Study: Hands-only CPR is better than traditional CPROctober 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new study in the United States has found that hands-only CPR is effective in reviving an unconscious person than the traditional CPR which involves mouth-to-mouth breathing.
The research which was led by Dr. Ben Bobrow of the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix found that American adults survive heart attack when they are readily given continuous hands-only CPR.
To administer hands-only CPR, a person must one hand on top of the other and press the chest of the person continuously. Doctors say the practice does not pose any threat of injury to the person who is being revived.
Dr. Bobrow said the aim of the study was to equip bystanders to move in to help collapsed people without fear. Collapsed people have greater chance of surviving when they get help earlier enough. Scientists say when a person collapses; Oxygen cannot get to vital organs including the brain without help. Administering CPR helps to aid circulation.
A similar study in 2007 in Japan on 4,068 out-of-hospital cardiac patients also found that hands-only CPR was more effective. However other studies have not found any difference in the effectiveness of both methods.
Researchers studied 4,415 adult cardiac arrests that happened outside hospitals in Arizona between the period of 2005 and 2009.
According to the data available, 849 of the victims received hand-only CPR and 113 of them survived. That is 13 percent survival rate compared to 8 percent for those that received the conventional CPR involving the mouth-to-mouth. The data showed that 666 of the victims received the conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR and only 52 of those survived.
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