Spontaneous gasping during cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mechanical ventilation.

@article{No1994SpontaneousGD,
  title={Spontaneous gasping during cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Marko No{\vc} and Max Harry Weil and Shijie Sun and W C Tang and Joe Bisera},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={150 3},
  pages={861-4}
}
Spontaneous gasping is frequently observed during cardiac arrest, especially when mechanical ventilation is withheld during precordial compression. We related spontaneous gasping to pulmonary gas exchange and cardiac resuscitability in a rodent model of cardiac arrest. Ventricular fibrillation was electrically induced in 15 Sprague-Dawley rats. After 4 min untreated ventricular fibrillation, precordial compression was initiated. Coronary perfusion pressure was maintained between 25 and 30 mm Hg… CONTINUE READING