Closed-Chest Resuscitation in a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Closed-chest massage and defibrillation were used successfully in the management of six acute cardiac emergencies occurring in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. A modification of the Kouwenhoven method of closed-chest massage was used in infants and small children. It is concluded that open-chest resuscitation is usually unnecessary during cardiac catheterization.
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