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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 637-640

Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation: Is it better than CPR ?

1 Prof & Senior Adviser, Dept of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (CC), Lucknow - 226002, India
2 Graded Specialist, Dept of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (CC), Lucknow - 226002, India

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TVSP Murthy
Anaesthesiology, Neuro and Liver Transplant Anaesthesia, Dept of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Command Hospital (CC), Lucknow - 226002
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The guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been in place for decades; but despite their international scope and periodic updates, there has been little improvement in survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for patients who did not receive early defibrillation. Instituting the new cardio cerebral resuscitation protocol for managing prehospital cardiac arrest improved survival of adult patients with witnessed cardiac arrest and an initially shockable rhythm.

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