heart massage


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heart massage

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Noun1.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 arrestheart 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
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth 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
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DESPERATE MOMENTS Little boy is given heart massage after he stops breathing.
Traders in Colwyn Bay have clubbed together for the lifesaving heart massage device.
He said: "I knew the man was dead, but knelt and again tried heart massage.
Contract notice: the device for indirect heart massage re-publication.
Passers-by tried in vain to save former Plymouth Argyle youth player Alex Peguero-Sos with heart massage and CPR following the 2am clash in Kingsbridge, Devon.
Coastguards and police pulled him from the water and tried heart massage but could not save him.
Crews immediately took over resuscitation attempts, continuing heart massage and delivering a shock using a defibrillator.
The male baby, which hadn't been named yet, died an hour later despite heart massage.
Frenzied players from both sides brought it to the referee's attention, as medics from Livorno rushed onto the pitch to give the player heart massage in a bid to breathe life into him as he had collapsed on the pitch.
His father, a former police officer, made every effort to revive his son, giving him a heart massage at the caravan in Pentrecelyn, Ruthin.
Miyazaki was immediately taken to the Van Teaching Hospital after getting rescued and received heart massage both on site of the rubble and at the hospital.
Sarah Sloman, 27, performed CPR and heart massage on the unconscious Frenchman, 77, after he was dragged on to the beach.