versión impresa ISSN 0210-5691
Less than 10% of those individuals who suffer an episode of sudden cardiac arrest are successfully resuscitated and return home to live productive lives. New approaches to cardiac resuscitation could substantially improve such dismal outcome. Four current trends in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have the greatest potential for improving outcome: the development of systems that can prevent cardiac arrests through recognition of early warning signs and timely intervention; a shift towards a flow-based resuscitation emphasizing the delivery of high-quality uninterrupted CPR limiting the role of ventilation; the growing role of technology in driving resuscitation interventions, incrementally enhancing the human decision-making process, and the use of hypothermia.
Palabras clave : Resuscitation; Emergency cardiovascular care; Cardiac arrest.