Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.
Heart stops pumping blood, when there is a cardiac arrest , which is often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to “buy time” until normal heart function is restored.
What happens during CPR?
During CPR, the chest is pressed on forcefully. Electric stimulation to the chest and special medicines are sometimes used. This is usually done for 15 to 30 minutes. A tube may also be put through the mouth or nose into the lung. This tube is then connected to a breathing machine.
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