Too rapid is not beneficial

Nayer Jamshed, emergency physician,
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June 12, 2013

We read the article by kyuseok Kim et al and found it interesting. Since the changes made by American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010 in Basic Life Support we always wondered that what should be the upper limit of chest compression. Though European Resuscitation council (ERC) has recommended chest compression rate to be kept between 100-120/min. Now we have an answer from this study that it should be kept between 100-120/min as rate more than this would compromise complete chest recoil. Incomplete chest recoil will affect the cardiac preload and output. It will also decrease passive air inhalation during cardio pulmonary resuscitation. As this study was done on manikin, a larger trial on human being in the future may resolve the issue.

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