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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 4

A Structured Approach for Treatment of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest Cases in the Coronary Catheterization Laboratory Using Mechanical Chest Compressions

Henrik Wagner1*, Malin Rundgren2, Bjarne Madsen Hardig3, Karl B Kern4, David Zughaft1, Jan Harnek1, Matthias Götberg1 and Goran K Olivecrona1
1Department of Cardiology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Lund University, Lund Sweden
3Physio-Control Sweden/Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden
4Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Corresponding author : Henrik Wagner
Department of Cardiology, Lund University, Lund Sweden
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 30, 2013 Accepted: July 22, 2013 Published: July 28, 2013
Citation: Wagner H, Rundgren M, Hardig BM, Kern KB, Zughaft D, et al. (2013) A Structured Approach for Treatment of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest Cases in the Coronary Catheterization Laboratory Using Mechanical Chest Compressions. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000135

Abstract

A Structured Approach for Treatment of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest Cases in the Coronary Catheterization Laboratory Using Mechanical Chest Compressions

This article aims at describing a logistic approach for prolonged resuscitation efforts in the cath-lab using mechanical chest compressions (MCC) during simultaneous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Keywords: Resuscitation; CPR; Mechanical chest compressions; PCI; Cardiac arrest

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