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The mechanism of blood flow in cardiopulmonary resuscitation--introducing the lung pump.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10203406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mechanism of blood flow in cardiopulmonary resuscitation remains controversial. Inconsistencies in the cardiac pump model necessitated the development of the thoracic pump. Neither hypothesis alone can account for blood flow during external massage. Using the postulates that a cyclical pump has three components, an inlet valve, a compression chamber and an outlet valve, we propose the lung pump hypothesis where these components are represented by the pulmonary valve; the lung vasculature/left atrium/left ventricle; and the aortic valve. We explore the mechanism and effect of this hypothesis and match it to previous observations. The implications to cardiopulmonary resuscitation are addressed.
D P Shaw; J S Rutherford; M J Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-27     Completed Date:  1999-04-27     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Otago, Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / physiology
Atrial Function, Left
Blood Circulation / physiology*
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
Heart / physiology
Heart Massage
Lung / blood supply,  physiology*
Pulmonary Valve / physiology
Respiratory Mechanics / physiology
Thorax / physiology
Ventricular Function, Left

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