The clinical rationale of cardiac resuscitation.


After failure of external defibrillation, return of cardiac activity with spontaneous circulation is contingent on rapid and effective reversal of myocardial ischemia. Closed-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) evolved about 30 years ago and was almost universally implemented by both professional providers and lay bystanders because of its technical… (More)


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@article{Weil1990TheCR, title={The clinical rationale of cardiac resuscitation.}, author={Max Harry Weil and Raull J. Gazmuri and Eric C. Rackow}, journal={Disease-a-month : DM}, year={1990}, volume={36 8}, pages={421-68} }