The concept of double sequential defibrillation shocks was initially described in animal literature in a mid-1980s article presented in the Journal of American Cardiology. Using a canine model, investigators delivered single, double and triple exponential shocks to hearts in which v fib and...
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Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival
A large prehospital study found that survival was highest when chest compression depths were between 4.0 and 5.5 cm.
In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested an increase in the...
WHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Low-dose, high-frequency
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has not been
rigorously evaluated previously.
WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: This study is the first to demonstrate
that low-dose, high-frequency CPR training can improve CPR skill
This meta-analysis suggests that mortality is higher
for patients with acute myocardial infarction who present during
off-hours compared with regular hours. This finding may be
partially attributed to longer door to balloon times during
off-hours for patients with ST elevation myocardial...
Background Interruptions in chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation can negatively impact survival. Several new endotracheal intubation (ETI) techniques including video laryngoscopy may allow for ETI with minimal or no interruptions in chest compressions. We...