Cardiac arrest represents a dramatic event that can occur suddenly and often without premonitory signs, characterized by sudden loss of consciousness and breathing after cardiac output ceases and both coronary and cerebral blood flows stop. Restarting of the blood flow by cardiopulmonary resuscitation potentially re-establishes some cardiac output and organ blood flows. This article summarizes the major events that encompass the history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, beginning with ancient history and evolving into the current American Heart Association's commitment to save hearts.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : from the beginning to the present day / G. Ristagno, W. Tang, M. Weil. - In: CRITICAL CARE CLINICS. - ISSN 0749-0704. - 25:1(2009), pp. 133-151.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : from the beginning to the present day

G. Ristagno;
2009

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Cardiac arrest represents a dramatic event that can occur suddenly and often without premonitory signs, characterized by sudden loss of consciousness and breathing after cardiac output ceases and both coronary and cerebral blood flows stop. Restarting of the blood flow by cardiopulmonary resuscitation potentially re-establishes some cardiac output and organ blood flows. This article summarizes the major events that encompass the history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, beginning with ancient history and evolving into the current American Heart Association's commitment to save hearts.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Cardiac arrest; Ventricular fibrillation; Defibrillation; Ventilation; Chest compression
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