Jul 10, 2012

Comparison of shock-first strategy and cardiopulmonary resuscitation-first strategy in a porcine model of prolonged cardiac arrest

Zhi-Jun GuoDa Zhang


The choice of a shock-first or a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-first strategy in the treatment of prolonged cardiac arrest (CA) is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of these strategies on oxygen metabolism and resuscitation outcomes in a porcine model of 8min CA. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was electrically induced. After 8min of untreated VF, 24 male inbred Wu-Zhi-Shan miniature pigs were randomized to receive either defibrillation first (ID group) or chest compression first (IC group). In the ID group, a shock was delivered immediately. If the defibrillation attempt failed to attain restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), manual chest compressions were rapidly initiated at a rate of 100compressionsmin(-1), and the compression-to-ventilation ratio was 30:2. If VF persisted after five cycles of CPR, a second defibrillation attempt was made. In the IC group, chest compressions were delivered first, followed by a shock. Hemodynamic variables, the VF waveform and blood gas analysis outcomes were recorded. Oxygen metabolism parameters and the amplitude spectrum area (AMSA) of the VF waveform were computed. There were no significant differences in the rate of ROSC and 24h surviv...Continue Reading

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Ventricular Fibrillation
Inbred Strain
Myocardial Dysfunction
Recurrent Malignant Neoplasm
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Oxygen Metabolic Process

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