Manual open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  title={Manual open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation.},
  author={Nicholas G. Bircher and Peter J Safar},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={13 9 Pt 2},
Although the mechanistic differences between standard external cardiopulmonary resuscitation (SCPR) and open-chest CPR (OCCPR) are clear, it remains unclear when OCCPR offers a benefit over SCPR for nontraumatic cardiac arrest. Experimentally OCCPR has been shown to generate much higher arterial and much lower venous pressures, resulting in increased perfusion pressures across both heart and brain. Most studies have shown increased blood flow with OCCPR. Mechanical OCCPR has been shown to… CONTINUE READING