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When should one stop CPR?

I'm looking on various websites. They all say to stop CPR when normal breathing has started. But this news says that that is wrong and you CPR must not be stopped unless you have breathing and a pulse:...
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Does ideal range pulse rate and blood pressure always indicate no serious illness

Is it possible for people with serious illness (cancer, AIDs etc) to have pulse rate and blood pressure to still be in the ideal range? In other words, if my blood pressure and pulse range are in the ...
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How to lower SpO2?

My oximeter always shows a value of 97. I've been trying to figure out how to influence the value, however it always stays the same. I tried to hold my breath or tied my finger up (to limit blood ...
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Trouble finding radial pulse in patients

I have just started doing volunteer work on an ambulance, but I had noticed that every time I had to check a patient's heart rate, I couldn't find the pulse and had to have someone else do it instead. ...
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Measurable vs perceived stress

There are some gadgets that promise to measure stress level (derived from pulse data?) Most of the devices that offer such stress detection measure the change in the interval between heartbeats — ...
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Heartbeat pulse strength vs Alcohol

Recently the elevator got broken at my place and it's been a few days of using stairs. I live on the 5th floor. I noticed.. actually I didn't notice anything when going up and down the stairs during ...
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How accurately can a smart phone measure pulse oximetry?

I want to create a medical application on Android and iOS, but I need to know what the difference is. I made a test, and know that the pulse oximeter is accurate. Is it possible for a smart phone to ...