New Aspects of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
In their original description of closed-chest cardiac massage in 1960, Kouwenhoven et al. first proposed the concept that blood moves during CPR as a result of direct compression of the heart between the sternum and the vertebral column. This idea was intuitively reasonable and a logical extension of the mechanism of blood flow observed during open-chest direct cardiac compression.
KeywordsCardiopulmonary Resuscitation Coronary Blood Flow Chest Compression Intrathoracic Pressure Coronary perfUSion Pressure
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