Category Cardiac Arrest

How to correctly place defibrillator pads

In case of cardiac arrest, be sure to correctly place pads, in particular during shockable rhythms and above all if ventricular fibrillation is REFRACTORY. Incorrect position of defibrillator pads may reduce the chance of unsuccessful termination of ventricular fibrillation. Correct…

How to perform CPR in space

Maybe you’ve never considered the issue of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in space but space agencies really have thought of everything. The likelihood of cardiac arrest occurring in space remains extremely low, and will most likely be nonsurvivable due to…

Ischemia/Reperfusion during Cardiac Arrest

Post-resuscitation death contributes significantly to overall OHCA mortality Most patients who achieve ROSC, die after 24-72 hours of the post-resuscitation syndrome Post-resuscitation syndrome is characterized by cardiovascular dysfunction multi-organ failure failure of CNS recovery has similarity with sepsis syndrome compared…