Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion Following Arrest in Swine: Need for Added Oxygen
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Traumatic exsanguination cardia arrest is largely untreatable using current therapies, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. One potential therapy, selective aortic arch perfusion SAAP, restores cardiac function in the laboratory setting. SAAP involves the introduction of an endovascular balloon with a large lumen which allows for rapid infusion resuscitation fluids directly into the aortic arch, and thereby the coronary arteries. However, examination into the role exogenous oxygen plays in a resuscitation fluids ability to achieve a return of spontaneous circulation ROSC and short term survival has yet to be performed. To address this question, we hypothesized that oxygenated blood and oxygen-carrying fluids would have a survival advantage over non-oxygenated resuscitation fluids.
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