This chapter reviews the traditional therapies used to treat sudden cardiac arrest and shock (cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR) and presents modifications of this standard technique to enhance the delivery of oxygenated blood to the heart and brain. In addition, the authors provide descriptions of novel noninvasive technologies that can be used to increase the chance for survival, in particular technologies that provide intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) therapy to improve perfusion in profound states of shock. Furthermore, impedance threshold devices and active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR treatment are described, and the results of numerous animal and clinical studies are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, Third Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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- Cardiac arrest
- Intrathoracic pressure regulation
- Sudden cardiac death