The influence of nonlinear intra-thoracic vascular behaviour and compression characteristics on cardiac output during CPR.

@article{Koeken2011TheIO,
  title={The influence of nonlinear intra-thoracic vascular behaviour and compression characteristics on cardiac output during CPR.},
  author={Yvette Koeken and Paul Aelen and Gerrit Jan Noordergraaf and Igor Paulussen and Pierre H. Woerlee and Abraham Noordergraaf},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={538-44}
}
Clinical observations suggest that the assumption of a linear relationship between chest compression pressure and cardiac output may be oversimplified. More complex behaviour may occur when the transmural pressure is large, changing the compliances and resistances in the intra-thoracic vasculature. A fundamental understanding of these compression induced… CONTINUE READING