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New CPR Technique Revives Man After 63 Minutes Without Pulse (Video and Transcript)
Reuters.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Ben Gruber (reporting)

Posted on 11/02/2011 7:38:53 PM PDT by Razzz42

The rules of how to treat cardiac arrest are being re-written at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Technology, new drug treatments, conventional CPR and the use of hypothermia are now being coordinated with great affect - in one case reviving a man who'd been clinically dead for more than an hour. (Video and transcript available at link)

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capnography; cpr; heartattack; hypothermia; mayoclinic

1 posted on 11/02/2011 7:38:55 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Must be rugged living on without a pulse!


2 posted on 11/02/2011 7:42:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Razzz42

Wow.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 7:45:25 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: muawiyah

it beats the alternative


4 posted on 11/02/2011 7:46:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Razzz42

Hell our knew protocols call for very little breathing just lots of compressions to keep blood moving.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 7:46:47 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: muawiyah
Seventy five percent of Americans don't have a pulse anyway.

They're heartless.

6 posted on 11/02/2011 7:46:56 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Razzz42

I attended the American Heart Association conference on CPR/Advanced Cardiac Life Support last December. Awesome things are happening in this corner of medicine.

Forget everything you may have learned in the past, the new CPR is really CR. Forget about rescue breathing on adults, for chest compressions they are teaching people to just push hard and push fast.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 7:47:29 PM PDT by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Razzz42

Well I don’t know if this technique was used on me in February of this year, but I was out twice for a period of 33 minutes and according to doctors, I should not even be here let along walking, typing and talking.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 7:48:23 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Gamecock

I trained at the Mayo in Rochester under Dr. White. Like him, I am a cardiac anesthesiologist with special qualifications in critical care. If nothing else comes from this thread, you can save a life without doing anything but effective chest compressions when someone goes down. Remember, the most common presenting symptom of heart disease in America is SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH. Prompt external cardiac massage saves lives, period. Everyone ought to know how to do this, and not be afraid for no longer is mouth to mouth required. Dr. White should win the noble prize in medicine for his work in bringing this simple technique to everyone.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers AND POLITICIANS are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: Razzz42

Wow.

BFLR


10 posted on 11/02/2011 7:51:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Trueblackman

God bless you,My sister was gone 30 minutes before they brought her back and she was brain dead.Proud of you Beautiful.((((Hugs)))


11 posted on 11/02/2011 7:52:12 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: gas_dr

Enough air migrates into the lungs on its own to keep blood oxygen at a survivable level?


12 posted on 11/02/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: Gamecock

Someone explain, seriously, how to do immediate fast, deep compressions and still manage to call 911? I have been thinking about a scenario where there is only one person to aid the victim. Can you get by for 30 seconds w/one hand? One hand spread on the chest, the other elbow on that hand for the time it takes to dial and yell “Heart Attack! Get here now!”? In my area, I know they can trace your 911 call immediately, no need to even give the address.


13 posted on 11/02/2011 7:53:55 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Razzz42

We were using this twenty years ago in the shooting gallery of North Philadelphia. Its still cool.


14 posted on 11/02/2011 7:56:29 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Trueblackman

Good to hear the results. How about a little humor, what if you awoke up a liberal, then what.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 7:56:50 PM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: Trueblackman

are you sure you really are? (J/k glad to have you here!!!)


16 posted on 11/02/2011 7:57:00 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: Razzz42
With just the use of chest compression what are the chances of not getting oxygen to the brain and therefore have someone come back a vegetable?
17 posted on 11/02/2011 7:57:08 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Trueblackman

And I’m thankful you are still here with us, Kevin!


18 posted on 11/02/2011 8:00:22 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Trueblackman
I should not even be here let along walking, typing and talking.

And yet you keep persisting in doing all those things! I'm so glad things turned out this well for you, and pray you continue to recover.

19 posted on 11/02/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In my mind, the lungs were/are always the pump(s) and the heart a valve. You keep pushing on the chest and the lungs will keep pumping fresh air into the system and the heart will keep the blood flowing in one direction.

Of course, what do I know, I am just a product of public education.

For me, lowering the body temperature to 91 degrees was the most interesting part of these procedures for treatment. The body will protect and nourish the brain at all costs even at the expense of losing limbs when threaten with cold temperatures.


20 posted on 11/02/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Pounding on his chest.

That’s some inaccurate reporting.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Trueblackman

You must have friends in high places.

Glad you stayed with us.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 8:18:51 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: guitarplayer1953
CPR IN THREE SIMPLE STEPS I know they have changed CPR over the years and it is still evolving. It is now about 30 chest compression between the nipples for 30 seconds then two 1 second blowing of air into the victim's mouth to raise the chest then back to 30 chest compressions to start repeating the procedure. Used to be more blowing of air into the mouth but that has changed now.
23 posted on 11/02/2011 8:21:26 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: gas_dr

I’ve been trying to think of uses for the Pocket Ventilators I’d been packin around. Put little squeekers in and I can sell them as pocket musical instruments or dog squeeky toys.


24 posted on 11/02/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yes, because closed chest massage also causes the lungs to move, and air is exchanged. We live on room air which is 21% oxygen. Expired breath as in mouth to mouth may have as little as 18% oxygen. Enough air is maintained to survive. It is the down time that counts — time to effective CPR. if short, and with carbon dioxide measurement, we can quantify how well we are doing with the CPR and therefore if the brain is indeed getting oxygen. As an anesthesiologist I continually monitor carbon dioxide to make sure i am actually getting enough oxygen to the patient to make sure he can stay alive. If i have normal amounts of expired carbon dioxide, i know that physiologically my patient is doing fine.


25 posted on 11/02/2011 8:38:25 PM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers AND POLITICIANS are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: Trueblackman
Well I don’t know if this technique was used on me in February of this year, but I was out twice for a period of 33 minutes and according to doctors, I should not even be here let along walking, typing and talking.

From your about page it sounds like you were well worth
saving. I am trained as a rescue diver and it is amazing how
long after someone has flatlined that they can be revived.

26 posted on 11/02/2011 8:41:08 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Conservative4Life

Ping


27 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:15 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Razzz42

I’ve always wondered about mouth to mouth. When you breath out, you’re breathing out carbon dioxide, not oxygen.

and by switching back and forth from compressions to mouth to mouth - you interrupt the crucial steady beat that the heart needs.

I’ve emailed this to all my family - including grandkids as it may be THEM that be confronted with an emergency at home.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Trueblackman

Well, fellow freeper, we’re mighty glad you made it. Freerepublic is ‘The Force’.


29 posted on 11/02/2011 8:51:12 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Trueblackman

I will try to be nicer to you. ;>)

Sounds like you weren’t done with what God wanted you to do yet.

Best of luck....


30 posted on 11/02/2011 8:53:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... leaning for Newt 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: Razzz42

“... with great affect”?

Or maybe they mean “with great effect”?


31 posted on 11/02/2011 8:58:14 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Enough air migrates into the lungs on its own to keep blood oxygen at a survivable level?

It does not migrate. The rapid chest compressions will cause air to go out of the lungs during the compression and into the lungs after the compression.


32 posted on 11/02/2011 9:08:28 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: reformedliberal
Can you get by for 30 seconds w/one hand?

Get rid of your corded phones. They are a pain for lots of reasons. With either a cordless or cell phone pushing 9-1-1 and laying it next to you on the floor speaker phone on takes about a couple of seconds.

33 posted on 11/02/2011 9:46:22 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Theo
Affect vs. Effect Grammar Rules 5. Affect can also be used as a verb. Use it when trying to describe influencing someone or something rather than causing it. Example: How does the crime rate affect hiring levels by local police forces? Example: The weather conditions will affect the number of people who come to the county fair this year. ...I think the usage in the article is correct but really has no effect on myself...
34 posted on 11/02/2011 9:54:32 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

My phones are all cordless. I wasn’t sure it could pick up from the floor. AFAIK, there isn’t a speaker phone function on them. Perhaps I should look for phones that have that function and replace mine.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 9:57:08 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Trueblackman

Wow, I’m sure glad that you’re still hear with us.


36 posted on 11/02/2011 10:01:18 PM PDT by Eva
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To: reformedliberal

Here’s advice from the American Heart Association:

Untrained. If you’re not trained in CPR, then provide hands-only CPR. That means uninterrupted chest compressions of about 100 a minute until paramedics arrive (described in more detail below). You don’t need to try rescue breathing.

Trained, and ready to go. If you’re well trained and confident in your ability, begin with chest compressions instead of first checking the airway and doing rescue breathing. Start CPR with 30 chest compressions before checking the airway and giving rescue breaths.

Trained, but rusty. If you’ve previously received CPR training but you’re not confident in your abilities, then just do chest compressions at a rate of about 100 a minute. (Details described below.)

The above advice applies to adults, children and infants needing CPR, but not newborns.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061


37 posted on 11/02/2011 10:03:21 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

I used to have no trouble with grammar rules when I was younger, but now I remember the rules but forget how to apply them.

Affect from the latin is make or do- to, and effect is make or do -from, or bring about.


38 posted on 11/02/2011 10:08:42 PM PDT by Eva
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To: MrEdd

“Seventy five percent of Americans don’t have a pulse anyway.

They’re heartless. “

Yeah, but they are brainless too, so they don’t really need a pulse anyways.


39 posted on 11/02/2011 10:10:13 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: gas_dr

I agree Roger white should get a Nobel prize, and he’s such a nice guy. Are you old enough to remember the reign of Tinker at St. Mary’s?


40 posted on 11/03/2011 1:35:26 AM PDT by Pebcak
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To: Pebcak

Excuse me. Roger White.


41 posted on 11/03/2011 1:37:02 AM PDT by Pebcak
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To: Razzz42

It’s being used as a noun, though ...


42 posted on 11/03/2011 5:28:55 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo

I can testify to not shrugging it off... men tend to be embarrassed by irritating shortcomings. If you wait too long, you can suffer irreversible heart damage and die. I got off lucky being transported to a triage center and getting a stent for a blocked artery. Four months of prasugel and then aspirin for the rest of my life.

If you feel cold extremities, chronic fatigue and shortness of breathe - go to the emergency room. It could just end up saving your life.


43 posted on 12/22/2011 11:09:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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