Ionized calcium during CPR in the canine model.


The purpose of our study was to determine ionized calcium levels during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Following placement of ascending aortic catheters in 15 adult mongrel dogs, ventricular fibrillation was induced electrically. After five minutes without therapy, mechanical external CPR was instituted. Animals received either standard CPR (S-CPR, n… (More)


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@article{Best1985IonizedCD, title={Ionized calcium during CPR in the canine model.}, author={Randall Best and Gerard B. Martin and Donna L. Carden and Michael C Tomlanovich and Craig Foreback and Richard Michael Nowak}, journal={Annals of emergency medicine}, year={1985}, volume={14 7}, pages={633-5} }