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Heart: cardiopulmonary arrest - pathophysiology

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Introduction

  • Cardiopulmonary arrest represents the cessation of functional and effective ventilation and circulation.
  • Survival rates are low in all species including man.
  • Prevention of arrest is better than cure and all attempts to provide adequate monitoring and response to diagnosed problems promptly is ideal.
  • The initiating cause is often undetermined and may only be found at post-mortem examination or not at all.

Causes

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Pathophysiology of cardiac arrest

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Pathophysiology of respiratory arrest

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Sequelae

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Paradis N (1996) Cardiac arrest research in humans insights into failure. Resusc J 31 (2), 93-100.
  • Johnston G M, Eastment J K, Wood J & Taylor P M (2002) The confidential enquiry into perioperative equine fatalities (CEPEF): mortality results of phases 1 and 2. Vet Anaesthesia Analgesia 29, 159-170.

Other sources of information

  • Cardiovascular Disorders. In: The Merek manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Section 16.
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. In: The Merek Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Chapter 206.
  • Taylor P M & Clarke K W (1999) Handbook of Equine Anaesthesia. W B Saunders. ISBN: 0702018066.

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