JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – The first seven minutes is the golden time to save a patient with sudden cardiac arrest.
Cardiovascular specialist Jetty Sedyawan, said that if CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is done within this time frame then there is a chance the victim will survive without brain damage. In the case of cardiac arrest with every minute that passes by the survival rate of the victim is reduced by seven to 10 percent, therefore first aid in the first 10 minutes of doing CPR is indispensable.
"Many victims of cardiac arrest who died could have survived had they been given CPR in time," said Sedyawan.
Sedyawan added that when we are with a cardiac arrest victim the first thing to do is check whether the victim is still breathing and has a heartbeat. If not then do chest compression followed with mouth to mouth resuscitation. "When doing chest compression, the victim should be laying on a flat and hard surface, CPR should not be done on the bed," Sedyawan explained.
The given pressure should be at a rate of 100 chest compressions per minute with a depth of approximately five centimeters by 30 times. CPR can be done by anyone even though they are not medical personnel.