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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He added: "Glenn and I were both lucky to have someone close by who knew how to give a heart massage and knew how to use a defibrillator.
It is difficult to come to terms, physically and mentally, with having died." He added: "Glenn and I were both lucky to have someone close by who knew how to give a heart massage and knew how to use a defibrillator.
Heart massage Findlay Griffiths demonstrates CPR on Kaleb Spence
The child was pulled unconscious from the indoor pool by staff, who gave him heart massage and the kiss of life.
Drivers tried to give him a heart massage but he did not respond.
DESPERATE MOMENTS Little boy is given heart massage after he stops breathing.
He said: "I knew the man was dead, but knelt and again tried heart massage.
Traders in Colwyn Bay have clubbed together for the lifesaving heart massage device.
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.