Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation

  • A. Topjian
  • R. A. Berg
  • V. M. Nadkarni
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In this chapter we will briefly review the current state-of-the-art in pediatric cardiac arrest: Epidemiology, the four phases of cardiac arrest, mechanisms of blood flow during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), interventions, post-arrest supportive care, special resuscitation circumstances (pediatric ventricular fibrillation [VF], post-congenital heart surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO]-CPR), and innovative implementation of training programs.


Cardiac Arrest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Chest Compression Basic Life Support Coronary Perfusion Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Topjian
    • 1
  • R. A. Berg
    • 2
  • V. M. Nadkarni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaCritical Care Medicine The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Arizona School of MedicineTucsonUSA

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