Curr Opin Crit Care 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, Central Denmark Region Department of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University Zoophysiology, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark University of Leicester, East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.
Purpose Of Review: The purpose of this narrative review is to provide an update on hemodynamics during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to describe emerging therapies to optimize perfusion.
Recent Findings: Cadaver studies have shown large inter-individual variations in blood distribution and anatomical placement of the heart during chest compressions. Using advanced CT techniques the studies have demonstrated atrial and slight right ventricular compression, but no direct compression of the left ventricle. Read More