Cardiac Arrest is the definitive and most comprehensive

reference in advanced life support and resuscitation medi-

This new edition brings the reader completely up-to-
date with developments in the field, focusing on practical

issues of decision making, clinical management and pre-
vention, as well as providing clear explanations of the

science informing the practice. The coverage includes
information on the latest pharmacotherapeutic options,
the latest chest compression techniques and airway
management protocols, all backed by clearly explained,

evidence-based scientific research. The content is consis-
tent with the latest guidelines for practice in this area, as

detailed by the major international governing organiza-

This volume is essential reading for all those working in
the hospital environments of emergency medicine, critical
care, cardiology and anesthesia, as well as those providing
care in the pre-hospital setting, including paramedics and
other staff from the emergency services.
Norman A. Paradis is Adjunct Professor of Surgery,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Henry R. Halperin is Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and
Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
Karl B. Kern is Professor of Medicine at the Sarver Heart
Center, University of Arizona, USA.
Volker Wenzel is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine of Innsbruck
Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
Douglas A. Chamberlain CBE is Honorary Professor of
Resuscitation Medicine at the School of Medicine, Cardiff
University, Wales and Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the
University of Brighton, Sussex, UK.