Bride Kiss Saves Guest: CPR Performed at UK Wedding

By Alex Johnston, Epoch Times
April 29, 2013 6:47 pm Last Updated: April 29, 2013 6:50 pm

Bride kiss saves guest: A British bride, who works as a nurse, gave a man CPR when he suddenly collapsed at her wedding, prompting U.K. tabloids to declare she gave the man the “kiss of life.”

Kylie and Russell Cox were slated to get married when a guest collapsed and she gave the man mouth-to-mouth CPR in a purported heart attack, reported the Daily Mirror.

Cox managed to keep the man alive with CPR with the help of an uncle and a bridesmaid. An ambulance was called and she went with her new husband to the hospital with the man.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

“Our friend asked me for a dance, but while we were on the dance floor, he fell faint. I turned round to give him a chair and he collapsed,” said Cox, a staff nurse from Par, Cornwall, according to the tabloid.

She continued: “Me and Russell spent the first night of our marriage at the hospital, because we didn’t know whether our friend was going to live or die. The doctors told us it was a miracle he survived.”

In 2010, a study found that mouth-to-mouth CPR is about as effective as the hands-only chest-pumping method.

The modern version CPR, which includes both chest-pumping and breathing, has been around for a half a century. The New England Journal of Medicine said that chest-pumping is more important.

“Eliminating mouth-to-mouth from CPR may make a layperson less reticent to act and if they act, they can save a life,” said Dr. Thomas Rea, the leader of the study, at the time. “Chest compression alone is simpler and intuitively easier.”