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R&D for Lifetime of Life

Hands-only CPR is best.

CPR performed for cardiac arrest using only chest compression provided better results than the traditional chest compression plus mouth-to-mouth, according to a large US study.

Dr Bentley Bobrow reported on a 5 year study in Arizona of more than 4,000 people suffering a heart attack outside of hospital.  Patients were 60% more likely to survive when the simple hands-only procedure was used by lay passers-by, rather than interrupting this for mouth-to-mouth.

A further benefit is that bystanders were willing to perform hands-only CPR more frequently (40%) than the combined version (28%).

Two other studies have found that the quality of outcome, in terms of brain damage due to lack of oxygen, is the same for either CPR method.

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October 6, 2010 - Posted by | CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Medical conditions, Medicine/Treatment, Success

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