Can CPR be given to someone with a pacemaker?

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  1. David says:

    No you cannot do CPR on a Pacemaker victim

  2. Luke says:

    CPR(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is essential for anyone in cardiac arrest, it aids their survival by mimicking the lungs and heart, chest compressions does roughly 30% of the hearts work and rescue breaths provide fresh oxygen to the lungs. Neither mechanisms interfere with a pacemaker. However, it is critical that an individual with a pacemaker not wired to an AED, or more commonly known as a defibrillator.

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