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New AHA interim guidance on CPR on Covid-19 patients
Dr Veena Aggarwal, Consultant Womens’ Health, CMD and Editor-in-Chief, IJCP Group & Medtalks Trustee, Dr KK’s Heart Care Foundation of India,  20 October 2021
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Marking a shift from its earlier stance, the American Heart Association (AHA) now recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on known or suspected Covid-19 patients with cardiac arrest should not be delayed for want of donning personal protective equipment (PPE) or putting a face covering on the patient.In its latest interim guidance, the AHA says that health care providers should perform rapid chest compressions “without delay or interruption” and defibrillate “as soo...
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