Monthly Archives: July, 2010
Bystanders Who Only Do Chest Compressions Save Nearly as Many, Researchers Find
By Kathleen Doheny
July 28, 2010 — Bystanders who perform CPR on patients with suspected heart attacks can safely skip the rescue breathing — typically called mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — and just perform the chest compressions, according to two new studies.
”We feel comfortable saying chest compressions alone, [...]
In 1960, a group of resuscitation pioneers combined mouth-to-mouth free cialis coupon breathing with chest compressions to create cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the lifesaving action we now call CPR. This action, when provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can significantly increase a victim’s chance of survival.
Ever since the first identification and coining of the phrase “risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD)” by the Framingham Investigators in 1959 [1,2], there has been an explosion of literature that has come under the heading of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor reduction, as if creating a separate subspecialty of cardiology. There [...]