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Can cpr restart a stopped heart?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

CPR is pushing on the chest to "pump" for the heart when the heart stops.
When done early and effectively, it can definitely restart the heart. I would encourage you to learn CPR and basic life support.

In brief: Absolutely

CPR is pushing on the chest to "pump" for the heart when the heart stops.
When done early and effectively, it can definitely restart the heart. I would encourage you to learn CPR and basic life support.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

The whole point of learning CPR is to improve outcomes for people who collapse with a variety of heart ailments.

In brief: Sure

The whole point of learning CPR is to improve outcomes for people who collapse with a variety of heart ailments.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CPCR

Cardiopulmonarycerebroresuscitation was developed to restart the stopped heart.
On google you can see ways to restart the stopped heart.

In brief: CPCR

Cardiopulmonarycerebroresuscitation was developed to restart the stopped heart.
On google you can see ways to restart the stopped heart.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes, sometimes

The heart is an interesting organ because very tiny amounts of electrical activity are generated by the exchange of various chemicals such as sodium, potassium and chloride as these chemicals move across the cell walls.
This is where the spikes on an EKG come from. When severely disrupted as in cardiac arrest the appropriate application of CPR can cause the heart to restart.

In brief: Yes, sometimes

The heart is an interesting organ because very tiny amounts of electrical activity are generated by the exchange of various chemicals such as sodium, potassium and chloride as these chemicals move across the cell walls.
This is where the spikes on an EKG come from. When severely disrupted as in cardiac arrest the appropriate application of CPR can cause the heart to restart.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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