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CPR during cardiac arrest: someone’s life is in your hands

July 23, 2015

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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Daniel Pendick is a former executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy … See Full Bio
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Nafiul Hasan Sufi
August 6, 2015

The Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation method is needed to be explained with it’s importance. If it is closely observed then we can see the survival rate evidence. In my personal experience as a medical person I have observed a brilliant success with CPR method. CPR brings an excellent stability. Such stability gives successful outcome, as a result survival rate increases significantly. Progress in increasing survival rate can be done easily through the CPR method.

C.M. Rivers
July 31, 2015

This is an excellent, and is very informative and timely.

Fortunately, in our community, all Paramedic vehicles have defribrilators, but what and how we can do in the meantime is most valuable.

C.M. Rivers

July 26, 2015

Thank you very much for serving and information.

July 26, 2015

Can we find pulse in ventricular tachycardia

July 26, 2015

Is there pulse in ventricular tachycarfia

Elliot Fisch
July 24, 2015

This is a very good summary and discussion of this study and the problems around Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival.

What is overlooked in all of this, and other studies, is that everyone states that someone should get an AED. However, you can’t get an AED if you don’t know where it is.

AED Link is a web-based software system for 911 centers that provides them with the location of AEDs within the community. It can also automatically notify AED responders to bring their AED on-scene. It is currently installed in 30 EMS systems in 12 states and in Canada and the Cayman Islands. Responders are reporting their arrival to be somewhere between 3 and 5 minutes before EMS arrives.

Elliot Fisch, President
Atrus, Inc.

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