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How to do a cardiopulmonary (CPR) on an adult following a malaise?

50,000 people die each year in France from cardiac arrest, or more than 130 per day.

What is a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart... lire la suite

How to do a cardiopulmonary (CPR) on an adult following a malaise?

50,000 people die each year in France from cardiac arrest, or more than 130 per day.

What is a cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating. A heart attack or heart failure does not automatically lead to cardiac arrest.

But when the heart actually stops beating, you have to act very quickly, as we can read on the site of our partner Le Bon Samaritain. “In the event of a cardiac arrest, time is a decisive element which determines the chances of survival.

Beyond 4 minutes, it is estimated that for each minute elapsed, the chances of survival decrease by 10%. Without oxygenation, the brain can be severely damaged and subsequently suffer serious damage. "

Cardiac massage therefore replaces the role of the heart pump and supplies blood to the organs, including the brain, to prevent necrosis.

How to do a  cardiac massage ? 

In this video, we tell you how to practice cardiac massage.

IMPORTANT: Cardiac massage can be performed by both men and women, it is better to try to do than to do nothing at all.

Lay the person on the ground and on their back. Hold her hands and ask her if she is okay several times.

If there is no breath, noise, and stomach movement, contact emergency services and send someone for a defibrillator.

Start the cardiac massage by positioning yourself on your knees. Cross the hands on the lower part of the thorax, the arms straight, vertically.

Press then release, counting “1 and 2”. Repeat the operation until help arrives, taking turns.

To learn how to recognize a heart attack, you can watch our video What are the signs for recognizing a heart attack?

To find out how to use a defibrillator during heart failure, you can watch our video When and how to use a fully automatic defibrillator (AED)?