A medical procedure involving repeated compression of a patient’s chest, performed in an attempt to restore the blood circulation and breathing of a person who has suffered cardiac arrest.
- 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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Syllabification: car·di·o·pul·mo·nar·y re·sus·ci·ta·tion
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