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Br J Anaesth. 2019 Dec 10. pii: S0007-0912(19)30877-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Why chest compressions should start when systolic arterial blood pressure is below 50 mm Hg in the anaesthetised patient.

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1
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Perioperative Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
2
Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, UK; Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
3
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.
4
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK; School of Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. Electronic address: timcook007@gmail.com.

KEYWORDS:

arterial blood pressure; capnopgraphy; cardiac arrest; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; cerebral perfusion; chest compressions; hypotension; palpable pulse

PMID:
31836135
DOI:
10.1016/j.bja.2019.11.005

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