Regional blood flow during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dogs.

  title={Regional blood flow during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dogs.},
  author={John M. Luce and N A Rizk and Raina Niskanen},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={12 10},
We studied regional blood flow (QR) using radiolabeled microspheres in 12 anesthetized dogs during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A circumferential vest and abdominal binder were used with a mechanical ventilator to deliver 30 simultaneous chest compressions and ventilations per minute. When this device was modified to increase aortic pressure (Pao) during compression and the aortic-to-right atrial pressure gradient (Pao-Pra) during relaxation, cerebral and myocardial QR increased… CONTINUE READING
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