Drug Therapy During Cardiac Arrest

  • Joseph S. Redding


Following the adoption of exhaled air ventilation and external cardiac compression, it was shown that the combination restored normal arterial oxygenation within 1 minute in dogs asphyxiated to circulatory arrest. Disappointingly, spontaneous cardiac activity was restored in only two of ten dogs (1). This was due to the limited tissue perfusion resulting from sternal compression (2).


Cardiac Arrest Metabolic Acidosis Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Circulatory Arrest 
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