Life Saving technique during heart attack
98% Indians not trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR), Life Saving technique during heart attack: Study
- Around 98 per cent Indians are not trained in basic life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during sudden cardiac arrest, shows a survey conducted by Lybrate
- Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform
- This is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
- In India, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
- And shockingly 60 per cent of the people who suffer an SCA succumb to it even before they reach hospital.
- Survey conducted in 20 Indian cities among the age group of 25-50
- It showed that less than two per cent of the 100,000 surveyed agreed to knowing the technique
- While only 0.1 per cent said they have performed it at least once on someone in case of an emergency.
“Indians are predisposed to heart conditions and even though cardiac-related conditions are taking a huge toll on human lives in the country, it is very sad that people are not aware about CPR or are trained to perform it,” said Saurabh Arora, founder and CEO of Lybrate
What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) ?
- CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
- It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing, for example, agonal respirations.
How to do the CPR during Emergency: Life Saving technique during heart attack
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