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Doctor insights on: Should You Give Cpr If You Feel Only A Faint Pulse

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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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Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Too compicated: This is not an issue to be addressed on the internet. You need a good cardiologist or an internist with good cardiovascular knowledge to see and manage you aggressively. Could not even begin to answer your question (if i knew what it was) without full records, exam and testing. ...Read more

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What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

How do you know if : There is a lower hr in that person?. Two ways, by pulse or by ECG monitor. If there is no pulse anywhere and the person have electrical activity by ECG and there is unresponsiveness, you are in pulseless electrical activity( pea). And CPR need to be started. ...Read more

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Still has no pulse/breathing, Do they continue cpr / use defibrillator inside the ambulance while the ambulance is on the way to the hospital?

Still has no pulse/breathing, Do they continue cpr / use defibrillator inside the ambulance while the ambulance is on the way to the hospital?

CPR: CPR is continued by paramedics unless the patient is pronounced deceased by a physician. It is not stopped while the patient is being transported to the hospital. ...Read more

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How to increase blood pressure and pulse fast in someone feeling faint?

How to increase blood pressure and pulse fast in someone feeling faint?

Reflex: If your pressure is inadequate to sustain organ perfusion, the bodies alarm system (sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight) send out the message to speed up the heart rate and constrict the blood vessels. If feeling feint, lieflat on back, elevate legs on a chiar or pillow to ease blood flow return centrally. ...Read more