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Answered 2009-03-02 03:44:01

CPR is only used to revive victims whose hearts are not beating properly or have stopped altogether. The condition of heart not functioning properly is tachycardia. When all electricity in the heart has ceased, the heart is in a condition called asystole. CPR can be used to revive victims of the first condition when a defibrillator is not available. CPR must be used for the second condition. The components of CPR are used in other procedures. CPR style breaths are used in rescue breathing. Rescue Breathing is used to supply oxygen to victims whose hearts are pumping efficiently but have stopped breathing. CPR style chest compressions are used to force food out of an unconscious choking victim.

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