The effect of intravenous magnesium administration on aortic, right atrial and coronary perfusion pressures during CPR in swine.

OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of magnesium administration on aortic, right atrial and coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). DESIGN Twelve swine weighing 23.2 +/- 3.1 kg were instrumented for CPP, aortic systolic (AOSP) and aortic diastolic (AODP) pressures. INTERVENTION Ventricular fibrillation was induced and… (More)