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Generally, cough CPR is appropriate only in this setting and remains unproven elsewhere, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Teaching patients who are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death to recognize the prodromal symptoms and employ cough CPR is simple and inexpensive.
The reason they're not is that very few physicians are familiar with cough CPR because the principal supporting animal and human research was published back in the 1960s and 1970s, according to Dr.
Together with American colleagues at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the University of California, Los Angeles, the Polish cardiologist is on a mission to spread the word on cough CPR.
If cough CPR can be initiated during this window, the patient can maintain consciousness and call for help.
He presented a proof-of-principle study in which he trained 115 patients to recognize the prodrome of sudden circulatory arrest and initiate self resuscitative cough CPR.
Antonio Martinez-Rubio said that although cough CPR is an interesting concept and he could readily see how it might abort cases of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, he didn't feel that Dr.
Antonio Martinez-Rubio said that cough CPR is an interesting concept, and he could readily see how the technique might abort cases of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia.
Cough CPR is a procedure that requires further study before being advocated in patients who might be at risk for ventricular fibrillation, since there is no way to know how many of the "prodromal" episodes in this study truly heralded an impending life-threatening event, according to Dr.