Daily Multivitamin is all you need…

Daily multivitamin is all you need, doctors say; Nutrients should come from the food you eat Barry W. Ramo, M.D., FACC Sorry, guys, we hate to tell you but the experts say there’s no pill that will prevent a body part from going kaput. But it can’t hurt to take a multivitamin, says Dr. Barry Ramo, an […]

3 Easy Steps to Breaking Bad Habits

Think bad habits like nail biting and knuckle cracking are hard to break? Experts offer simple solutions. WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD We may be loath to admit it, but most of us have at least one bad habit. And while some bad habits — such as smoking — can pose serious health […]


Welcome to “Dr. Ramo’s Blog.” The purpose of this blog is to attract individuals, groups, and other organizations interested in Project Heart Start, health education and compression-only CPR within New Mexico. Every Monday and Wednesday this blog will post interesting articles and tips related to health education. Please click here to check out and “like” our […]

Chest Compression Alone CPR is Associated with Better Long-Term Survival Compared to Standard CPR

Background Little is known about the long-term survival effects of type-specific bystander CPR in the community. We hypothesized that dispatcher instruction consisting of chest compression alone would be associated with better overall long-term prognosis compared to chest compression plus rescue breathing. Methods and Results The investigation was a retrospective cohort study that combined 2 randomized […]


1. What is sudden cardiac arrest? Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 325,000 people each year. That’s more than the total death rate for breast cancer, lung cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined. During SCA, heart function ceases abruptly and without warning. When this occurs, the heart […]

FACT SHEET: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used to administer an electric shock to the heart and restore the heart’s normal rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF), the abnormal heart rhythm that most often leads to sudden cardiac arrest, is treatable. If the heart can be shocked quickly with an AED, […]