Study: Chest compressions most important in CPR

03/18/2007 | Forbes

Chest compression is more important than mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in helping save lives during cardiac arrest, according to a new study. Researchers in Japan found that cardiac arrest patients were more likely to recover without sustaining brain damage if the rescuers focused on chest compressions instead of rescue breaths, and some rescuers advise dropping mouth-to-mouth altogether.

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