Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines assume that cardiac arrest victims can be treated with a uniform chest compression (CC) depth and a standardized interval administration of vasopressor drugs. This non-personalized approach does not incorporate a patient's individualized response into ongoing resuscitative efforts. In previously reported porcine models of hypoxic and normoxic ventricular fibrillation (VF), a hemodynamic-directed resuscitation improved short-term survival compared to current practice guidelines. Skilled in-hospital rescuers should be trained to tailor resuscitation efforts to the individual patient's physiology. Such a strategy would be a major paradigm shift in the treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrest victims.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Aug 2014|
- Arterial blood pressure
- Cardiac arrest
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation