How common is it for pets to need CPR?

Downtown Charlotte, NC

During this interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mariana Pardo, BVSc, MV, DACVECC, provided an answer to this question, plus shared more insight on veterinary CPR

According to Mariana Pardo, BVSc, MV, DACVECC, a veterinary emergency doctor at the Veterinary Emergency Group, in Whiteplains, New York, emergency practices see their fair amount of patients who require cardiopulminary resuscitation (CPR). In this dvm360® interview, she also shared factors that influence the success rates when performing it on companion animals.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Mariana Pardo, BVSc, MV, DACVECC: The success rate that we might have in recovering those [CPR] patients is going to depend on multiple factors of how quickly we started doing CPR, and ideally, the quality of that CPR—which is why we have this type of [RECOVER CPR] training—and then what type of disease process they have underlying.

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