Why the word CPR 10?

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All my life, I have taught medicine in the form of formulas. The CPR 10 was created so that the public could remember the process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or revival after sudden cardiac death.

There is substantial evidence to suggest that CPR is effective in the first 10 minutes of cardiac arrest. After 10 minutes of death, there is practically no chance of recovery unless patient is in hypothermia.

There is also enough evidence that at least 10 minutes of cardiac massage should be given with a speed of 100 per minutes.

So, we created a formula of 10 which means that – within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better), at least for the next 10 minutes (longer the better, up to 25 minutes), compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.

Numerologically also, the CPR equates to number 10. In English alphabets, ‘C’ comes at number ‘3’, ‘P’ comes at number ‘16’ and ‘R’ comes at number ‘18’. If we add the three i.e. C=3, P=16, R=18 (3 + 16 + 18 = 37) and, if we further add the two digits in ‘3 + 7’, the total we get is ‘10’. So, numerologically ‘CPR 10’ should be an effective way to remember.

Learn CPR 10 … Smt. Sheila Dikshit demonstrating CPR 10 in Heart Care Foundation of India stall at IITF 2012

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On the inaugural day of the India International Trade Fair 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi and Shri Haroon Yusuf, Minister, Power, Development, Food & Civil Supplies Dept. Govt. of Delhi visited the Heart Care Foundation of India stall.

Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India demonstrated the technique of CPR 10 – compression only cardiopulmonary resuscitation to Smt. Sheila Dikshit and Shri Haroon Yusuf, who actively participated in learning the CPR 10 technique.

Dr. KK Aggarwal said that everybody should remember the CPR 10 Mantra, which is “Within 10 minutes of cardiac arrest (earlier the better) for the next 10 minutes at least, compress the centre of the chest with a speed of 100 compressions per minute (10×10)”. CPR 10 is easy to learn and easy to do and one does not need to be a doctor or be certified in this technique to do CPR.

He further said that so far the Foundation has trained 9000 people in CPR 10 technique.

Learn CPR- Sushil Shinde The popular Perfect Health Mela ends

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New Delhi: Sunday, 11 November 2012: On the concluding day of MTNL Perfect Health Mela being organised by Heart Care Foundation of India, India’s Home Minister Sh Sushil Shinde released the CPR 10 Mantra “Within 10 Miniutes of Cardiac arrest( earlier the better) for the next atleast 10 miniutes compress the centre of the chest with a speed of 100/min (10×10)”

Mr Shinde to the Mela Delegation led by Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that CPR should be learned by everybody. He wished the CPR-10 initiative all the success.

The 19th Perfect Health Mela was formally closed on Sunday evening. Thousands of people participated and visited the Mela. Dr. (Prof.) Kiran Walia, Women & Child Department, Social Welfare Department and Languages in her message said that youngsters should not indulge into alcoholism. She said that the drug addiction is becoming a major problem in adolescents. Patient who indulges in substance abuse should be tackled gently and with care. She also said that menstruating women should take a weekly dose of folic acid.

Dr. KK Aggarwal said that the Mela has ended with a good note for the public as dengue is at its decline.
CPR 10 a draw at the Mela Following records were made
•       1050 students were trained in one session of multiple-rescuer CPR.
•       201 people were trained in one session of single-rescuer CPR.
•       Maximum people trained in one day were 2168.
•       96 children with special needs were trained in one session.
•       Total number of people trained more than 8500 people in CPR 10
Heritage Inter Dancing School Competition
Various classical dances like Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kathak were organized as part of Heritage, the Inter Dance School Festival. The competitions were coordinated by Indian Oil Corporation.
•       Classical dance has effects like meditation.
•       Classical dancing should be part and parcel of school education.
•       People who indulge into classical dance have less lifestyle disorders.
Conference on Zoonoses 2012
Over 100 people participated in a conference on Zoonoses. The messages were:
•       Zoonoses is an animal disease, which can be transmitted to humans.
•       Humans are accidental hosts who acquire disease through close contact with an infected animal who may or may not be having a Zoonosis.
•       Children are at higher risk.
•       Pets can transmit bacterial, fungal and parasitic zoonoses.
•       The different routes of transmission may be saliva, respiratory secretions or through direct contact.
•       Saliva transmission can be through bites or contaminated scratches.
•       The risk of transmission can be reduced by simple precautions.
•       Owners should wash their hands following contact with their pets or cleaning of their cages.
•       Younger pets present a greater risk of diseases than older pets.
•       Pets should not be fed raw meat or eggs.
•       Pets should not be allowed to eat garbage.
•       Pets should not be allowed to drink surface water or toilet water.
•       Pets should be treated timely for diarrhea and dermatoses.
•       All dogs should be vaccinated for rabies.
National Workshop on pre-hospital care in heart attack
A national workshop on pre-hospital care in heart attack was organized in association with National Heart Institute. The faculty included Dr Vinod Sharma, Dr K K Aggarwal, Dr. Tushar Roy, Dr. Lokesh C Gupta, Dr.SK Modi, Dr. KC Goswami and Dr. Sameer Srivastava.

Facts released
In heart attack, at the onset of chest pain, one should chew a tablet of 300 gm of water soluble aspirin. This will reduce chances of death by 22%.
•       Any pain which can pinpointed by a finger is not a heart pain.
•       Any pain of less than 30 seconds duration is not a heart pain.
•       One should reach hospital within 90 minutes of heart attack to receive clot dissolving or clot removing therapy.
•       At the onset of heart attack, one should also be given stat dose of anti cholesterol medicine.
•       Burning in chest for the first time in life after the age of 40 should raise the suspicion of a heart attack.
•       Breathlessness after the age of 40 for the first time in life should not be ignored.
Live discussion on diabetes
A live discussion was held on Dilli Aajtak on diabetes. The faculty included Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr A K Jinghan. The star attraction was cricketer Mr Vijay Dahiya.
Facts about diabetes:
•       Fasting sugar of more than 90 can have cardiovascular involvement.
•       A1c of more than 6.5 is diagnostic of diabetes.
•       A1c testing should be done every three years.
•       Blood sugar along with blood pressure should be kept under control in all patients with diabetes.
•       If uncontrolled, diabetes can damage the heart, eyes, kidney and brain.
Sindhi Academy organized cultural evening
A cultural evening was organized where Sindhi singer Uma Lallo performed.

Symposium on Prayer, Health & Religion A symposium was organized on prayer, health and religion in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
The panelists included Prof. Sunil Kumar (Hinduism), Imam Umar Ahmed Iliyasi (Islam), Padri Kanasih G (Christianity), Bhikshu Purnima (Buddhism), Dr. AK Merchant (Bahai Faith), Dr. E A Malekar (Yahudi)
and Acharya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj (Jainism). The session was moderated by Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President of the Mela. Mr. J. Veeraraghavan delivered the
keynote address.
Facts about prayer:
•       Even silent prayers can be effective
•       Prayer has been known to help heal patients.
•       Every hospital should have a prayer room with facilities for prayer for every religion.
•       Patients of some religions may request the doctor to pray with them. Their sentiments should be preserved.
•       In Islam doctors may pray for patients and they are encouraged to do so.
•       Prayer is one of the five pillars in Islam.
•       Prayer is a staple of Jewish spiritual life.

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