Cardiology

Kneeling posture impacts chest compressions' effectiveness

(HealthDay)—During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by males, self-adjusted and nearest kneeling postures are more effective for chest compression, with lower perceived exertion, according to a study published ...

Cardiology

The wrong first step to revive athletes in cardiac arrest

About three million people have viewed the YouTube video of the death of American collegiate basketball player Hank Gathers from cardiac arrest during a game in 1990. The sequence of the events clearly shows the that for ...

Cardiology

CPR by medics: Keep pumping or stop for rescue breathing?

Continuous chest compressions during out-of-hospital CPR by emergency medical responders did not offer survival advantages, when compared to interrupting manual chest pumping to perform rescue breathing. Nor were continuous ...

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