Chest compression alone effective during cardiac arrest, find studies

From MedGuru:

According to the results of twin studies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) alone is a successful method of saving heart attack victims.

Researchers from University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, US and Karolinska Institute at Södersjukhuset, Sweden found in dual studies that CPR– rhythmic pressing on patients’ chest to physically pump blood through the heart–is as useful a way of rescuing heart attack patients as combination-CPR (involving chest compression and mouth-to-mouth respiration).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: