Navigation Links
'Hands-Only' CPR May Work Best for Cardiac Arrest
Date:10/5/2010

out 15 percent) received conventional CPR that includes rescue breathing and 849 (about 19 percent) received compression-only CPR.

About 13.3 percent of those who received compression-only CPR survived and were discharged from the hospital compared to only 7.8 percent of those who received conventional CPR, a 60 percent difference. Those who received no bystander CPR at all fared the worst -- only 5.2 percent lived.

Over time, along with public education campaigns encouraging 'hands-only' CPR, the annual rate for bystanders attempting CPR improved from about 28 percent in 2005 to nearly 40 percent in 2009. That rise coincided with the shift to the compression-only technique -- in 2005, only about 20 percent of lay rescuers did compression-only compared to nearly 76 percent in 2009.

Overall survival increased from about 3.7 percent in 2005 to 9.8 percent in 2009, the study authors reported.

About 300,000 Americans per year experience cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating, outside of hospital settings. Without CPR to continue to pump blood and oxygen to the brain, death occurs within minutes, Bobrow said.

Without a bystander to step in and start compressions, emergency responders often arrive too late, Bobrow said. And the longer a victim goes without oxygen, the less likely an automated external defibrillator will work to restart the heart rhythm.

But for a variety of reasons, bystanders often fail to act. Some are unsure what to do, afraid of doing CPR wrong or don't want to do mouth-to-mouth breathing. "What we have tried to do with 'hands-only' CPR is take out all the reasons people don't act when they see a cardiac emergency -- fear, panic, indecision, confusion -- out of the equation," Bobrow said. "There is no reason not to try to do hands-only CPR."

That's a crucial message, said Dr. Michael Sayre, an American Heart Association spokesman and associate professor of emergency medicine at Ohio State U
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study
2. Cardiac Cath Lab Director
3. Mount Sinai pioneers new cardiac imaging device
4. Childhood cancer survivors may have abnormal long-term cardiac function
5. Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging
6. Lymphoma patients with cardiovascular disease have increased risk of cardiac hospitalization
7. New ISHLT cardiac allograft vasculopathy standardized nomenclature
8. Cardiac MRI in the ER cuts costs, hospital admissions for chest pain patients
9. Traditional neurologic exams inadequate for predicting survival of cardiac arrest patients
10. Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function
11. Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Hands-Only' CPR May Work Best for Cardiac Arrest
(Date:8/22/2014)... first time an oncogenic somatic mutation at amino acid ... been identified in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) tumors ... lines produced increased intracellular signaling and cell growth. , ... representing 15% of all lung cancers and is strongly ... cancer, has been extensively examined for genomic alterations and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Paying tuition and other related educational expenses ... for four nurse educators pursuing advanced degrees, thanks to ... Foundation for Nursing Education . This year’s recipients – ... than in 2013, thanks to these named NLN Foundation ... Marcil Endowment Funds, both donated by Kathy Mershon; the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... ) continue to be filed in U.S. courts ... cardiovascular events due to their use of prescription ... to court documents, a new claim was filed ... California man who allegedly suffered life-threatening heart issues ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 CarePoint ... specialist in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative ... CarePoint Health Medical Group. Their system welcomes Dr. ... and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint Health Medical Group, ... in Hudson County, representing a wide range of ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Back-to-school time provides an opportunity ... into the family schedules, an expert suggests. "Forget ... year can also be the start of a new ... professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences ... With kids, extracurricular activities likely to build up, "it,s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novel oncogenic RET mutation found in small cell lung cancer 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 4Health News:Dr. Reisner Joins CarePoint Health Medical Group 2Health News:With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out 2
... Rheumatism (EULAR) welcomes the outcomes of yesterday,s Council of ... 7 December, ministers for health adopted Council Conclusions on ... States and the European Commission to adopt concrete, coordinated ... pleased to note that the Council Conclusions reflect many ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Women with localized breast cancer are less ... surgery, a new study finds. The researchers also found ... of the recurrence of localized cancer. The three-nation study ... common type of noninvasive breast cancer, who were followed for ...
... MDA recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine ... (JCEM) has demonstrated a novel and accurate test for ... in 1,500 to 2,000 female live births and early ... and co-morbid conditions including cardiac and renal problems. ...
... CA (December 8, 2010) People who are neurotic often ... neurotic newlyweds have frequent sexual relations, their marital satisfaction ... counterparts, according to a study in the current ... Neuroticism is the tendency to experience negative ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Stool ... accurate for patients on a low-dose aspirin regimen, which is ... While therapeutic aspirin use was once feared to skew ... researchers found the test was significantly more sensitive for low-dose ...
... can be a life saver for patients needing immediate ... the process of activating them often delays treatment beyond ... print in Annals of Emergency Medicine, was ... multicenter, retrospective chart review, McMullan found that a majority ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:EULAR welcomes Council action to tackle chronic diseases 2Health News:Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return 2Health News:Frequent sex protects marital happiness for neurotic newlyweds 2Health News:Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test 2Health News:Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test 3Health News:Even with helicopter EMS, hospital transfer can delay treatment for heart attacks 2Health News:Even with helicopter EMS, hospital transfer can delay treatment for heart attacks 3
(Date:8/22/2014)... - On Aug. 20, at its annual meeting in ... (CMA) voted on and approved a delegate resolution opposing ... Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., a leading Canadian licensed producer of ... The CMA is quite right to point out ... plant material, including medicinal cannabis. While some patients, particularly ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of ... Technologies" report to their offering. ... you wish to expand your product line, you,ll know ... authors know you want to make effective product development ... improved revenues and take market share from your competition. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Dr. Mark Rasak , MD ... Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Medicine as ... Clinical Associates. Dr. Rasak has over 15 ... aspects of the business; overseeing the daily operations; interventional ... intervention. In addition, he is an honored Fellow of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bedrocan Canada Statement Regarding Canadian Medical Association Motion on Smoking Marijuana 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 3Dr. Mark Rasak, MD is recognized by Continental Who's Who with the Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award 2
... 2011 EMKinetics, Inc. announced today initiation of ... trial for patients suffering from urge incontinence and ... at 10-15 US centers.  Submission for CE mark ... the study.   EMKinetics, TranStim therapy builds on ...
... 2011 Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) announced ... period ended October 1, 2011, after the market closes on October ... at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted ... de Raad, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EMKinetics Announces Start of Pivotal Trial for the TranStim™ Transdermal Neuromodulation System 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 2Masimo to Report Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on October 25, 2011 3
Used to introduce large devices for vascular intervention....
Used for the introduction of catheters, balloons and other vascular devices....
Used to introduce balloon, closed and non-tapered end catheters or other devices for intervention....
Sheath Introducer featuring patented SLIX Valve, rotating collar, kink-resistant cannula and atraumatic tip transitions....
Medicine Products: