electrical conduction system that controls how the heart muscle contracts. Often in cardiac arrest that conduction system is sending disordered electrical signals. The shock sometimes given during cpr/acls is an attempt to "reset" the conduction system so the electric signals go back to the proper order. ...Read more

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If a person lives alone and has cardiac arrest how long until the paramedics could revive them?

10 minutesor less: After 10 minutes of full cardiac arrest without CPR , irreversible brain damage occurs unless immerged in ice water ( such as falling through the thin ice on a pond); sometimes the frigid temp preserves brain and heart function. ...Read more

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What do you do if a co-worker suffers from cardiac arrest at work?

What do you do if a co-worker suffers from cardiac arrest at work?

CPR, shock: Call 911, then use CPR and (if you have one) place the pads for the office AED on him/her and follow directions. Dont stop until relieved by ems. ...Read more

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Three years ago I passed out. The next day I went to work and felt like I was going to faint again. I was rushed to the hospital and almost went into cardiac arrest. Xanax was their answer. I have been on Xanax for 3 years. I want off! It's a bandaid?

Three years ago I passed out. The next day I went to work and felt like I was going to faint again. I was rushed to the hospital and almost went into cardiac arrest. Xanax was their answer. I have been on Xanax for 3 years. I want off! It's a bandaid?

You may be right: It sounds like the Xanax (alprazolam) actually worked to prevent fainting; the likely cause was anxiety. And you are correct..there are other effective treatments for anxiety: usually a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which would take a lot of commitment/practice from you. Go ahead and pursue this, but taper SLOWLY off the Xanax (alprazolam) ONLY under careful supervision from your doctor. Cold turkey is DANGEROUS! ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more