Vest CPR--A promising new modality of resuscitation

Joshua E. Tsitlik, Mark Gelfand, Kreg G. Gruben, Alan D. Guerci, Henry R. Halperin

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Abstract

Studies of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have lead to development of a theory that the movement of blood during CPR is largely due to rises in intrathoracic pressure rather than direct squeezing of the heart during chest compression. Based on this theory, a vest CPR, in which an inflatable vest encircles the patient's chest and cyclically generates relatively uniform chest compression is developed. Test results show that vest CPR improves survival from cardiac arrest in dogs, and markedly improves hemodynamics in patients late in CPR, suggesting the vest CPR will increase survival in patients if used earlier in CPR, before irreversible organ damage has occurred. Clinical studies of vest CPR are underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Care Technologies for the 1990's and Beyond
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages737-738
Number of pages2
Editionpt 2
ISBN (Print)0879425598
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1990Nov 4 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period11/1/9011/4/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Tsitlik, J. E., Gelfand, M., Gruben, K. G., Guerci, A. D., & Halperin, H. R. (1990). Vest CPR--A promising new modality of resuscitation. In Biomedical Engineering Perspectives: Health Care Technologies for the 1990's and Beyond (pt 2 ed., pp. 737-738). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; No. pt 2). Publ by IEEE.