Cardiac Arrest

  • D. A. Buxton Hopkin


The possibility of cardiac arrest during anaesthesia can seldom be far from the mind of any working anaesthetist. Although the consequences of cardiac arrest can be devastating, to become obsessive and preoccupied with preventive measures carries a danger of lack of balance in anaesthetic techniques, and may lead to delay in preparation or denial of surgery to patients. The best insurance against cardiac arrest is observation of elementary rules, choice of the simple techniques and ensuring that the patient receives an adequate amount of the anaesthetic of choice.


Cardiac Arrest Pericardial Effusion Squint Operation Intracardiac Injection Malignant Hyperpyrexia 
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Selective Bibliography

  1. Feldman S, Ellis H (1975) Principles of resuscitation, 2nd end. Blackwell, OxfordGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Buxton Hopkin
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  1. 1.Charing Cross and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and Medical SchoolsUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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