Open-chest cardiac massage after closed-chest compression in a canine model: When to intervene

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Abstract

Open-chest cardiac massage appears beneficial in improving hemodynamics during resuscitation efforts and in improving resuscitation success. The time between cardiac arrest and the initiation of open-chest cardiac massage is crucial. It would appear that if initiation of open chest cardiac massage is delayed for more than 20 min from the onset of cardiac arrest, little or no successful of closed-chest compression CPR are needed. Such techniques would allow early identification of ineffective resuscitation efforts and provide the opportunity for early change to other, presumably more effective, techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalResuscitation
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

Keywords

  • Internal cardiac compression
  • Open-chest CPR
  • Open-chest cardiac massage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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