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A New Device For Performing Simultaneous Sterno-Thoracic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Sst-Cpr), Deepak S. Gupta
Theses and Dissertations
There are two different physiological mechanisms that cause blood to circulate around the human body during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The "cardiac pump" generates blood ﬂow by squeezing blood out of the heart as the sternum is depressed. The "thoracic pump" generates ﬂow by forcing blood out of the heart and the great vessels as the intrathoracic pressure rises due to chest compression.
To date, all CPR techniques try to circulate blood during cardiac arrest by exploiting elite; the cardiac pump or the thoracic pump mechanism of blood ﬂow. No mechanical CPR device thus far invented has tried to exploit both mechanisms ...