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2. CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
may include chest compressions (forceful pushing on the chest to make the heart contract),
medicines, electrical shocks, and a breathing tube.
CPR works best if done quickly, within a few minutes, on a healthy adult. When CPR is
performed, it can result in broken ribs, punctured lungs, or brain damage from lack of oxygen.*
IfyouwouldlikeadditionalinformationaboutCPR,pleaserequestthe brochure called CPR:
In the event that your heart and breathing stop, what would you want?
* Research shows that if you are in a hospital and get CPR, you have a 22 percent chance of surviving and leaving the
SurvivalafterIn-HospitalCardiacArrest;”New England Journal of Medicine367;20November15,2012.
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