heart massage

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an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest

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Sarah Sloman, 27, performed CPR and heart massage on the unconscious Frenchman, 77, after he was dragged on to the beach.
On the final occasion, doctors performed heart massage for more than 30 minutes before stopping.
Some people tried artificial respiration and performed heart massage on him after the bus stopped,'' a passenger said.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said crews arrived to find staff had already administered "very competent" first aid and heart massage.
The faster, smaller inshore boat got to Mr McKillup, who was wearing a wetsuit, first and its crew hauled him unconscious into their inflatable and began to give him the kiss of life and heart massage.
Then Ms Miller cleared Alfie's lungs with a drinking straw before carrying out mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage for half-an-hour as the pilot diverted for an emergency landing at London Gatwick.
The nine-year-old pupils of St Gerard's School, Hemlington, learned how to carry out heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Tyler Wood, aged three, was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage after falling into the water at the house in Great Barr ten days ago.
Firefighter Mark Dodds, 26, then abseiled down, put another harness on the woman and she was lowered to the bottom of the quarry where firefighters performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage.
Charlotte, who had just completed a first-aid course, gave the man heart massage until an ambulance arrived.
The toddler was starved of oxygen for nine minutes, but using heart massage and mouth-to-mouth techniques, Mr Marshall brought Bradley back to life.
The passenger was not breathing and had no pulse and heart massage techniques yielded no response.
He was quickly attended to by course doctor Britt-Marie Crawford, who administered heart massage and artificial respiration.
For the un-named girls, flown from Bristol to London for the operation, needed heart massage to help them cling to life.
Once the patient was loaded in the back of the ambulance, the EMT quit doing the heart massage and jumped in the front for the ride to the hospital.