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Why would an infant need cpr?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: They quit breahing

Although most infants won't have a heart attack or rhythm disturbance that puts them down like adults, they may need cpr. Infants have more respiratory findings leading to problems than adults.
They can compensate to a point for pneumonia problems, asthma, etc by breathing harder, but they can wear out, stop breathing & will soon die unless someone helps them get going again.

In brief: They quit breahing

Although most infants won't have a heart attack or rhythm disturbance that puts them down like adults, they may need cpr. Infants have more respiratory findings leading to problems than adults.
They can compensate to a point for pneumonia problems, asthma, etc by breathing harder, but they can wear out, stop breathing & will soon die unless someone helps them get going again.
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