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Definition Abdominal thrusts, also called the Heimlich manoeuvre or Heimlich maneuver, is a first aid procedure used to treat upper airway obstructions (or choking) by foreign objects. The term Heimlich maneuver is named after Dr. Henry Heimlich, who first described it in 1974. The Heimlich maneuver can be performed on all people. Modifications are necessary if the choking victim is very obese, pregnant, achild, or an infant. Indications that a person’s airway is blocked include: The person…

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