closed chest massage

closed chest mas·sage

rhythmic compression of the heart between sternum and spine by depressing the lower sternum backward with the heels of the hands, the patient lying supine.

closed chest mas·sage

(klōzd chest mă-sahzh')
Rhythmic compression of the heart between sternum and spine by depressing the lower sternum with the heels of the hands, the patient lying supine.
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Wu, Adams, Bassuk and associates, stoppage of the heart was induced in two groups of a large animal model for about 18 minutes while either a motion platform with stronger force than the ambulatory human device or a closed chest massage device (Thumper[R]) was employed.
Wu and associates, stoppage of the heart was induced in two groups for about 18 minutes while either a modified AT-101(TM) motion platform (stronger force than the human device) or a closed chest massage device (Thumper(R)) was employed.