Cardiac arrest

The heart is a hollow pear shaped muscular organ located between the lungs. It ensures the circulation of the blood in the body, allowing the cells to receive oxygen and nutrients. This movement is essential to life. Heart failure causes the death of the victim in the short term. React!

In a cardiac arrestif no gesture of relief is realized immediately, and if relief did not occur, the victim’s life is threatened in the short term. Any victim must have an external heart massage associated with artificial ventilation so that its survival is maintained pending the arrival of relief. The recommendations come from change recently. They are specified by PR. Pierre Carli, Chief of the Samu de Paris and president of the French Council of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CFRC).

Cardiac arrest

How to react?
The new recommendations focus on the simplification of the gestures: resuscitation, there is no time to lose because every minute is counted and paid by a loss of chance of survival. “The new recommendations do plus all the distinctions of situation (adult/children) taught previously. In the absence of signs of life, began cardiopulmonary resuscitation without asking any question, on the basis of 30 chest compressions to 2 breaths”said Pr Pierre Carli.
First case: the victim complains of a pain in the chest. Continue reading “Cardiac arrest”