Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Joseph P. Ornato
  • Mary Ann Peberdy

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Russell V. Luepker
    Pages 11-20
  3. Joseph E. Marine
    Pages 21-38
  4. Andrea Gabrielli, A. Joseph Layon, Ahamed H. Idris
    Pages 39-94
  5. Michael R. Sayre
    Pages 111-121
  6. John M. Field
    Pages 147-154
  7. Charles F. Babbs
    Pages 155-176
  8. Henry Halperin, Barry K. Rayburn
    Pages 177-197
  9. Barbara Riegel, Lars Wik, Alidene Doherty
    Pages 199-210
  10. Gregory P. Walcott, Cheryl R. Killingsworth, Raymond E. Ideker
    Pages 211-227
  11. Vincent N. Mosesso Jr., Mary M. Newman, Kristin R. Hanson
    Pages 229-244
  12. Allan S. Jaffe, Utpal H. Pandya
    Pages 245-252
  13. Benjamin S. Abella, Terry L. Vanden Hoek, Lance B. Becker
    Pages 253-268
  14. Edgar R. Gonzalez, Joseph A. Grillo, Lih-Jen Wang, Jeffrey Rosenblatt
    Pages 275-285
  15. Wanchun Tang, Shijie Sun, Max Harry Weil
    Pages 287-303
  16. Anette C. Krismer, Norman A. Paradis, Volker Wenzel, John Southall
    Pages 305-333
  17. Martin von Planta
    Pages 335-350
  18. Brian Olshansky, Pamela Nerheim, Richard E. Kerber
    Pages 351-376
  19. Alison A. Rodriguez, Gary A. Dildy III
    Pages 395-405
  20. Jerome H. Modell, Andrea Gabrielli
    Pages 407-424
  21. Daniel F. Danzl
    Pages 437-454
  22. Rao R. Ivatury, Kevin R. Ward
    Pages 455-473
  23. Kevin R. Ward, R. Wayne Barbee, Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 475-501
  24. Alejandro Vasquez, Karl B. Kern
    Pages 503-522
  25. Antonio E. Muñiz
    Pages 523-608
  26. Robert A. Berg, Vinay M. Nadkarni
    Pages 609-640
  27. Mary Ann Peberdy
    Pages 641-648
  28. Paul E. Pepe, Lynn P. Roppolo, Leonard A. Cobb
    Pages 649-681
  29. Kevin R. Ward, R. Wayne Barbee
    Pages 683-694
  30. Antonio E. Muñiz
    Pages 713-740
  31. Joseph P. Ornato
    Pages 741-747
  32. Back Matter
    Pages 749-764

About this book


Despite more than 50 years of medical progress since the introduction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), only 1 out of 5 adults survive in-hospital cardiac arrest, and fewer than 1 in 10 survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, leading clinicians and scientists-many responsible for the latest international guidelines in resuscitation-comprehensively review the latest therapies and techniques for rescuing persons in cardiac arrest. The authors explore the physiology behind current state-of-the-art clinical resuscitation in depth and translate it into practical bedside recommendations, clinical tips, and expert techniques. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of sudden death; management of ventilation; chest compression technique training; public access defibrillation; drug delivery during CPR; the latest drug therapies; and cardiac arrest in disease, pregnancy, drowning, lightning strike, and trauma. The authors also review the major ongoing research in resuscitation science that will likely affect the next set of international resuscitation guidelines. The design of clinical trials and the ethical issues surrounding resuscitation of both children and adults are discussed extensively.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is designed to enhance the ability of resuscitation teams to perform their duties successfully, and save even more lives.


Bypass Defibrillation electrophysiology ethics sudden cardiac death trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph P. Ornato
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mary Ann Peberdy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineVirginia Commonwealth University Health SystemRichmond
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)Virginia Commonwealth University Health SystemRichmond

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