CPR: Calcium or Calcium-Antagonists?

  • J. L. Vincent
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 167)


Since the introduction of external chest compression by Kouwenhoven et al. [1] in 1960, the mechanisms involved in cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been better understood. Although some factors associated with acute myocardial anoxia and rapid cellular damage have been clarified, advances in pharmacological support have been surprisingly limited.


Cardiac Arrest Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Chest Compression Intrathoracic Pressure 
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