Simultaneous Fick and saline dilution methods were compared for measuring cardiac output during experimental cardiac arrest and resuscitation in anesthetized dogs. During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) cardiac output averaged 53 ± 30 ml/min-kg (42% of pre-arrest values). Values obtained using the Fick vs. saline methods were highly correlated (r = 0.96), and were not statistically different (t = 1.47, df = 16).
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Silver, D L.; Murphy, R J.; Babbs, Charles F.; and Geddes, L A., "Cardiac output during CPR: a comparison of two methods" (1981). Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 108.
This is the author accepted manuscript of Silver D.I., Murphy R.J., Babbs C.F., Geddes L.A., Cardiac output during CPR: A comparison of two methods, Critical Care Medicine 9, 419-420, 1981. Copyright Williams & Wilkins Co., the version of record is available at http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Citation/1981/05000/Cardiac_output_during_CPR__a_comparison_of_two.34.aspx.