A New Internal Cardiac Massage Technique

Kuralay E.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.23, no.6, pp.739-740, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00603.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-740
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


Classical internal cardiac massage mostly can increas systolic blood pressure to maintain sufficient brain and systemic organ perfusion but diastolic blood pressure commonly remains below 10 mmHg. To be able to increase the diastolic blood pressure sufficiently, the surgeon grabs the distal part of the ascending aorta between the thumb and index finger of the left hand and squeezes it during the diastolic time period to increase the diastolic pressure. Ascending aorta is released during ventricular squeezing, and subsequently ascending aorta is squeezed during the ventricular relaxation. doi: 10.1111/j. 1540-8191.2008.00603.x (J Card Surg 2008;23:739-740)