cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

n. Abbr. CPR
An emergency procedure, often employed after cardiac arrest, in which cardiac massage, artificial respiration, and drugs are used to maintain the circulation of oxygenated blood to the brain.

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

(Medicine) an emergency measure to revive a patient whose heart has stopped beating, in which compressions applied with the hands to the patient's chest are alternated with mouth-to-mouth respiration. Abbreviation: CPR

cardiopul′monary resuscita′tion

emergency procedure for reviving heart and lung function.

car·di·o·pul·mo·nar·y resuscitation

See CPR.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardiopulmonary resuscitation - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respirationcardiopulmonary resuscitation - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
cardiac massage, heart massage - an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
resuscitation - the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness; "although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration"
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Outcomes among neonates, infants, and children after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory in hospital pediatric cardiac arrest: A report from the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
The team performed blood sugar tests, measured blood pressure and body temperatures of pilgrims at the holy sites, apart from providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation services.
Part 1: Executive summary: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations.
Confirming that the woman was having a heart attack, the two quickly started cardiopulmonary resuscitation while a woman on the train called 119 for an ambulance.
If someone is not breathing and does not respond, you'll need to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR for short.
Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
The participants in the conventional group performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation with AED, and the members in the video call guidance group connected the video call just before scene arrival to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation with manual defibrillators with a physician's real-time direct medical control via the video call.
In certain subgroups of patients with witnessed cardiac arrest, initial shockable rhythms, high-quality post-CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) care with target temperature management and early coronary reperfusion can reach neurologically favorable outcome as much as 25-30% [1].
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) represents an emergency procedure, consisting of chest compressions and artificial ventilation.

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