Limitations of open-chest cardiac massage after prolonged, untreated cardiac arrest in dogs.

@article{Kern1991LimitationsOO,
  title={Limitations of open-chest cardiac massage after prolonged, untreated cardiac arrest in dogs.},
  author={K. B. Kern and Arthur Barry Sanders and Wolfgang Janas and James S. Nelson and S. F. Badylak and Charles F. Babbs and Willis A. Tacker and Gordon A Ewy},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={761-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Open-chest cardiac massage is an effective method of resuscitation if instituted within 15 minutes of normothermic cardiac arrest that has failed to respond to ongoing closed-chest CPR efforts. The usefulness of invasive forms of CPR after various periods of untreated cardiac arrest is less certain. This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of open-chest resuscitation after prolonged periods of untreated cardiac arrest. SETTING AND DESIGN Prospective, controlled… CONTINUE READING
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