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2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Use of Advanced Airways, Vasopressors, and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Cardiac Arrest An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Ashish R Panchal, Katherine M Berg, Karen G Hirsch, Peter J Kudenchuk, Marina Del Rios, Jose G Cabanas, Mark S Link, Michael C Kurz, Paul S Chan, Peter T Morley, Mary Fran Hazinski, Michael W Donnino



The fundamentals of cardiac resuscitation include the immediate provision of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation combined with rapid defibrillation (as appropriate). These mainstays of therapy set the groundwork for other possible interventions such as medications, advanced airways, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and post-cardiac arrest care, including targeted temperature management, cardiorespiratory support, and percutaneous coronary intervention. Since 2015, an increased number of studies have been published evaluating some of these interventions, requiring a reassessment of their use and impact on survival from cardiac arrest. This 2019 focused update to the Americ..

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