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cardiopulmonary resuscitation Line breaks: car¦dio|pul¦mon¦ary re|sus¦ci|ta¦tion

Definition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in English:


[mass noun]
A medical procedure involving repeated cycles of compression of the chest and artificial respiration, performed to maintain blood circulation and oxygenation in a person who has suffered cardiac arrest.
Example sentences
  • If necessary, a doctor or emergency medical team may perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Also included will be patients who develop severe complications during cardiac catheterisation who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation until emergency surgery is performed.
  • Treatment of VF involves defibrillation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and IV medication therapy.
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