Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Death, an inevitable reality for all of us, has not always been viewed as a potentially reversible event. Before the Renaissance, the views espoused by Galen in the second century A.D. were deemed the final, inviolable authority on all matters related to health, disease, and death. Galen taught that life began with the first beat of the heart and ended with the last beat (brought about by the cessation of flow of the vital spirit held within breath), never again to be started; death was permanent and irreversible.
KeywordsCardiac Arrest Sudden Death Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Fibrillation Cerebral Perfusion Pressure
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