Animal Model: Tourniquet Assisted CPR

A study evaluated the effectiveness of tourniquet assisted CPR in a porcine model (Figure). Thumper Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation was performed subsequent to inducing cardiac arrest in 10 animals; a control group of 5 underwent an unassisted CPR, while an Esmarch exsanguination tourniquet was placed on the limbs of 5 additional animals during resuscitation. Results show that […]