Skip to comments.New CPR Technique Revives Man After 63 Minutes Without Pulse (Video and Transcript)
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)
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Must be rugged living on without a pulse!
it beats the alternative
Hell our knew protocols call for very little breathing just lots of compressions to keep blood moving.
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.
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.
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.
God bless you,My sister was gone 30 minutes before they brought her back and she was brain dead.Proud of you Beautiful.((((Hugs)))
Enough air migrates into the lungs on its own to keep blood oxygen at a survivable level?
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.
We were using this twenty years ago in the shooting gallery of North Philadelphia. Its still cool.
Good to hear the results. How about a little humor, what if you awoke up a liberal, then what.
are you sure you really are? (J/k glad to have you here!!!)
And I’m thankful you are still here with us, Kevin!
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.
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.