Accession Number:

AD1041889

Title:

The Use of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet as an Adjunct to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Following Traumatic Cardiac Arrest in Swine

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR is ineffective in treating traumatic cardiac arrest TCA following hemorrhagic shock despite fluid resuscitation. CPR adjuncts, including abdominal compressions and external counter pressure, have shown some success in laboratory settings. The Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet AAJT is a device that occludes both venous and arterial blood at the level of the aortic bifurcation and likely increases thoracic pressure when applied to the abdomen. We developed a swine model of controlled hemorrhage to induce a state of TCA to test the ability of the AAJT to improve the efficacy of CPR.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE