CPR can be successful and it is important to remember that over the last decades it has advanced in sophistication and efficacy. But most people, especially those with conditions like cancer or advanced heart or kidney disease, do not survive CPR, and it then becomes an intervention at the very end of a person’s life. This is why some people like to discuss the issue when they are planning for their care in the last days, weeks, months or even years of their life.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions asked about CPR. Simply click on any of the questions that you do not know the answer to.