CPR: More chest compressions increase survival

Original broadcast date: October 4, 2009

An excellent illustration of how medical science and science in general continuously questions and evaluates accepted practices and ideas, is exemplified by a study on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recently published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The results demonstrate that people have better chances to survive when more chest compressions are used.

  • Dr. Jim Christenson, MD, Clinical professor in the Emergency Medicine Faculty at the University of British Columbia and Vice-President of Medical Programs – BC Ambulance Service.


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