Even Kids can Save Lives with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

According to the CBC November 27, 2018, two Canadian boys aged 7 and 10 saved their grandmother’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her. Their grandmother went into sudden cardiac arrest, which progresses very rapidly to sudden cardiac death. The kids noticed she had stopped breathing and had no pulse. They tried to phone…

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Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

When people hear the term congestive heart failure (CHF), they think the heart has stopped functioning. This is not the case. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops working. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when the muscles of the heart cannot properly pump blood the way they are supposed to. CHF most often begins with…

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