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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-145

Basic life support revisited – New American Heart Association, 2015, guidelines: An update for dental professionals


Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Sciences, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed Bijle
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Sciences, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.169829

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American Heart Association (AHA) - a professional organization dealing with appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke, portrays the necessity of continuous evaluated evidence-based medicine. Thus, AHA formally introduces every 5 years their guidelines for the Emergency Cardiovascular Care on the basis of a thorough evidence search to make provision of the best possible treatment for patients with cardiac emergencies. Since, new 2015 AHA guidelines are established very recently, awareness of our fellow dentists with its major changes at least with respect to basic life support (BLS) seems important. Hence, this communication is scripted to throw light on the significant changes in 2015 AHA guidelines has brought in BLS protocols.


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