Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Overview (02:25)
Most Americans feel helpless when witnessing a cardiovascular event. Annette Adamczak will teach hands-only CPR on the show. The first link in the chain of survival is to call 911.
Carolyn's Story (06:04)
Carolyn Robinson's daughters Ny'Bresha and Shanika share how they saved her life with CPR during a heart attack. Dr. Angelo Pedulla treated her with therapeutic hypothermia. Early CPR done by bystanders is the most important intervention for increasing survival chances.
Saved by CPR (02:56)
Peter Salgo interviews Carolyn about surviving a heart attack. Pedulla presents her with flowers and explains the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack.
First Link in the Chain of Survival (02:47)
Make sure the scene is safe and then tap the victim to check for responsiveness. Call 911; if not alone, ask if anyone knows CPR, and ask for an AED. Check for normal breathing.
Cameron's Story (06:58)
Rebecca Knowles and her husband performed CPR on their son when he suffered a cardiac arrest at home. Dr. Andrea Hinkle diagnosed Long QT Syndrome and put him in a medically induced coma to minimize brain damage. He has recovered.
CPR Ripple Effect (03:05)
The Knowles family has given back to their community by launching a program to teach students and teachers to save lives. After training, a local school principal saved a man's life at a baseball game.
Second Link in the Chain of Survival (03:43)
See a chest compression demonstration for hands-only CPR and review the first link in the chain of survival. Continue compressions until help arrives.
Emily's Story (07:45)
Adamczak's daughter suffered syncope and died of sudden cardiac arrest on the soccer field. She and her family teach CPR to others to help save lives. They have introduced a program into schools and have trained 17,000 students.
Community Education (02:29)
Adamczak's efforts helped pass New York state legislation requiring high schools to teach hands-only CPR. Her daughter's soccer league was unprepared for how to handle cardiac arrest.
Third Link in the Chain of Survival (04:44)
Adamczak shows AED components and demonstrates how to use the machine. Do not stop chest compressions until the patient revives or emergency help arrives. AEDs are placed in many public and private buildings.
Choosing Health (02:12)
Star Jones shares her experience of preventative open heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation, which empowered her to live a healthier life.
Fourth and Fifth Link in the Chain of Survival (07:45)
Dr. Vivek Moitra discusses advanced life support and care during the first 24 hours after cardiac arrest. 2015 CPR guidelines recommend simpler drugs supporting resuscitation and focus on team training. Actress Elizabeth Rohm urges viewers to learn CPR.
Credits: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation—Second Opinion (02:11)
Credits: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation—Second Opinion
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