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A Rat Model of Ventricular Fibrillation and Resuscitation by Conventional Closed-chest Technique
 

A Rat Model of Ventricular Fibrillation and Resuscitation by Conventional Closed-chest Technique

Article doi: 10.3791/52413
April 26th, 2015

Summary April 26th, 2015

This article describes a rat model of electrically-induced ventricular fibrillation and resuscitation by chest compression, ventilation, and delivery of electrical shocks that simulates an episode of sudden cardiac arrest and conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The model enables gathering insights on the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest and exploration of new resuscitation strategies.

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