Can Longer Resuscitation Attempts Improve Survival?

Dr. Henry Wang says chances of survival are higher if resuscitation is shorter.
3:00 | 09/05/12

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One would imagine that the harder you work to save the patient the more likely they are to survive. But in cardiac arrest we have two different issues at play here certainly we have the efforts of the doctors and caregivers. Doing working very fervently to restart the heart. At the same time we know that there -- self destructive process c.'s ongoing during to cardiac arrest and after cardiac arrests. For example the lack of auction to the brain starts a process of death among the brain cells. We know that after you restart the heart you -- get a second hit of damage. As you -- refused to brain that is as a player blood rushes to the brain there's a second hit of -- And therefore there are several issues at play here and doesn't make it very obvious that the harder you work or the longer you work. -- will be to increase survival from cardiac arrests. In fact if you ask most doctors physicians nurses and other health practitioners. They would assume that your chances of survival are higher if you work for a shorter period --

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