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Longer CPR Backfires for Certain Heart Patients

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Paramedics should administer rescue procedure for just one minute before assessing heart rhythm, expert says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- More is not necessarily better when paramedics give cardiac arrest patients CPR before administering shocks to the heart, a new study finds.

On the contrary, providing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for a longer period of time could actually harm certain patients.

"We found that extra CPR didn't help and, in fact, in some patients it was not a...

Paramedics should administer rescue procedure for just one minute before assessing heart rhythm, expert says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- More is not necessarily better when paramedics give cardiac arrest patients CPR before...