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Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is the cessation of cardiac mechanical activity, confirmed by the lack of pulse, respiration, and loss of consciousness. Most of the cases with cardiac arrests in the hospital are originated from the heart. There is not, however, over-estimated the arrest report originated from, if it is not confirmed by autopsy. Each year about 500,000 people in Europe are victims of cardiac arrest. CPR applied by laymen survival rate increases to 2-3 times, if applied in outpatient settings. The implementation of CPR measures within golden minutes in Europe may save lives 100,000 persons per year. In Europe every 45 seconds happen a cardiac arrest. Quick rescutitation and early defibrillation (within 1-2 minutes) can increase survival > 60%. In Kosovo during a year we have 4000-5000 every year in an hour a cardiac arrest occurs within 24h 13.7 cases are presented. In Kosovo every 1:51 minute a cardiac arrest occurs. If CPR is applied within minutes golden, the survival of victims will reach 34%, compared with the 2005 CPR guidelines, which survival amounts to 18% of victims. These data come from the new guidelines from the “American Heart Association 2010” Under this amended standard procedures by ABC (Airways, Breathing-Compressions) apply and vary actions, “ABC to “CAB” (Compressions-Airways-Breathing ). Savior who are trained and ready to make the move, cardiac massage can be combined with artificial respiration, in the ratio of 30 pressures in the chest and two life-breath. Basri Lenjani, Cardiac Arrest - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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Last date updated on June, 2014

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