Agonal Gasps

Hi everyone, I just wanted to post a video about Agonal Gasps that sometimes occur during CPR. I am also posting a link to a very interesting article about Agonal Gasps so take a look!

“Gasping has been described as snoring, gurgling, moaning, snorting, agonal or labored breathing. However, bystanders often misinterpret gasping and other unusual vocal sounds as breathing and do not call 9-1-1 or begin lifesaving chest compressions quickly enough…Gasping is a survival reflex triggered by the brain and can increase the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest…” –Gordon A. Ewy, MD (University of Arizona, Saver Heart Center)



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