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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths.

When the heart is not beating, chest compressions are needed to circulate blood containing oxygen.

Given together, rescue breaths and chest compressions help to take over for the heart and lungs.
CPR is an emergency medical procedure used to get a heart pumping again after it has stopped. Learn more about CPR by watching this video with Debbie Licht, RN from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center.

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