The Use of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet as an Adjunct to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Following Traumatic Cardiac Arrest in Swine
Journal Article - Open Access
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research