Myocardial oxygen requirements during experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  title={Myocardial oxygen requirements during experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation.},
  author={R V Ditchey and Yutaka Goto and Jo Ann Lindenfeld},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={26 8},
OBJECTIVE The aims were to determine myocardial oxygen requirements during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to test the hypothesis that endogenous catecholamines have a major effect on myocardial oxygen requirements in this setting. METHODS Myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) was measured during 20 minutes of CPR in eight anaesthetised dogs. Coronary blood flow was maintained at prearrest levels using an external pump to provide a permissive level of oxygen delivery during… CONTINUE READING