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First aid

01 September 2011

Prolonged CPR no help for heart

Increasing the time spent administering CPR to cardiac arrest patients won't increase their chances of survival, researchers said, putting to rest the debate in emergency medicine.

Increasing the time spent administering CPR to cardiac arrest patients won't increase their chances of survival, researchers said, putting to rest one of the raging debates in emergency medicine.

But some experts over the years have said that a longer period of initial cardio-pulmonary resuscitation – for up to three minutes – may help increase a cardiac arrest patient's odds of survival.

Stick to shorter CPR

 

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