Do CPR and also give IV amiodarone in cardiac arrest

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Anti-arrhythmic injections when given by paramedics to patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who had failed electrical shock treatment, improves likelihood of patients surviving transport to the hospital. The study is published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The trial shows that amiodarone and lidocaine offer hope for bringing patients back to life and into the hospital after cardiac arrest. There was a significant improvement in survival to hospital discharge with either drug when the cardiac arrest was bystander-witnessed.
A bystander-witnessed cardiac arrest is one that is witnessed by another person.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly or unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.

Heart Care Foundation president trains over 11,000 people in CPR

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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 08, 2013

First Published: 00:26 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:27 IST(8/4/2013)

By training more than 11,000 people in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a single day, Dr KK Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India, created a world record on Sunday.

In all, 11,459 people were trained that mostly comprised school children. The earlier record was of training 5,000 persons.

The event was organised at the Dr Sampoornanand Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Yamuna Vihar, on the occasion of World Health Day.

“CPR 10 is based on the mantra – “Within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better) for the next at least 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10=100 per minute,” said Dr Aggarwal, who has trained 35,000 people so far.

More than 24 lakh people die in our country every year with sudden deaths and 18 lakh of them die before reaching the hospital. Around 12 lakh people can be saved if CPR 10 can be taught to even 1 per cent of the society.

Even a handicapped person can do CPR

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On Tuesday, 22nd January, 2013, I conducted a CPR 10 camp in Janakpuri in the Mount Everest Convent School. I was teaching the students how to revive a person after death.

It is based on the principle that if the heart can be revived within 10 minutes of death, then the person can be revived as the brain does not die in the first 10 minutes of the death.

I was touched when a 16-year-old handicapped child came and said that he also wanted to learn. He was totally physically challenged and could not perform CPR.

For physically challenged people, if they cannot use their hands, they can do the CPR either with one hand, with elbow and/or with feet. But he tried his level best but could not learn anyone of them.

Then he said that he wanted to learn the CPR mantra and said at least he can pass on this mantra to someone who can attempt CPR if there is a need. His vigor and his interest in learning CPR touched me a lot.

Kindly watch the video……For this child’s sake, do not stop here. Let us appreciate his concern in the video and share this video amongst your social media friends. Only people like him make India great………….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE7oqTgrk2k

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