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How To Do a Massage For People With Heart Disease

How To Do a Massage For People With Heart Disease

Coronary artery
 Heart attack

 Correct Position:

Lean forward, arms as strong as you can, for compression.

A severe heart attack caused by blockage of a coronary artery. This blockage prevents blood reaching the heart muscle.

A simple way to determine if heart function is to evaluate the pulso.Si the person has no pulse to restart the circulation by chest compression on cardio pulmonary resuscitation practice which has two purposes:

Keep your lungs full of oxygen if breathing has stopped and

keep blood circulating carrying oxygen to the brain, heart and other body parts.

NOTE: Before you start the massage be sure of the absence of a pulse as it is dangerous to do compressions if the victim still has movement.

This technique can be performed by one or two people, when there are two helpers, one will perform the inflations and the other compression (and alternate), must be coordinated and stay alert to the opponent’s moves. Any movement that takes place should be supported loud so there is better coordination.


The heart is located in the chest, slightly to the left.

-Put the victim on his back with arms extended over your body.

“You press the chest over the area of the heart.

“Kneel at the height of the victim’s left shoulder and place your hands, one above another, above the heart, your hands must be on the center of the sternum and press with the heel of your hand.

Another tip to locate the correct area of compression is: locate the costal margin (last rib below), then find the lower tip of the sternum, is two fingers above it.

(For a child uses only one hand. For a baby uses only the index and middle fingers in the center of the chest in the middle of the nipples).

Lean forward, arms as strong as you can, for compression.

You must perform 15 chest compressions per 2 ventilations (breaths), repeat. (The speed of the massage is 80 to 100 compressions per minute). You should count each compression as follows: one thousand one, thousand two, thousand three, and so on.

In babies and children over one year he made 5 compressions and insufflation, repeat these actions until the victim recovers the circulation and respiration or in your case, if medical care is here.

If the pulse is restored spontaneously suspended cardiac massage maneuvers and continuing with breathing and repeats the procedure until a doctor is present.

If the victim in a baby or small child, you should compress the chest with two fingers only, at a rate of 100 times per minute.

Remember that your compressions should be done carefully, since both his ribs and his heart are weaker.

If during transport the victim regains a pulse and breathing place it in safety or side position recovery and be sure to watch your vital signs.

The approximate time compression and breaths should take approximately 15 seconds, so it is 4 per minute maneuvers.