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Provided are exemplary devices and methods for increasing cardiopulmonary circulation when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In one exemplary method, a patient's chest is actively compressed during a compression phase. At least some of the respiratory muscles are stimulated to contract during a decompression phase to cause an increase in the magnitude and duration of negative intrathoracic pressure during the decompression phase. In this way, the amount of venous blood flow into the heart and lungs is enhanced.

Title
Methods and devices for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Application Number
9/197286
Publication Number
6224562 (B1)
Application Date
November 20, 1998
Publication Date
May 1, 2001
Inventor
David G Benditt
Edina
MN, US
Keith G Lurie
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
US
Assignee
CPRX
MN, US
IPC
A61H 31/00
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