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Does Cough CPR Actually Work?

by Greg Landin on 04/30/15

Don’t Trust Everything You Read Online!

A technique called cough CPR has been receiving a lot of attention from social media. This technique is not recommended by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Cough CPR is a method of forcefully coughing in order to keep the blood flow to your brain and keep you from passing out during cardiac arrest. The main problem with cough CPR is that the victim is almost always unresponsive and therefore unable to cough. In the rare chance that the victim is responsive, cough CPR can delay other treatment that will be more effective. There is also a large risk that the victim will misjudge what condition they are experiencing.
You can read more about why AHA doesn’t recommend this method here.

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